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Blog entry by Bob Simmons posted 07-27-2012 10:59 PM 2632 reads 9 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The 60 degree band saw sled as seen in the woodworking video is made from scrap. It took 15 minutes to build from scrap material. As you can see, it is used when cutting small wood pieces for wood inlay banding & parquetry.

What kind of band saw blade is being used? ...Wood Slicer – 1/2”, skip tooth, 3-4 TPI. It provides an excellent cut.

Can a 60 degree sled be used on the table saw? ...Yes, of course. In fact, my shop is equipped with one as well.

Why do you use the band saw instead of the table saw for these cuts? ...Safety! When cutting small 60 degree diamonds, the band saw is much safer than a table saw with a spinning blade. The table saw blade can launch small wooden pieces of wood at high rates of speed. The band saw blade does not.

How accurate is the 60 degree band saw sled? ...That depends upon the skill of the woodworker who builds it. These sleds can be exceptionally accurate. Take 15 minutes a find out for yourself.

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You may also enjoy these original Band Saw Accessories and Techniques provided by The Apprentice and The Journeyman:

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Bandsaw Rip Fence made in the Shop

Cutting Thin Strips on the Band Saw

How to Adjust for Band Saw Blade Drift
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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 07-28-2012 12:22 AM

Very NICE as usual!

At first, I thought you were going to make a fancy cutting board… LOL (I guess you could)

In that wide glue-up you showed with diamonds going down the middle with nice sides… did you cut those Higher pieces on the bandsaw as well? I guess you’re going to slice 1/16”-1/8” strips for some Banding work? Are they about a 2” wide?

Opens up your mind to more & more possibilities doesn’t it?

Thank you very much!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Roger

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#2 posted 07-28-2012 01:09 AM

Sweet…. thnx fer sharin

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Bob Simmons

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#3 posted 07-28-2012 03:27 PM

Joe…

Yes, a cutting board is a very possible. Yet, there is something else up my sleeve as you will see in a future video.

Yes, the wood inlay banding that was shared with you in the video is created on the band saw. I have developed two techniques of cutting the diamonds. Stay tuned for more info in the near future.

Yes, my bandings are sliced at 3/32” on the band saw.

The wood inlay bandings were made from scrap material The 4 banding logs are 1-34” – 2-1/4”.

Once the door is opened, there is a lot to explore.

Thanks for taking a look!

Roger…

Yep, it’s fun stuff. You’re very welcome.

-- Bob Simmons, Las Vegas, NV, http://TheApprenticeandTheJourneyman.com

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#4 posted 07-29-2012 01:30 AM

Very cool idea Bob – thanks!

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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