my resaw jig for my Delta 14" bandsaw

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Project by botietruck posted 03-03-2011 05:22 AM 6962 views 57 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just finished a resaw jig for my Delta bandsaw. It’s about 48” long and 24” wide. I made a metal frame of
1 1/2” angle iron, mitered & welded the corners and bolted it to the bandsaw table. The table and sled are made of 3/4” maple and the table itself is doubled with 3/4” maple. The support legs fold up inside the table for storage. You can see how the plywood table is fastened to the metal table. I cut blocks and slotted them & drilled 5/16” holes. The slots fit over the angle iron. I installed 5/16 nc studs in the wood to bolt the blocks to. That makes a very rigid fit. The first piece of wood I used as a test piece is a piece of holly.

-- Bob from Virginia

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#1 posted 03-03-2011 05:32 AM

Very Nice! You turned that into a workhorse!

-- Chris - Baltimore, MD

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#2 posted 03-03-2011 05:47 AM

Holy smokes, that’s impressive

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#3 posted 03-03-2011 05:48 AM

A very well thought out solution; I’m going to favourite this one!

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#4 posted 03-03-2011 06:01 AM

Nice looking jig.

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#5 posted 03-03-2011 06:05 AM

Admit it, you like making the jigs FOR equipment more than making projects FROM equipment.

-- Pete, "It isn't broken, you just aren't using it right."

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#6 posted 03-03-2011 06:41 AM

Very impressive. I have the same saw which I have used for many things but no re-sawing. This explains how I need to set it up. All I need is a log of interesting wood. I will save this as a reference project. Thanks.

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#7 posted 03-03-2011 06:46 AM

That’s what I need! Great piece of work.

-- Chuck

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#8 posted 03-03-2011 08:02 AM

It looks like a beast!
Can you give us some bandsaw blade details??.....TPI, width and material

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

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#9 posted 03-03-2011 10:26 AM

I want one!

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#10 posted 03-03-2011 12:41 PM

Very impressive, it turned that Bandsaw into a workhorse… love the logs as well.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#11 posted 03-03-2011 12:53 PM

very nice and well build jig

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - --

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#12 posted 03-03-2011 02:21 PM

Very very cool, great job.

How is the log secured to the sled ?


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#13 posted 03-03-2011 02:44 PM

Very nice must have one.

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#14 posted 03-03-2011 03:43 PM

Excellent! How much drift does your saw have and how did you compensate for it? I can’t tell from the pictures if the sled is parallel to the slot of if you have drift angle correction in there.

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#15 posted 03-03-2011 05:13 PM

Insanely obsessive. I love it!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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