|Project by doubleDD||posted 02-07-2014 07:36 PM||2579 views||30 times favorited||36 comments|
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