Classes at Marc Adams School of Woodworking

Getting the Most From Your Band Saw With Michael Fortune

Dates: 9/27 - 9/27
Tool List: Click here for tool list

Cost: $140
Deposit: $50

Installing new tires, blade tension and selection, tracking, cutting curves, and re-sawing will be covered. A variety of useful jigs designed to be used with the band saw will be demonstrated. Illustrations will be provided so you can make your own. Michael operates one of the most diversely equipped workshops in North America. It includes three industrial table saws, and he can't remember the last time he ripped a piece of wood on the table saw. Instead, he prefers to use the smallest of his band saws, a 15" General. "I purchased my small band saw in 1974, tracked the blade once with only modest blade tension, installed the factory fence parallel to the miter slot and have not had to adjust it in 28 years," boasts Michael. Let the band saw master show you how to make this simple machine the most versatile in the shop.

Key Points:

Learn how to tune your band saw to make perfect cuts
Make a variety of jigs to make your band saw more productive
Learn band saw joinery
Correct re-sawing techniques
Blade selection
Selecting a band saw in today's market
How to eliminate blade drift
Pattern band sawing

There is a $45 annual registration fee that will be added to your the total amount of the class if this is the first class you are registering for this season.

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