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BSM101J23 Bandsaw Magic – Mastering the Bandsaw

October, 29 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM MST


The band saw is perhaps the most misunderstood machine in the shop. However, a properly-tuned band saw can — and perhaps should — be the center of an efficient wood shop. It can make accurate and effortless cuts, including rip cuts, and removes much less material than a table saw. 

However, the key to that efficiency is: “A properly-tuned band saw.” Many woodworkers do not understand how to adjust and manage the band saw for optimum results.

Luckily, we have a virtuoso of the tool in our friend Michael Fortune. In this workshop, Michael will teach us all how he makes the band saw sing.

You will learn:

  • How to mount the bladeHow to set the blade tension
  • How to tune the bandsaw to make perfect cuts
  • Correct sawing and resawing techniques
  • How to eliminate “drift”
  • Blade selection
  • Making joinery on the band saw
  • And more…

Tools required: All tools and materials supplied by the school.

Tuition:                              $184

Material:                              $24

Registration Fee:              $35,          One time registration fee for new students

Please read and understand our Refund and Cancellation policies. By making payment you acknowledge that you have read and understood these policies.

Please note: If you are paying by cash or check, your registration is not complete until payment is received.


Eye, hearing and dust protection are required in the machine room or when operating machines in the bench room.

Long sleeves and loose-fitting clothing are not allowed around the power equipment. Long hair must be pulled back and secured.

Closed-toe shoes are required. Open-toed shoes or sandals are not allowed.

COVID Policy: Masks are optional, however, if you are exhibiting symptoms of any contagious illness or if you have had a positive test for COVID or influenza within the past 5 days, please notify the school and do not attend class.

Thank you for your understanding.

Meet your Instructor

Designer/maker, teacher and mentor Michael C. Fortune is one of Canada’s most respected and creative contemporary furniture masters. He is acknowledged for both his technical and design expertise, giving lectures and workshops across Canada and the United States. His work has appeared in numerous exhibitions worldwide. In 1993 Michael received the prestigious Prix Saidye Bronfman, Canada’s highest award in the crafts, and in 2007 he received the Award of Distinction from The Furniture Society. For more information, visit www.michaelfortune.com.


October 29, 2023
9:00 am - 5:00 pm MST
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