|Project by thamar||posted 10-11-2011 05:32 AM||4403 views||14 times favorited||23 comments|
A couple of friends of mine gave me some “mini logs” when they cut down a back yard pear tree and a redwood. I wanted to turn these into lumber but it just seemed too difficult and dangerous to do on my old stock Hitachi Resaw Bandsaw. After a lot of head scratching, I came up with the idea to build a moveable sled to deal with the first 2 cuts and then a more normal resaw fence for slabbing off the boards
The sled runs on a couple of CNC tracks and it has a leadscrew with a handwheel to advance the sled past the 3” blade. (I’m lazy so I use a power hand drill on the other end to “rewind” the sled). The maximimum log length that it can handle is 27”. Hopefully that should be about all I’ll need.
The more conventional half of the saw is made out of chunk of aluminum 14” wide x 1.5” thick by 48” long (ebay purchase). I then attached a Laguna Tools Driftmaster fence for this portion of the project
Although my table no longer tilts, the whole resaw setup is a lot safer and easier to use.