I'm buying dowels by the meter and cutting them into pieces to make things with them.flounder":1omj6acp said:Not sure if the OP is talking about cross cutting existing dowels or actually forming dowel?
Just tried it on some 19mm dowel. I use a sliding fence with extension that just clears the blade. My hand is 6 inches away from the blade and it cuts smoothly and as short a piece as I like. I see no danger at all.kevin dwyer":24y0tseb said:bandsaws are usually a bit jumpy when the blade leaves the back of a cut like that. wouldn't have my fingers fingers 1 inch away from a bandsaw blade.
Don't want to tell you something you already know but just in case ....Ives":1m706blv said:I think I need to buy a sliding fence and mitre gauge. I'm going to an Axminster next week, maybe I can pick them up there.
Thanks, I didn't know that at all, I don't know much about bandsaws!RogerP":2d3azl2n said:Don't want to tell you something you already know but just in case ....Ives":2d3azl2n said:I think I need to buy a sliding fence and mitre gauge. I'm going to an Axminster next week, maybe I can pick them up there.
Be sure to measure accurately the bandsaw table channel that the new fence will slide in. There is no standard and they come in several different widths - it's important the fence rail fits without play and moves smoothly in the table channel.
I'm not exactly sure what you mean, do you mean cut 4" lengths on the bandsaw and then the 1" pieces by hand off those?Pete Maddex":wxvba8p9 said:Hi,
If you cut all the 1" pieces from a lenght and leave 4" then your fingers won't be close to the blade.