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I'm Dancing because I made this band saw jig!

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Project by DocSavage45 posted 04-06-2015 02:58 AM 3550 views 6 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.

You can check out the blog.

http://lumberjocks.com/DocSavage45/blog/54442

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





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#1 posted 04-06-2015 03:03 AM

Excellent. As most of us have learned, mistakes are great instructors.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 04-06-2015 03:12 AM

Thanks Monte.

My major mistake was standing in back of one of the plywood table tops which got caught in the blade because the back was closer than the front to the fence. Got out of adjust ment. I am fortunate, only have a major bruise across my fat stomach. ( the extra padding may have been a good thing here? LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#3 posted 04-06-2015 03:18 AM

Good jig Tom
I like those spalted boards you show in the blog pictures I wish I had some of those .
Now I see a couple of elbows on the wall that seem to go to nowhere what is that all about .

Klaus

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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#4 posted 04-06-2015 03:53 AM

Klaus,

The elbows that go nowhere (I like that,LOL) are six inch heating ducts. I was going to run the pipe up and over then down on each side. But the heat is pushed up to the reflective ceiling and it bounces back dow. I installed a forced air furnace to have zone heating in the seperate sections/of my shop.

Tanks for checking out the blog. The spalted logs are the result of one of my maples that had to becut down due to hollowing out.

Thanks for checking it out. Might be able to make something other than a jig once I’ve milled my lumber?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#5 posted 04-06-2015 08:58 AM

You haven’t ever made a jig before?

Good pun too!

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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#6 posted 04-06-2015 09:52 AM

I can hear the music Tom, I commented on your other post

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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#7 posted 04-06-2015 12:42 PM

Tom, you are clearly a charmingly funny guy… jig looks great, but we also need the dance video!

-- -Tim Royal... Always reminded of this when I see the amazing work LJ's do (I have no choice but to be humble!), "Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real." -Thomas Merton

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#8 posted 04-06-2015 01:59 PM

NICE. Resaw jigs have to be one of the coolest ones to build. You get to see what’s on the inside of every piece you feed it. Like opening a box of chocolates.

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

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#9 posted 04-06-2015 02:41 PM

That will be a lot of fun for short logs. Just be careful not to overload the weight capacity of the trunions on that saw (aluminum, I think).

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#10 posted 04-06-2015 04:57 PM

Uncle Stumpy,

I’m one quarter Irish, which I think is where I get my Blarney. LOL! When the woods reveal themselves “It’s like hearing a great song! I have made jigs before, but this guy was some of my own innovation.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#11 posted 04-06-2015 04:58 PM

Randy,

I have music in my shop playing for me and my shop cats. Thanks for your help.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#12 posted 04-06-2015 05:00 PM

revrock,

Thanks! Thought about a video, but it requires time i don’t have.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#13 posted 04-06-2015 05:01 PM

Dave,

Thanks! Yep! Eye candy!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#14 posted 04-06-2015 05:03 PM

Andy,

Didn’t think about that. It is the earlier version but the trunion can make or break this. Thanks for that thought!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#15 posted 04-06-2015 06:07 PM

Doc I see you cut quite a happy Jig….

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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