A band saw resaw fence

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Project by stanley_clifton posted 06-08-2008 11:34 PM 2548 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This has got to be the simplest and dullest project ever. However, I do feel strangely proud of it. It has taken quite a long time to get round to doing it. Having done so all went well.

The fence is 158mm wide allowing a small clearance under the saw’s guides. Thus the widest stock that the saw will handle will be supported fully as it is resawn. The fence sits very square; for some reason I was quite paranoid that it wouldn’t. 18mm plywood was used; hopefully this will remain stable unless it gets soaked for any reason. The plywood fence squared all round is fixed to the rip fence’s supporting bracket, the fence itself being removed. 1/4” gauge bolts proved to be a good sliding fit in the fence bracket’s mounting holes. The bolt’s ends with washers to spread the pressure sit under the resaw fence’s face in a recess cut with a 20mm Forstner bit. Wing nuts and another washer secure the resaw fence tight and square to the mounting bracket.

I won’t be using the blade shown for resawing (6mm 6tpi), instead fitting a 12mm 3tpi wound up nice and tight with the rear guides very close to the blade’s rear.

Previously my attempts at resawing using the saws standard rip fence have been quite dire with the stock supported inadequately, wobbling about and coming out of square. Now to try this simple fence out cutting some veneers and book matched stock.

-- Stanley generally struggling

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#1 posted 06-09-2008 12:05 AM

Very nice looking Fence , I need to make me one. I`v done very little re sawing because I have no fence

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#2 posted 06-09-2008 12:41 AM

Good job Stan. I handlied mine by building a channel over the fence like this:


-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#3 posted 06-09-2008 01:09 AM

Very nice looking fence. I made one like that as one of the first things I built for my bandsaw.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#4 posted 06-09-2008 05:38 AM

nice job…i need one…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#5 posted 06-09-2008 12:13 PM

That is a nice looking fence. I will have to put one of these on my saw.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#6 posted 06-10-2008 12:12 AM

Exactly what I need.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#7 posted 06-11-2008 07:30 PM

Thanks for the encouraging comments. Bob – now I know what to do if someone gives me some big logs. I have several chunks of next door’s laburnum tree to sort.

-- Stanley generally struggling

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