Sunday, June 13, 2010

Big Tool For A Little Job ~ The Band Saw

If you remember the last post, a ring box was cut apart. 
It was sitting on the table top of this band saw. This saw 
is 7 feet tall, and if you look closely, you’ll see that little 
ring box. That’s why I say a big tool for a little job.

The blade is one continuous small steel band. The blade 
for this saw is 111 inches long. That’s over 9 feet long. 
It rides on two wheels. One above the table and one below. 
They remotely resemble bicycle wheels and tires.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

More Ring Box Pieces

Well he’s finally back you’re thinking. At the last look there were 80 blanks and sides stacked up ready to cut. Above is what it looks like on the band saw after the cutting procedure is complete. I am left with three pieces, the lid, the body, and the waste (or is it ?) in the middle.