|Project by Arlin Eastman||posted 05-14-2012 02:20 AM||1943 views||0 times favorited||13 comments|
This will be a 3 week kind of post (I hope) of making a Bandsaw Sled.
I will take pictures of what I am doing as I make it.
It is for two purposes’
1. To help me push projects through the blade saftely, accurately and repeatable.
2. To help cut logs to lumber.
This is what I have done today.
First I cut a 3/4×4x8 sheet of Melamine. The cut was 3’x4’ for the sled the other 5’x4’ will be used later for a Table saw Sled
First I measured it out and taped the seam so it would not chip. I then used the clamp as guide so my Brother in Law could use his skill saw to cut it straight.
Second I cut a pine 2×4 to 60” and bolted it to the side of the Bandsaw. I drilled and tapped the holes so no nuts were needed.
Another picture head on
I then cut some 3/8”x36”UHMB into bars for the miter slot. I made them to 66” long to overlap the bottom by 3”
I then attached them to the Melimine and countersunk the top and used sheetmetal screws and epoxy to make sure it stuck. I did this to help the sled move and slide easier.
In the next two pictures I am using a block plane to smooth the wood down flat.
The shavings were very nice and thin.
That is it for now and I will post more on Monday afternoon after I do more.
-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.