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Getting my tools ready #24: CHARLES NEIL BANDSAW RESAWING JIG II FOR RESAWING OR SLICING VENEER ON THE SMALL BANDSAW

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Blog entry by DocSavage45 posted 07-30-2015 11:03 PM 2486 reads 5 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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CHARLES NEIL BANDSAW RESAWING JIG II FOR RESAWING OR SLICING VENEER ON THE SMALL BANDSAW

Yep, fellow lumberjock’s another jig for resawing in a small shop from Charles Neil’s video on resawing, which can be found now on his website if you want to see this in action. Several years ago Charles made a DVD on resawing, which I have. I think I asked him to make it, maybe not. But all the credit goes Charles.
I’m doing a small blog here on this which I posted as a project. It works great on my Grizzly G0555 bandsaw with the riser installed.

I used materials available on hand in my shop. The dowel rod is 12 inches from base to the tip with some extra glued in the three-quarter inch plywood used for the base. As you can see it is a triangulated point to provide a stable base for clamping down to my G0555. After establishing the point of contact with the dowel rod I cut the base.

I also cut 30°/60° right triangle measured from the tip of the dowel rod to the end of the base. Please note the groove in the end of the plywood, which provided a cradle for me to glue and pin nail the dowel rod after it had been glued into the base. I used 5 min. epoxy to provide a strong bond for the dowel rod insertion into the base, which I had bored with a Forstner bit.

In Charles’ video, he uses a magnetic clamp which you may have seen that will anchor jigs and feather boards to a metal saw table. This was too expensive for my tastes and pocketbook. So I epoxied two rare Earth magnets into the base in holes drilled to the depth of magnets with a Forstner bit.

The magnets provide some holding power along with clamping the base of the jig to the bandsaw. It is important to make sure that this point of contact jig is in parallel to the bandsaw blade.


These two pictures show a test cut using a scrap pine board and a half inch bandsaw blade.

Hope this is helpful. Your comments, criticisms and humor are always welcome!
Thanks for reading

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher



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PhilBello

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#1 posted 07-30-2015 11:34 PM

Looks as if it works well Tom, nice one! keep up all these jigs and re-sawings, you’ll be able to open up your own Timber Yard…lol

-- If you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain - Steven Wright

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#2 posted 07-30-2015 11:40 PM

Phil,

LOL! Got a farmer in my area with two bandsaw mills and a professional yard selling hardwood about 40 miles from here. What do you think?

Thanks for checking in.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#3 posted 07-30-2015 11:45 PM

Phil,

Did a forum topic on chainsaw mills to see if there were suggestions and advice. My bech will be my future projct post

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#4 posted 07-31-2015 12:09 AM

Great jig.Looks to be very useful.thanks for sharing.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#5 posted 07-31-2015 01:11 AM

Marty,

Thanks for checking it out.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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lew

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#6 posted 07-31-2015 01:12 AM

Nice jig!

I love the control I get from mine.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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doubleDD

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#7 posted 07-31-2015 01:36 AM

Looks simple and small enough to store anywhere. I like mine but it takes up a lot of room.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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DocSavage45

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#8 posted 07-31-2015 05:57 PM

Lew,

Thanks for checking it out.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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DocSavage45

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#9 posted 07-31-2015 05:58 PM

Dave,

Thanks! I’d like to see yours?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#10 posted 07-31-2015 08:06 PM

Tom, I posted it 1 1/2 years ago. Its in my projects if you like to see it. Does everything I want it to.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#11 posted 08-01-2015 12:46 AM

Added this jig to my favorites Tom. Thanks for the blog.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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DocSavage45

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#12 posted 08-01-2015 02:30 AM

Lee,

As I mentioned Charles has the resawing video on his site for free. Lots of other good stuff as well. It’s pretty simple design,

Thanks for checking in.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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DocSavage45

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#13 posted 08-01-2015 02:31 AM

Dave,

I’ll check it out.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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