|Project by michaelray||posted 01-18-2010 02:29 AM||8376 views||32 times favorited||5 comments|
Band saw resaw sled from Wood Magazine #176. Made from 3/4” birch ply. Completed late Saturday evening and I was only planning on testing it but I was having so much fun I ended up cutting up the few pieces of fire wood I grabbed from the father-in-laws wood pile. Picture 5 shows the different woods, white oak, black cherry, maple, and ash.
The last picture is a perfect illustration of why manufacturers place safety warnings on their equipment. Such as the one that I chose to ignore that says “Do Not Open While Saw Is Running”. For some reason, I still don’t understand why, my mind went totally blank and I opened the lower guard and reached my hand in past the running resaw blade to see if I could feel suction from the shop vac. As you can tell from the photo there isn’t much clearance in the lower cabinet and I got a sharp reminder that the saw was running which snapped me back to reality. Needless to say I didn’t get much sympathy when I had to confess what happened.