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Sawdust Session #15:  March 15, 2008
Topics: Making intricate "bandsaw" boxes, choosing and using band saw blades, setting up and using the Shopsmith Molder Head, and how to install a Lift Assist.

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1. SS Project: Band Saw Boxes -- How to plan, saw, and assemble intricate and elegant "band saw boxes," complete with doors, drawers, and lids. A great scrap wood project -- FREE plans! 2. Choosing Band Saw Blades -- What you need to know to match the right blade to material you have to saw, and how to prepare a new blade to extend its life.
3. Using the Molder Head -- Discover the important differences between the molder and other shaping tools, then discover how to set up and use the molding head and knives. 4. Installing a Lift Assist -- We designed the Lift Assist to make it easier to change your Shopsmith between horizontal and vertical modes. Now we'll make it easier to install.
Drew's Interludes:
1: More Throat Capacity -- How to modify your Shopsmith Band Saw to get just a little more (1/4" to 5/16") throat clearance.
2. Twisting the Blade -- How to twist the blade on the Shopsmith Band Saw to cut long stock across the grain.

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