Designer, maker, teacher and mentor, Michael is one of Canada’s most respected contemporary furniture masters.
Mastering The Bandsaw
A properly-tuned band saw can — and perhaps should — be the centre of an efficient woodshop.
Bandsaws are capable of very accurate work, from cutting precise tenon joints to resawing the densest woods straight and smooth to cutting fluid curved shapes. Even an inexpensive bandsaw can be tuned to give excellent results.
This class will show you how to adjust and manage your band saw for optimum results.
You will learn:
How to mount the blade
How to set the blade tension
How to tune the bandsaw to make perfect cuts
Correct sawing and resawing techniques
How to eliminate “drift”
Making joinery on the band saw
Learn how to cut freehand accurately to any curved or straight line
See how to make a collection of simple jigs that will make the bandsaw even more versatile and accurate
Tools required: All tools and materials supplied by the school.