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Old 02-03-2010, 10:25 PM
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Does anyone know of a service or person that is willing to cut out some bandsaw blanks? I am working with book by Marv Kaisersatt and I don't own a bandsaw yet.

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See if there is a carving club in your area. Also Highschool shops might be of use. Lastly, Have a look on Craigslist and see if you cant find a bandsaw for under 50.00. I just saw one here for 25.00.

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This may be easier for you : Marv Kaisersatt Design Cut Outs

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Default Re: Bandsaw Blanks

You could Consider using coping saw with a course blade.
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This may be easier for you : Marv Kaisersatt Design Cut Outs

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Yep, i've seen those. I am wanting to make the practice head cut outs that are in the book I have.
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What book do you have?

If it is the one with caricature heads only, you don't need to do any cut-outs, you just need square blocks of wood.

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I went years without a bandsaw and honestly, its a great tool but most people didnt have these sitting in their garage even 50 years ago, let alone 100 or more. Depending on the carving youre doing, a bandsaw might not be a necessity. I know, I was one who thought it was. Now that I have one its much easier, yes, but if you cant drop the cash on one dont sweat it. Use a block thats the size of your carving and just start removing material. Using larger stock? Use a coping saw or spend $50 bucks and get a cheap jig saw. If youre not cutting huge things like ducks and bigger, buy a small little bench band saw for under $100 new at Sears, your local hardware store or someplace similar. Its really easy to work around the saw problem with some creativity. Hope that helps, Duane
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I saw one today at a yard sale, $40 for a table top Delta. Craigslist also has them.

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i have two bandsaws today,,, one big one at the farm and wanted a smaller table top for smaller cutouts, got a great one a delta also , at a flea market 35.00 almost new or craigslist is another great place, or ebay,
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