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Universal width Resaw fence

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Project by newwoodbutcher posted 09-11-2017 01:55 AM 1454 views 9 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

To eliminate the hassles of constant blade changing, I have two bandsaws, one with a narrow set of blades for curved work and one dedicated to resawing. It was still a bit of a pain to change the height of the resaw fence to keep the upper bearings close to the material for a variety of width boards. I don’t remember where I saw this idea but it struck me as a brilliant solution. It’s made of double thickness ¾” Birch plywood. I added the bridge across the top to the original to keep the two sides of the fence parallel/co-planer and to add strength to the assembly. I attached the whole thing to my Kreg fence shellacked and waxed the bearing surfaces and it works like a charm. The whole project took less than an hour. Now I can resaw any width and thickness with the same (universal) resaw fence. Thank you for looking.

-- Ken





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pottz

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#1 posted 09-11-2017 02:07 AM

great idea wish I could see it without tilting my head.cmon bro you’ve been here long enough to figure it out.so no comment on the post itself,sorry.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#2 posted 09-11-2017 02:10 AM

I’ve got to agree with Pottz. That is a great looking idea. It took a little while to get it head tilting.

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#3 posted 09-11-2017 07:17 AM

-- Regards Robert

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MyHogany

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#4 posted 09-11-2017 07:29 AM

I can’t see talent when the artist has gone to such lengths to disguise it. C’mon man, fix this

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#5 posted 09-11-2017 02:06 PM

a great idea. thanks

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#6 posted 09-11-2017 02:06 PM

You have made some nice modifications to this equipment. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#7 posted 09-11-2017 03:52 PM

Sorry folks, It was late and ??
Fixed now

-- Ken

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SteveMI

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#8 posted 09-11-2017 07:35 PM

How wide have you cut so far? Looks like it would be good for thick veneer or shaker oval box material.
Steve.

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robscastle

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#9 posted 09-12-2017 03:48 AM

The setup looks OK and I also would like to see some results if you care to post them. (and not sideways!)

-- Regards Robert

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#10 posted 09-13-2017 04:27 PM

Nice project- no complaints from me :)

-- Desert_Woodworker

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MT_Stringer

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#11 posted 09-13-2017 08:35 PM

Looks good. Now why didn’t I think of that. :-(

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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