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Project by littlecope posted 07-11-2014 01:01 PM 1988 views 17 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is Version 2.0 that was created after the experimental one worked so well in J.f.F #84...
Construction was the same as the smaller one; indeed, the same “parts” were used… The only differences are a heavier Platform (3/4” Plywood), additional holes were added (more reach for the jaws/clamps), and a quick set of Step Blocks were cut…

Pretty self-explanatory… It’s not a pretty thing,but it’s working very well and the price was right…
A Grand Total of $3.58 went into this Project, for the two Carriage Bolts and accompanying nuts and washers…

Questions and/or Comments always Welcome (and Appreciated!) :)

11 July 2014

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.





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HillbillyShooter

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#1 posted 07-11-2014 01:12 PM

Very nice—IMHO one of the best log sled designs posted.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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lew

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#2 posted 07-11-2014 01:14 PM

Mike,
Super Job with the improvements!

What is the resaw capacity of your bandsaw?

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

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Roger

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#3 posted 07-11-2014 01:17 PM

This is a really nice sled Mike.

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

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littlecope

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#4 posted 07-11-2014 01:38 PM

Thanks my Friends!
Lew: This Band Saw has a height capacity of 8” and was at its limit on this log… I don’t mind telling you that I was sweating it (a little) on the first cut! Before making it, I took a minute to add a couple of chocks to make sure the thing didn’t “roll out” on me…

But all went well… That’s the same bit of White Birch being cut, that we found washed up on the shore last Fall!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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Scott Landry

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#5 posted 07-11-2014 01:47 PM

Pretty nice setup. I have bandsaw envy. Mine is too small. Milling lumber is so appealing to me here in Missouri where you routinely find cherry and walnut sold as firewood! Makes me so sad.

-- Every project is an opportunity to acquire new tools and any solution that requires buying a new tool is the correct one.

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littlecope

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#6 posted 07-11-2014 02:58 PM

Something like the smaller one that I made first would work for you Scott, at least for smaller branches… I was using that one to cut 3”-4” Pear branches and it worked like a charm!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#7 posted 07-11-2014 03:02 PM

i love seeing you taking logs found and using them, i hate to see waste in wood and its jigs like this that turn a possibly ugly log into beautiful wood, thumbs up on your resaw jig….

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#8 posted 07-11-2014 03:34 PM

That is really nice, Mike. I think I’d like to do something like that too, You have a wide range of adjustment. I have to build another one and you just gave me a good idea!!

Thanks for posting…............Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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littlecope

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#9 posted 07-11-2014 03:51 PM

Thanks Grizz!
Have at it Jim! I was limited by the length of the 3/4” Ply scrap that I used, but there’s no limit to the length you could make one… If I had the material, I’d make one with a full Sheet of Ply (8’ long), and then use rollers fore and aft of the Bandsaw to carry the load… That would be a long, tedious cut!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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Lenny

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#10 posted 07-11-2014 04:49 PM

A fine piece of ingenuity Mike. Well done.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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Lumberpunk

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#11 posted 07-11-2014 06:07 PM

Just out of curiousity what sort of feed rate are you getting? I was resawing some 8” birch on my jet bandsaw with a brand new blade and felt like it was awfully slow… a few inches a minute.

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doubleDD

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#12 posted 07-11-2014 06:10 PM

Looks like a darn good all around sled. If I hadn’t just built mine recently I might be using some of your ideas.

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

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littlecope

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#13 posted 07-11-2014 06:21 PM

Thanks Lenny, but I was just fulfilling a need, quickly and easily…
LP: I didn’t time how long it took but the whole cut, end to end, could not have been much more than a couple minutes… Wood has different densities (even in the same piece) so some areas cut slow while others cut much faster…
A few inches a minute seems very slow with a decent Bandsaw in good operating condition…?! What are you using for a Blade? Right now, I’m running a Timberwolf 1/2”, 3 TPI…

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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littlecope

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#14 posted 07-11-2014 06:23 PM

Thank You too Dave!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#15 posted 07-11-2014 06:53 PM

Pure genius Mike. A truly great jig design. You deserve a lot of credit for creating such a useful thing.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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