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Project by WalkingCaneCo posted 712 days ago 3685 views 21 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had a need to build a sled for my band saw to cut up billets of Ebony wood, this is what I came up with after viewing several web pages on the subject on LJ (thank you all who posted your band saw Projects it was a big help in designing this one) and other website on the web. This billet of ebony is 58” long and weighs 79 pounds. Shown is the first cut after that I flip the wood over flat side down and cut the wood square then from there is just a bunch of fence cuts to 5/4’s and eventually sticks that are 5/4’s Square. Once that is done the wood will be ready to make walking cane shafts, which manufacturing walking canes is what I do for a living.
Thanks again for all the information I taken from this site you guys have been very helpful.
Scott Prevost

-- A walking cane should be more than a handle on a stick.





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whitebeast88

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#1 posted 712 days ago

great job looks like it’ll be helpful for a long time

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#2 posted 711 days ago

Looks like a really handy addition. Well built.

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#3 posted 711 days ago

That is a nice table you made. It looks like it really will hold up well and do a great job for you too.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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shipwright

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#4 posted 711 days ago

What kind of ebony is that and where did you get it?
I don’t think I’ve seen a piece that black that big.

BTW, very nice milling setup.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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Rob Drown

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#5 posted 711 days ago

Nice design and well made sled/table. The canes on your site are beautiful.

Welcome to lJ.

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真

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WalkingCaneCo

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#6 posted 711 days ago

Thank you for the comments, I appriecate them. Shipwright, the ebony is Gabon Ebony and came from Eden Saw in Port Townsend, WA.
Scott

-- A walking cane should be more than a handle on a stick.

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Viking

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#7 posted 711 days ago

Scott;

You have a great design. Hope you don’t mind I copy it for a similar project I have coming up. Hope you can share more pictures of your sled.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Rick Gustafson - Lost Creek Ranch - Colorado County, Texas

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Kevin

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#8 posted 711 days ago

Great design, I may also copy it for a future project. Thanks for posting

-- Measure twice, cut once, then rout a whole bunch

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#9 posted 711 days ago

A good looking setup for resawing ! Like Paul, I was surprised to see an ebony plank that big !

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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WalkingCaneCo

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#10 posted 711 days ago

Here are a couple pictures of the sled ends. The sled it self is made from two sheet on 3/4” plywood laminated together 72” long by 12” wide, I used two because after the dados for the t slot (from Kreg) that didnt leave much wood left to support 79 pounds of wood on it, One piece of one inch plywood would have worked but I didnt have that to use. What holds the wood in place is a 5/16” all thread sharpened on one end a couple nuts jamed toegther on the other end to drive it into the wood with and used some t nuts and mounted them in the board to create the threads.

-- A walking cane should be more than a handle on a stick.

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Viking

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#11 posted 711 days ago

Thanks Scott.

-- Rick Gustafson - Lost Creek Ranch - Colorado County, Texas

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#12 posted 711 days ago

your bandsaw has the triforce on it, that’s pretty awesome. nice table too :-)

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joshtank

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#13 posted 711 days ago

man – you have too much ebony! drop me a line and i’ll give you my address to mail some.

-- Josh - Jacksonville, FL, http://jubinsky.wordpress.com

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#14 posted 711 days ago

Nicely done, Scott!

-- Matt in Dripping Springs

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#15 posted 711 days ago

Thats cool! Looks like your do your rip cuts on your bandsaw.

AJ

-- If I can do it.....so can you! -AJswoodshop

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