Recently, As many of you may remember. LOL! I have built a band saw support jig for resawing small logs on my band saw. I have been struggling to get the widest blade on my GO555 14 inch Grizzly with riser. Ordered a 5/8 th Woodmiser clone 3 tpi and I am still trying to get 3 good blades from the company.
Went to my “go to” Olson Blades and purchased a 5/8ths that works with no problems. I know it’s not my saw.
I also did a blog on a ruff cutting straight edge jig that I made out of the shop materials on hand. My original plan had 6 inch wooden hold downs, which proved too short for some narrowing pieces of spalted maple. Corrected that by making 11 inch hold downs that have great holding power with only wing nuts. Some of my fellow LJ’s suggested making knobs and suggested different inovations. All good.
Had a couple hours to mill some of my additional logs that I am gathering out of my yard. They’ve been waiting as much as 5 years???? LOL!
Working easy breezy, and no Murphy in sight! I had actually resawn a 12 inch by 32 inch log on the Band saw. ( Proud of that one!) It was time to put a straight edge on the slabs in the flitch.
Then Murphy returned! “Son of a ( you fill in the blank) !”
I had trimmed both edges of my straight edge jig so the center was equal to both edges of the jig. Not enough depth and I cannot move the anchor bolts back as I was planning because they would have no place to stay.
Now I have to build another version. But the side away from the miter slot has to be wider to accommodate 11 inch or wider slabs.
Just another “oh Dah,” moment!
As always comments of humor and edification, or stopping by are welcome!
-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher