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Project by nakedjoinery posted 05-22-2013 02:39 AM 1406 views 5 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well I finally completed another jig, ehhh! I haven’t been able to test it as I only have the 1/4” blade that came with my saw when I bought it recently. It’s a goal of mine to make all my own tools and salvage firewood to make this love of mine a little cheaper whenever I can. Now I’ve got to order a new blade. I’m not going to bore you with the build specs as there are many more talanted people than me on here, but I believe it will work fine from all the info I’ve pulled out of all the other builds that have gone before me. So more than anything any tips would be great. Thanks !

-- mike c





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#1 posted 05-22-2013 02:49 AM

Mike, that’s a serious sled and feed table you got there, nice.

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#2 posted 05-22-2013 11:26 AM

Nice job Mike. That sled coupled with your massive out feed table and you’ll be able to mill some large pieces of lumber. I have one suggestions for you: Highland Woodworking website, order their Woodslicer bandsaw blade. Get the widest your saw can handle ( 3/4” ?). You will not be disappointed I promise. Relatively inexpensive too. Best purchase I have made in a while. Good luck and post some of that nice new lumber!

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#3 posted 05-22-2013 11:45 AM

Mike, with the Woodslicer blade, it works best on dry wood. I tried it on some freshly cut pecan and a lot of pitch built up on the blade and blade guide bearings. I was able to get the mess off with mineral spirits & elbow grease, but it was a pain. The Woodslicer is 3 tpi I believe and produces a very smooth re saw cut, but I think that’s too many teeth per inch for green wood. Most folks suggest 1 tpi for re sawing green logs and I don’t think Woodslicer has a 1 tpi option. I think maybe Timberwolf has that blade, and theirs has a wider set in the teeth which opens up a larger kerf allowing more of the chips to be pulled out quickly. If you can afford it, it would be best to have both blades in my opinion, probably still fairly cheap and well under $100 for both. Good luck, re sawing is fun. It’s like opening a Christmas present every time I do it, and like you I get a special satisfaction from saving a piece of scrap or firewood.

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#4 posted 05-23-2013 01:30 AM

That looks very well done to me and you should find a lot of ‘treasures’ with it. I agree that 1 TPI is best for green wood and I like the 2-3 TPI for regular resawing of dry wood. I’m still in the Timberwolf camp despite other’s issues with the welds. They are pricier than others. I want you to try those Sterling blades as they are inexpensive and well recommended.

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

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#5 posted 05-23-2013 02:52 AM

Thanks guys, any help I get will save me much distress! I can’t wait to give it a whirl. This is going to be a summer of jigs and shop setup. I learned quickly it pays to invest the time and effort.

-- mike c

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