Bandsaw small project parts, preserve small body parts
Holding small parts steady while I bandsaw them poses a serious safety hazard. I give myself a margin of safety by double-face-taping the blank for my curved part to a larger scrap of plywood or MDF. I then hold the scrapwood guide as I bandsaw the curved piece to shape, as shown. This keeps my fingers safely away from the blade and gives me much more control over the workpiece as I guide it through the blade.—Shirley Anderson, Rockford, Ill.