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Project by doubleDD posted 195 days ago 2147 views 28 times favorited 36 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finally decided to build a easy resaw sled. I took a bar clamp that had the open grove in the back and fitted a carriage bolt in it to be able to slide up or down on the back of the jig. The back was slotted to accept the bolts. You can see by the picture the added wood washer was put there to keep the bar from rubbing on the back support. I built the bottom with t slots to make the back support easier to slide. I glued on 20 grit floor sander paper on the 2 ends of the clamp to hold the log. As a extra measure of support I added the sand paper to the bottom to keep it from moving just in case. It was made out of old particle board shelving I had laying around.
It will resaw logs from 14’’ in dia. and from 1’’ to 23’’ in length which is good enough for me. Anything longer than that, I will have to ask my LJ buddy Monte to cut it for me. It is a simple jig and has plenty of strength to hold the log.
All questions and comments are welcome. Thanks for looking.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams





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hoosier0311

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#1 posted 195 days ago

What sort of blade do you use for re-sawing these logs?

-- I'm only deaf in one ear,,,,,I just can't hear out of the other one., Denny, Indiana implant, living in PA

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woodchuckerNJ

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#2 posted 195 days ago

Nice.
Make sure you debark before sawing. You save your blades that way.
Get a draw knife if you don’t harvest the wood in the spring/summer.

-- Jeff NJ

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doubleDD

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#3 posted 195 days ago

Hoosier, right now I have a Laguna 1/2’’ resaw blade on.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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doubleDD

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#4 posted 195 days ago

Thanks for the tip woodchucker. For the most part I do have most of the bark off, but will keep this in mind.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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hoss12992

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#5 posted 195 days ago

That is AWESOME! Great job buddy. Im sure you will get lots of use from it.

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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cajunpen

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#6 posted 195 days ago

Your idea is outstanding. I wish I had a need for one of those, but unfortunately all of my wood is store bought.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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HillbillyShooter

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#7 posted 195 days ago

Great looking jig—sure looks like it will get the job done.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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doubleDD

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#8 posted 195 days ago

Hoss, Bill, thanks. I plan to be using it a lot now to get some wood ready asap.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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sedcokid

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#9 posted 195 days ago

Dave, I like it!! GReat job as well, I think I will make one!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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MShort

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#10 posted 195 days ago

Out of all that I have seen, I like this one best. Thanks.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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BusterB

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#11 posted 195 days ago

Dang Dave, that is a super slick build on the sled….NICE. Should have let you carved that hunk of cherry up for me…lol

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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luv2learn

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#12 posted 195 days ago

Dave that is one slick jig. Thanks for posting it.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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Roger

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#13 posted 195 days ago

I’ll bet that works like a dream. Nice jig build.

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

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doubleDD

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#14 posted 195 days ago

John, thanks, it does get it done, easy.

Chuck, simple to make, go for it.

Mike, thank you. That means a lot to me.

Buster, ha ha. I thought of a bigger one but they get to heavy to handle with the log. Maybe I’ll make a 2 man sled and you come and help me. LOL.

Lee, glad you like it. Hope you can use some ideas.

Thanks Roger, yes, very easy to use, especially compared to the hand me down one I had.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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Randy_ATX

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#15 posted 195 days ago

This one of the best bandsaw resaw sleds I have seen. I can’t tell from the photos how it is supported when in use. Is your bandsaw table large enough to support it off to the right side or do you have some feed roller stands helping? Also do you have a strip attached to the bottom to ride in the miter slot to keep your cuts in alignment with the blade?

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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