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Bandsaw Log Sled ala "Bob #2" and "anudder"

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Bandsaw Log Sled ala "Bob #2" and "anudder"
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A bandsaw log sled ala several others on this website that I favorited. While it doesn’t have the taller supports that the others have, I think it will work just fine since it’s glued and has a bunch of brads in it…I may add a screw or two. I have yet to put the guide rails on the bottom for the bandsaw track…but that’ll be done quickly in the next day or two. Birch plywood. Capable of taking up to a 42 inch log…though more likely something in the 38 to 40 inch range. Looking forward to sawing my Linden and apple with it…those will come first….especially the Linden. I want to get my 16 log sections slabbed so I can use it next year or so.
Thanks to Bob #2 and anudder for their ideas.

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.





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SteveKorz

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#1 posted 2210 days ago

I’ve been looking at making one of these, let me know how this one works out for you.

It looks like it’s well put together…

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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snowdog

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#2 posted 2210 days ago

Enjoy the log cutting. I have used mine many times now.

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 2210 days ago

Barry,

This looks pretty good to me. I am considering putting one of these together so let me know how yours works out.

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

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Paul

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#4 posted 2210 days ago

I would love to see a few pics of it in action!

-- Paul, Texas

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#5 posted 2210 days ago

Looking good, I plan on doing the same thing someday.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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BarryW

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#6 posted 2210 days ago

Whoooooooopssss!!! Snowdog…I’m sorry…when I was putting together this post I forgot to mention you…in fact, made a mistake…I read the name on the post as “anudder” instead of Snowdog…I’m getting old…old…old. Let me correct this post by saying that Bob #2 and Snowdog inspired my project jig…sorry for my senior moment.

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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Bob #2

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#7 posted 2210 days ago

Hi Guys:
After I made up the jig to hold the log I realized that there was no easy way to slice boards off of equal thicknes.
I made this for it.
bs-sledjig5

The bandsaw cradle sits against the bottom board using the miter slot guide for a zero point.
By move the vertical board in or out I can set the slice thickness.
I marked the base with a pencil mark to avoid measuring each time I set it up.

Cheers
Bob

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

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jockmike2

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#8 posted 2209 days ago

Nice Jig. Make lots of boards with that.

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

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snowdog

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#9 posted 2209 days ago

BarryW, no worries.. I am really glad I could inspire anyone.

Bob #2 – I love that addition.

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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Grumpy

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#10 posted 2208 days ago

I like it. Looks like it will do a fine job.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Bruce

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#11 posted 1916 days ago

cool…i’ll be making one of these later this year…i have some locust logs i wanna slice

-- I think of Jack Nicholson as the Joker in Batman when he says "Where does he get those wonderful toys" and ask WHERE DO U GUYS GET ALL THAT WONDERFUL WOOD?

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Jim Jakosh

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#12 posted 1446 days ago

Hey that is really neat!! I’ll have to make one. I see Snowdog has one in his profile.
With some out-front and back support rollers, one of these critters could be 6-8’ long.Thanks for sharing!!!!!!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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