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Project by Blackie_ posted 565 days ago 3036 views 22 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Newly built resaw sled after looking at Gary Fixler's sled and video this is the one I thought would be a great fit for what I was looking for.

Bandsaw 14” Grizzly GO555P

3/4” and 1/2” maple ply was used as it was what I have left over from a cabinet job I did, The measurements are Base 22 1/2” long x 15” wide, Sled is 20” long x 10” wide, Fence is 20” Long x 10 1/2” High, I spaced the drill holes in the fence 1/2” apart.

I purchased a single 24” T Track along with two feed through knobs for a 1/4 20 bolt.

The last picture shows the first cut, as for as drift, None, I resolved that by making sure the blade gullet was centered on the top wheel, tension was correct and kept a slow steady feed rate, the blade is a newly purchased 1/2” 3 tpi timberwolf.

Wood on photo is Redbud still green.

See Blog for full details.

Thanks for looking

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 565 days ago

Looks real handy. Of course I would really love a bandsaw like that also.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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bubbs

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#2 posted 565 days ago

I think I like it, but I’m not quite sure how it works. Any chance you can elaborate a little?

-- Cats, beer and wood...perfect.

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DocSavage45

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#3 posted 565 days ago

Do you have a riser on your grizzly? Have seen his video on youtube but the whole blog is helpful.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Blackie_

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#4 posted 565 days ago

Thanks everyone

bubbs I added the blog to the post above, it will give you more detail on how it works.

Thomas Yes Thomas and I’m so glad I optioned for it upon purchase.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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gfadvm

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#5 posted 565 days ago

Randy, That is a fancy sled. You are probably gonna outgrow it as this log slicing is addictive! I started with a sled very similar to yours and now have a monster that’s over 6 feet long! I had to build a big outfeed table, buy more roller stands, etc. I don’t think there is a cure for this affliction. I now want a bandmill REALLY BAD!

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

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Blackie_

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#6 posted 565 days ago

Andy I don’t think my shop will allow anything bigger, besides I think you have a bigger saw that I do :)

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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gfadvm

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#7 posted 565 days ago

Yeah, I’ve got the 17” Grizz but I think we have the same resaw capacity. Just wait, you’ll find a big log that you just HAVE to slice. Enjoy and at least send pics of some live oak!

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

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DocSavage45

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#8 posted 565 days ago

grizzly w/extension covers 12 inches, what’s the motor size on your 17 incjh grizzly?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Hawaiilad

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#9 posted 565 days ago

I came home today and walked by my shop looking at all the cut up logs I have…well not all that many, and I turned on the computer and here it is….I thank Gary for the design and you for showing the blog…I know what I will be doing one day this week.

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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FloridaArt

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#10 posted 565 days ago

You’ll get a lot of usable wood from this jig!

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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Kwit

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#11 posted 565 days ago

Quick question for Blackie – I just got a Grizzly G1019Z with riser and 1hp motor – will this be enough to do the same kind of re-sawing considering I have the right blade and some patience?

-- don't talk about it - be about it

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Roger

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#12 posted 565 days ago

A really nice sled Randy.

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

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Blackie_

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#13 posted 565 days ago

Thanks once again everyone

Kwit to answer your question, I don’t know much about your saw as it’s been discontinued but it has the same 1 HP mine does and you have the riser for it, I see no reason why it can’t do the same thing mine does, I only use a 1/2” size blade on mine as the 14’s don’t like anything larger. Put a 1/2” 3 tpi timberwolf on it and go to town. :)

Make sure you follow my blog and this video will help as well.

Bandsaw setup with Snodgrass

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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Kwit

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#14 posted 565 days ago

Thanks so much Blackie..

Since I am a newbie with the bandsaw – this video was a fantastic resource

much appreciated!

-- don't talk about it - be about it

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DocSavage45

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#15 posted 564 days ago

The “go slow enough for the blade to do its work is key here. also blade tension and drift? And follow along. I will when I get all my shop euipment set up…......

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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