Synopses & Reviews
Renowned woodworker and author, Mark Duginske is the established expert when it comes to the band saw. His extensive knowledge of the tool and its abilities has helped thousands attain better results. Here, he is back with a completely updated guide—featuring over 300 full-color illustrations—to woodworking's most versatile tool. Inside you'll find everything you need to know to purchase, setup, use, and maintain a band saw including: Part-by-part overview of every component of the saw. Learn what each part is called, what it does, and how it's done. Separate chapter on band saw accessories also included. What you need to know before purchasing a saw. Including the eight questions you must ask before buying a used saw. How to adjust your saw to ensure the best cuts. Learning to cut on the band saw is the easy part. In this chapter, you'll learn the more complicated—but extremely important—techniques of set-up and alignment. Blades, blades, blades: You'll learn which one is best for your project, what it's made of, when to change it, how to sharpen it, how to track it, and how to determine and achieve the proper tension. How to make curved and straight cuts: Step-by-step techniques for choosing the right blade, hand positioning, cutting irregular shapes, and more. How to use patterns and even design your own patterns.
Working with jigs and fixtures: Learn to save time and get great results when you follow the author's time-tested advice for making and working with these helpful accessories.How to make tenon, box, and dovetail joints. Maintenance and trouble-shooting: You'll learn how to deal with common problems and also how to maintain your band saw so it keeps humming for years to come. A must-have reference book filled with sidebars, illustrations, photographs and more. Recommended for anyone looking to purchase a new band saw or get more out of an existing one.
Expert advice on every facet of this versatile woodworking tool—from purchase and setup to use and maintenance—is addressed in this complete sourcebook. A part-by-part overview of every component to the band saw, the eight questions to ask before buying a saw, the optimal blade choice for projects, and how to use and design your own patterns are just some of the issues addressed. A separate chapter devoted to band saw accessories rounds out this “band saw bible.”
This essential guide to woodworking's most versatile tool includes a thorough analysis on everything needed to know in order to purchase, setup, use, and maintain a band saw. This book details what woodworkers need to know before purchasing a saw--including the eight questions to ask before buying a used saw--along with topics such as a part-by-part overview of every component of the saw, techniques of set-up and alignment, choosing the right blade, and understanding hand positioning to provide any woodworker with the most complete guide to a band saw. Special sections are devoted to band saw accessories, how to deal with common problems, and how to maintain a band saw to keep it running effectively and efficiently for years.
Dedicated to providing integral information about woodworking tools and techniques that other manuals overlook, the books in this series contain safety facts, explanations about basic project set-up, and tips for maximizing tool performance. In Bandsaw, woodworkers will find out how to best utilize this essential workshop tool, and how to get the most for their money by getting the most from their equipment. Filled with clear diagrams and instructions, this pocket-sized durable manual is ideal for quick reference in the workshop.
Everything you need to know to master the workshop's most versatile tool. Contains over 500 photographs and illustrations. Band saw guru Mark Duginske provides everything you need to get the most out of your indispensable power tool - the band saw. Includes buying advice, expert instruction, tips for making jigs, 500 illustrations and more.
Learn Everything You Need to Know About the Most Important Tool in Your Shop. Woodworking experts would agree that the first machine to purchase for a home workshop is the band saw. From simple cuts to joinery to intricate designs, chances are whatever you need to do, you can do it with a band saw. Now, from Mark Duginske, professional woodworker and band saw expert, comes the only book you'll need to master this versatile, safe, and indispensable power tool. With an informative glossary and a valuable list of resources, this is the must-have reference for anyone looking to learn everything he or she needs to know about the band saw.
About the Author
Mark Duginske is a fourth generation central Wisconsin woodworker. He makes his living as a woodworker, designer, writer, and inventor. He was formally a contributing editor to Fine Woodworking Magazine and now writes for a number of magazines. His work has appeared in Fine Woodworking, Fine Home Building, The Design Book, Americana, Chicago Magazine, Architectural Digest, Architectural Record, Woodsmith, Wood Shop News and Wood News. His restoration work in the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio in Oak Park, Illinois has appeared on This Old House and the PBS Frank Lloyd Wright Special. He has 8 patents on woodworking tools and a number of patents pending. He is the author of 10 books. He has done two videos for the Taunton Press.
Table of Contents
Introduction: The Versatile Band Saw Chapter 1: Band Saw Basics An introduction to the band saw, its part, and safety procedures Chapter 2: Shopping for a Saw Understanding models, styles, and features when shopping for a saw Chapter 3: Band Saw Blades Understanding, selecting, and mainting band saw blades Chapter 4: Adjusting the Band Saw From first time adjustments through everyday calibrations, including tracking, tensioning, and aligning Chapter 5: Sawing Curved Cuts Ripping, resawing, special cuts, and making boards from logs Chapter 6: Sawing Curved Cuts Tips for carving cabriole legs, intarsia, band saw boxes, and other curves Chapter 7: Patterns and Templates Understanding, creating, and using patterns and templates Chapter 8: Jigs and Fixtures Creating and using jigs to increase accuracy, including the micro-adjustable fence, taper jig, circle-cutting jig, sled jig, and others Chapter 9: Sawing Joints Mastering the mortise and tenon and dovetail joints Glossary Resources Index