Dancing because I made a JIG!
I want to give credit to Randy/a.k.a. “Blackie,” Gary Fixler from whom Randy developed his band saw jig, and Gordon Rock who provided a YouTube video showing how to make a band saw jig.
I adapted what I saw, especially from Randy’s blog, which included his outfeed tables and supports for the jig itself.
Randy used furniture grade plywood to make his jig. I used material acquired over many years looking for purpose in my shop. I had fir plywood three-quarter inch that did not get used for what it was intended, my shop floor.
The base for the sliding mount. I cut a T track and half and inserted it into routed slots that I made with my plunge router.
The sliding mount is made from tempered hardboard, which was scavenged from the garage door that on my old barn. The triangle supports were adapted From Gordon Rock. All components were glued and screwed.
The assembled jig which received one coat of Seal Coat and two coats of waterborne polyurethane.
Outfeed table and support legs with routed three-quarter inch slot to facilitate the guide rail on the bottom of the jig.
Giving all assembled pieces a coat of seal coat and waterborne poly.
The jig sealant finished and given a coat of paint, ready to go.
Picture seven and eight.
Assembled support table, outfeed table, and jig ready for test run.
re-sawing test of 8 inch Walnut about 32 inches.
Picture 10 and 11.
re-sawing a 12” x 34” spalted Maple log ,that had been sitting, waiting in my yard for several years.
What is exciting about this is seeing what comes out of these small logs that I’ve acquired.
I’ve learned many things by watching YouTube, learning from fellow lumberjock’s, and making mistakes while building this project. Special thanks to the education I received from my fellow lumberjock’s particularly AHUXLEY and BLACKIE/Randy about bandsaw blades and their use on a 14 inch bandsaw with the riser.
Your comments are welcome as well is your humor and I appreciate you looking at my next evolutionary step in woodworking.
Tom Tieffenbacher/a.k.a. Doc Savage 45
-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher