Bandsaw Re-Saw Ripping Jig

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Project by BigFoot Products Canada posted 03-12-2009 05:22 AM 7251 views 41 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a brand new jig I dreamed up for re-sawing.
Before you have to ask “Derek” this is acrylic wood..:) lol

Anyhow I’ve always wanted to make this.. so now it’s done. Anyone who re-saws might find it useful.

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#1 posted 03-12-2009 05:48 AM

Great Looking Jig!!

I like the adjustable pusher. That will eliminate the replacement factor after a lot of use.

Also the fact that this jig is made to rest on the table while in use, eliminates the possibility of a catch when the blade exits the work.

Do you find the rubber pad adds any benefit?

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

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BigFoot Products Canada

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#2 posted 03-12-2009 05:54 AM

Hi Lew,
Thanks.. The rubber pad was an after thought. Being acrylic it’s a very slippery surface so I thought maybe it would make a difference.
If you cut a 1/2” piece of scrap stock before you start re-sawing and place it against the adjustable pusher then the wood in front of it, you can go through the piece without ever hurting the stop.

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#3 posted 03-12-2009 06:28 AM

Nicely done. I’m going to be building one finally very soon, too, and I will have to mine this for ideas.

-- Gary, Los Angeles, video game animator

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#4 posted 03-12-2009 07:21 AM

Very nice, what did you use to make it. I use the big acrylic cutting boards from Sam’s club that they sell for $10 for a lot of my jigs just wondering if you do the same.


-- Joey~~Sabina, Ohio

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#5 posted 03-12-2009 08:07 AM

looks great …where did you find the handle ? I like the adjustable pusher idea too : ) Thank you :)

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BigFoot Products Canada

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#6 posted 03-12-2009 12:34 PM

I lucked out and got a lifetime supply of acrylic for FREE when a local boat company went out of business.
I’ll never use it all…. I have so
I took the handle off of an old push block… one of those cheap ones that you can get anywhere. When your lazy like me they work real good and kinda look nice also.

I hope some people find this useful.. It does what it’s supposed to do.

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#7 posted 03-12-2009 02:05 PM

Nice jig, this will be handy in the shop for sure.

-- Andy Stark

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#8 posted 03-12-2009 02:06 PM

I’d like to see the parts breakdown. I could use that!

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#9 posted 03-12-2009 02:13 PM


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BigFoot Products Canada

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#10 posted 03-12-2009 02:26 PM

Hi Thelt,
Maybe we can talk one of the Sketch-Up Pro’s into breaking it down for everyone?
It’s quite a simple build. I’ll try to explain it.
I think MDF would work fine to build it with.
Anyhow mine is 9” long by 5-1/4” high made out of 5/8” stock.
The “L” platform (base) sits out 3-3/4” with two support brackets one at each end to true it up.
For the adjustable stop, I made the stop itself 2” wide and cut a slot into it so it could slide. I made it out of 3/8” stock.
I put another piece of the same size stock above and below it so that it would keep it square.
I used a threaded insert, inset in the corner bracket to accept the Knob and screw.
I put a rubber pad on the front.. only because I was using acrylic (very slippery) I think if you used real wood or MDF that would not be necessay.
The handle I got from an old push block but you could easily make your own. I found setting it at an angle like you see in the pics worked best.
I hope this helps.

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#11 posted 03-12-2009 02:47 PM

Really useful looking and well-thought-out jig.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#12 posted 03-12-2009 05:59 PM

Very well thought out and nicely done , a great jig.


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#13 posted 03-13-2009 01:04 AM

Nice jig. David, you are a genious with jigs…...................LOL

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#14 posted 03-13-2009 03:23 AM

That is a nice jig, David. I definately will have to use this for an inspiration when I make one of my own.

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#15 posted 03-19-2009 03:18 AM

Really nice, great idea. This is on my to do list. And I love Joey’s post on using inexpensive cutting boards for a source of jig material!

-- Chris

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