This week we return again to the stack of listener suggested topics and questions that have come in over the years. After bringing the 14″ Steel City band saw into the basement workshop, many of you had questions specifically about the riser block I installed.
The obvious benefits of a riser block to a 14″ bandsaw is the increase in height. Normally the maximum resaw height on a saw this size is about 6″ at most. By adding a riser block system you increase that significantly. What does that mean? It means all those wide boards you’d love to bookmatch for stunning panels are now possible, it means you can resaw your own veneers from WHICHEVER species of wood you want, it means all sorts of options.
But with a variety of options available that also means there’s some limitations too. While not necessarily significant anytime you alter a machine from it’s original configuration, regardless of whether you use original manufacturer’s kits, you’re still going to run into hiccups that may require the machine to need a little more tweaking before using.
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And if anyone noticed the video seems a little off, I’ve been experimenting with using my iPhone as a video camera…it still needs a little tweaking, but not too bad.