Bandsaw Jig

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Project by HamTurns posted 08-29-2010 03:27 AM 6741 views 26 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this jig to help hold odd shaped logs and such to cut up for turning.

I looked at a few different jigs and came up with this design.

The aluminum guide comes out with one screw then the sled can be used on the inboard side of the blade, up against the small fence. I’ve used other hold downs with this too, that depends on the size of the item your’re trying to hold.

-- Happily turning on my Robust S16LB "There is no failure except in no longer trying. "

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#1 posted 08-29-2010 03:59 AM

Looks like an effective and adaptable solution. Thanks for posting.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#2 posted 08-29-2010 05:01 AM

Great design.
I like the screw hold downs at the end of the log rather than in the middle. Great idea!

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#3 posted 08-29-2010 08:12 PM

Nice jig. I built a similar one based on an article in American Woodworking (I think) several years ago. It is about 4 feet long but doesn’t have the adjustment arrangement you built in. Very nice design.

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#4 posted 08-29-2010 09:32 PM

What? Now I need a bandsaw! Great idea and design!

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#5 posted 08-30-2010 09:37 PM

Knothead62 said what I was thinking!, Nice jig.

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#6 posted 09-06-2010 07:26 PM

a good method for cutting down logs, thanks.

-- David - Houston, Texas. (

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