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Project by Longcase posted 02-14-2017 06:03 AM 1317 views 9 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Acquiring and buying veneer that is 1/16” or 1.5mm thick is next to impossible or will cost you an arm and a leg ( along with your first born) therefore I decided to build a sledge for my band saw. The design is not mine , I have to thank Yannick Chastang for sharing his design with me . The carriage run on rails in the X and Y axis, but I added one important feature, “Power”
This is a 40:1 reduction gearbox driven by a DC motor ( variable speed), I also upgraded my band saw guides with Carter guides which proved to be a major improvement.

Here I am sawing a Holly log , the veneer constantly turned out just over 1/16” with a variation of about 10 thou” from corner to corner ( I am happy with that).
Rear of carriage

Front of carriage

Sawn veneer.
Thanks for looking
Keith





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madburg

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#1 posted 02-14-2017 06:50 AM

Looks good a lot of effort for some veneer though! I’ve used these before, both good quality

http://www.constantines.com/116thickveneers.aspx

and

http://www.originalmarquetry.co.uk/category_Saw_Cut_Veneers_1.htm

But shipping can be expensive!

-- Madburg WA

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Scott Oldre

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#2 posted 02-14-2017 12:50 PM

If you’ve got the shop size and you’ve got the wood, and you have a need, this is the way to go. Simple and obviously effective. I don’t have any of the above, but I do love some good old fashioned engineering with modern elements like the dc motor. Nicely done.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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shipwright

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#3 posted 02-14-2017 03:25 PM

Nice setup Kieth. I’ve been sawing some myself lately. 1.5 mm sawn veneer is certainly infinitely superior and worth the effort.
That’s a nice bit of Holly. Did you get it locally?

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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dannmarks

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#4 posted 02-14-2017 05:22 PM

I like this enough that I have sent you a message about it. This is a really simple and very effective setup. I really like the control of the screw width infeed that you have going.

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oldrivers

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#5 posted 02-14-2017 11:34 PM

Good build, very nice.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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shipwright

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#6 posted 02-15-2017 03:21 PM

We have to get together soon. :-)

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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cicerojoe

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#7 posted 02-15-2017 03:57 PM

That is cool. Thanks for sharing that.

-- John from the Cherry Valley Studio in NY http://www.cvalleystudio.com

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sherm54

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#8 posted 02-16-2017 12:18 AM

Awesome!

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rance

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#9 posted 02-18-2017 04:52 AM

Nice machine.

I have cut up a couple of Holly trees myself. One seems to be Chinese Holly(3 points on the tips of the leaves). Another is American Holly(many points around the whole leaf, 8-12). The American Holly seems to yield a whiter wood with much less grey streaks.

Do you know which Holly you have worked with? It’s easier to identify if you have the leaves to go by as well as just the wood.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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Longcase

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#10 posted 02-18-2017 04:13 PM

Rance, I don’t know what type of holly they are, I read somewhere that holly trees had to be cut in winter to produce white wood (non growing season), That said , the one seen in the picture was cut in January and it is not as white as I would have liked.
Keith

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