|Project by footprints||posted 01-23-2013 10:07 PM||2233 views||14 times favorited||9 comments|
I have a 1956 DoAll bandsaw (picture 2) with no miter slots or fence which makes resawing veneers impossible without a custom jig. The key features are a miter slot 90 degrees to the blade and another slot parallel to the blade that holds a wheel in place. The distance between the wheel and the blade is the desired thickness of the veneer. Notice that the veneer is cut on the RIGHT side of the blade. Any errors in thickness for veneers cut on the LEFT side of the blade are cummulative unless the setup is perfect which rarely happens for me. I wanted idiot proof.
The miter and fence combo make adjusting for drift easy. Scribe a line parallel to the left edge of a board. Cut on the line without the fence and let the drift occur (picture 3). After cutting 3/4 of the distance, turn off the saw, loosen the miter/fence and bring it up to the board. Retighten the miter. Picture 4 shows the drift and picture 5 shows that with this particular blade it is about 3 degrees left.
Picture 6 shows a 10” wide uniform veneer. To make the second one, loosen the screw holding the miter in its slot and move the stock to the right until it touches the wheel. Lock the miter/fence and cut again.
-- Ray, Phoenix, Maryland