|Project by Longcase||posted 02-14-2017 06:03 AM||1181 views||9 times favorited||11 comments|
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
Thanks for looking