View Full Version : Bandsaw magic

07-29-2009, 05:39 PM

ron ll
07-29-2009, 05:52 PM
I'm missing the obvious again (surprise). When I click on those links I just get a video screen with the thumbnails of various videos. Tried two different browsers. How do you start the video?

(I know this is going to be a "duh" moment, but it's hot today. )

07-29-2009, 05:56 PM
Hmmm, when I open the link it plays the vid. Try typing Bandsaw Magic in the search window at the top.

Phillip Allen
07-29-2009, 05:57 PM
didn't work for me either...

07-29-2009, 06:00 PM
Well I'm not a member...very strange.

ron ll
07-29-2009, 06:02 PM
I tried three browsers now, tried pushing every button. I've got the latest Flash and all the latest goodies. Doesn't work. If it were a member issue, one would think you would get a message asking you to join.

07-29-2009, 06:02 PM
try this.

07-29-2009, 06:05 PM
Yeah botebum that's it.

Captain Intrepid
07-29-2009, 06:06 PM
Worked fine for me, Safari 3.2.3, Mac OS 10.5.7.

ron ll
07-29-2009, 06:08 PM
try this.

First one didn't work, second one down did.

ron ll
07-29-2009, 06:10 PM
Suppose he's done that a few times before? :)

07-29-2009, 06:12 PM
Impresses me :D

Bob Roncace
07-29-2009, 06:54 PM
I'm jealous of his skill. Oh, and I covet his bandsaw, too.

07-29-2009, 07:17 PM
I reckon that demo would have sold a few bandsaws that day.

Bob Adams
07-29-2009, 07:29 PM
I'm jealous of his skill. Oh, and I covet his bandsaw, too.

Well, it was just a run of the mill Craftsman....I think they are showcasing upgrades, tires, blades, guides, ect. I put a few of those goodies on my antique Delta,makes quite a differance!

07-29-2009, 08:13 PM
He didn't seem to care a whole lot about his fingers. :)

Bob Roncace
07-29-2009, 08:23 PM
Well, it was just a run of the mill Craftsman....

To a man who knows of meat but has none, even a hamburger could be a steak.

07-29-2009, 08:31 PM
The first link worked for me and all I can say is Wow!


Bob Adams
07-29-2009, 08:33 PM
To a man who knows of meat but has none, even a hamburger could be a steak.

Well, yeah.

Bob Roncace
07-29-2009, 08:37 PM
Well, yeah.


07-29-2009, 08:55 PM
There are also some other interesting links alongside the Yahoo version

07-30-2009, 12:23 AM
First link above work fine for me using Explorer 7
very impressive skill on the bandsaw. Lot of cutting

07-30-2009, 06:44 AM
Very very good , but frightening as hell .I've put in a few thousand hours on a pretty good 24" bandsaw and that guys attitude to his fingers is chilling ! :eek:

Rational Root
07-30-2009, 06:55 AM

I'm a bare novice one a band saw, but even my cheapo 30 year old three wheel draper cuts through oak with ridiculous ease.

Fingers would not even slow the blade down.

That guy should take a few pictures of his hands now while he still has them the way that nature intended.

Forget the deer. I'm more amazed that

1) He still has all his fingers
2) The insurance companies have not shut him down with a bang
3) that anyone with enough practice with a bands saw to do that can be so blase about having his hand so close to an unguarded blade.

When he eventually messes up, if they get it on video, it will be a uTube hit.

Nicholas Scheuer
07-30-2009, 07:13 AM
I don't believe the guy's fingers are in jeopardy at all. He hardly has to push the Urethane foam block at all to make those cuts. It's easier than sawing butter.

Now if' he was sawing a hunk of Southern Yellow Pine, with knots, it'd be a different story.

I do weird stuff with my bandsaw all the time.

Moby Nick

07-30-2009, 07:17 AM
I've done weird stuff ,usually as I hit a rot or pitch pocket .Not fun and to be avoided .The rule , for me , is where would the blade go RIGHT NOW ,if the wood disappeared .

Tom Wilkinson
07-30-2009, 07:22 AM
I didn't see anything unsafe either, in fact he looked to be very aware of where his fingers were in relation to the blade at all times.

Rational Root
07-30-2009, 09:25 AM
My grandfather was a ships carpenter. He was shy 1 and 1/2 fingers and about 1/4 or a thumb.

I suspect that his comment on the band saw video would have been short and rye.

07-30-2009, 05:41 PM
He did have his fingers closer than I would but I have a vivid imagination when it comes to pain.

07-30-2009, 07:24 PM
I was fascinated by counting the guy's fingers.