To make a Thanksgiving Turkey from reclaimed wood, I started with a picture of a turkey display that I saw in a store and drew a 24" wide x 24" high pattern. Then I used transfer paper to copy the pattern onto a 1/4"-thin piece of plywood to make a backer board.
I was cutting a small wood
piece on my 14" JET Bandsaw, using a 3/8" fine-tooth blade. Pulling
the part back towards me caused the piece to hang up on the bandsaw blade in
the piece, and the blade came completely off the upper wheel. If you have done
this, you know how frightening it can be. Metal on metal noises erupt, as well
as distinctive sketching sounds from the lower wheel spinning against the loose