|Project by HalDougherty||posted 03-16-2011 07:51 PM||10230 views||3 times favorited||16 comments|
I made this simple jig in about an hour to cut 4/4 lumber into thinner sections for woodworking projects. Cutting thinner green lumber can result in warping and twisting as the walnut, maple and cherry dry so a resaw is very important when your main product is laminated gunstocks. I started using a Rikon 10-325 bandsaw for resawing and it does a good job, but I needed a way to process more lumber than I could on my vertical bandsaw. I looked at a commercial horizontal bandsaw that is used by a local pallet company to make a jig for my sawmill. With some simple changes it could also be used with a vertical bandsaw.
In a few weeks, I’m going to saw some 6” poplar boards 1 1/2” thick to make siding for the old 2 story farm house I live in and use for my shop. The farm house is almost 100 years old and the siding needs to be replaced. This same jig will also make tapered siding if I raise one edge enough to give me two 6” wide boards that are 1/4” on the thin side and almost 3/4” on the thick side. After a trip through my router table to cut a 3/8” rabbit, I should have some nice looking poplar siding to replace the original siding. I’ll make some test pieces to see exactly how to cut the poplar before I cut 2000 bft of siding and mess it up… That’s my spring project… The late fall project will be hardwood flooring to replace the original pine. I’m not sure if quarter sawn white oak or hickory would look the best.
-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com