As I started to cut some thin strips of Mahogany I discovered I did not have a tool capable of doing a decent job. I tried to avoid buying even more tools then I already have but the need for a band saw became apparent. I looked into new, but decided to find a better quality used on Craig’s List. While I didn’t find any top of the line band saws for sale this week, I did find a good buy on a Craftsman band saw along with a table saw and jointer/router at a very low price. I picked up all three for 1/2 the cost of a new low end band saw.
This week I completed by new building jig, purchased my new “used” tools, and did a fair amount of sanding and shaping. Here are some close up photo’s of the work in progress.
I also started work on the Transom assembly.