Bandsaw Rooster/Chicken Cut With My Shopsmith Bandsaw Equipped With Carter Guide

The rooster fresh off the saw.
The rooster fresh off the saw.

The rooster after a little sanding.
The rooster after a little sanding.

 

I have a Shopsmith bandsaw with Carter Guide (Shopsmith-SHS1) installed. I have had the Carter Guide installed for a while. I Played with it a lot to see what it could do and made a few somewhat simple projects. I have a project planned where I will be cutting some complex reindeer from a 4x4, and I wanted to see just how hard this would be before I decided to accept the commission.


I wanted to see how complicated a cut I could make with this guide and a 1/8-inch blade. I hunted for the most complex 3D pattern I could find and came up with this chicken.

The chicken is cut from a piece of construction-grade 2x4. Not once did I back up or cut any clearance to turn the blade.

Cutting the chicken's wide side was slow, partly due to the fine blade and my inexperience with this sort of cut. It worked quite well. Now I have to glue up some 4x4 blocks and try a reindeer.


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