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Simple firelog resaw sled

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Project by Bertha posted 07-18-2011 02:40 AM 4734 views 12 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My friend was burning walnut firewood. I put a stop to that with a trade. I needed a resaw sled to mill these logs to 1/2 inch for some scrap projects here and there. The whole sled rides on a 3/4 inch miter track made from waxed maple flooring. Base is ply with a sliding mdf fence. I routed a dado on the underside of the sliding fence to accept a t-track bolt. I marked the ply so I can advance the log into the blade incrementally. Shown are a few 1/2” planks who got planed and jointed. Free wood, man!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog





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gfadvm

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#1 posted 07-18-2011 02:44 AM

Nice resawn walnut. How do you attach log to sled?

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Roger

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#2 posted 07-18-2011 02:49 AM

oh yesssss…. dat’s da way to do it…. nice sled

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Bertha

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#3 posted 07-18-2011 02:50 AM

Thanks gfadvm! I probably should have shown that, huh? I just put two screws in the ends of the log and c-clamp them to the fence. I plan to drill a couple 1/2 inch holes in the fence to press a dowel through. I figure I can tap the log through the holes, then hot glue a short length of dowel to hold it in place. I’ll let you know how it goes.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#4 posted 07-18-2011 02:51 AM

I see some spoons in their native form…. Great sled. Looks like you had a productive weekend.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Bertha

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#5 posted 07-18-2011 02:56 AM

Precisely Wayne! I needed this sled for the spoon stock. I saved my last 3/4” slab for it:)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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SPalm

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#6 posted 07-18-2011 02:57 AM

I loves me some free walnut.
Good for you.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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David Grimes

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#7 posted 07-18-2011 03:23 AM

Walnut is my favorite wood. Now that is a productive weekend. :=)

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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LittlePaw

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#8 posted 07-18-2011 04:41 AM

Boy, oh boy, for some walnut! I’m almost out! What are you planning to make, Bertha?

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#9 posted 07-18-2011 06:32 AM

Nice firewood!! ;-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#10 posted 07-18-2011 10:20 AM

Great jig
This is the one I plan to, but have not built yet. With A 3-ft.-long pipe clamp
How is that beautiful band saw running ?

-- E J ------- Always Keep a Firm Grip on Your Tool

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Bertha

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#11 posted 07-18-2011 02:02 PM

I agree about burning walnut, fellas. I considered the pipe clamp rig but a couple of screws and two c-clamps was quicker. I’ve got a whole pile of the stuff and it looks like I can get 7 or 8 1/2” x 4-6” x 12” slabs from each. My crosscut sled is big enough that I can rip 12” slabs on it, so I’m piling up the square 1/2 inch slabs.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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ratchet

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#12 posted 07-18-2011 02:06 PM

Sweet looking wood and jig. I really must be nice to harvest your own hardwood.

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#13 posted 07-18-2011 02:53 PM

buring walnut – OMG!

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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Bertha

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#14 posted 07-18-2011 07:07 PM

Ha! It doesn’t work, August! I think the v-belt is too thick and too inflexible to start. I might try a thinner belt…but I’ll probably just end up motorizing it.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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SPalm

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#15 posted 07-18-2011 07:27 PM

Al, you should give it a go. Pedal Power would be cool.
Thought about a Twist Link Belt solution?

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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