|Project by Sandra||posted 03-07-2014 06:58 PM||4015 views||8 times favorited||38 comments|
Look Ma, I can resaw!
I have numerous 8/4 pine boards that need to be resawn so I decided that I needed a resaw fence. Here’s what I came up with today, using only things I had on hand. The fence slides onto the bandsaw’s original fence.
The front of the fence is 10 1/2” high by 18” long and was cut from an MDF shelf.
The piece of maple that rides on the back ledge of the rail measures 1 1/2” by 1 1/4” and was made from two laminated scraps. And the whole thing is sandwiched between two pieces of 1/2” plywood.
I used my drill press to cut out the channel for the knobs and they tighten down onto the T-track that runs along the back of the original fence.
Two years ago, I could never have imagined building anything without plans, so I was happy with how this turned out.
I’ve had my Rikon for a bit more than a year and have had some frustrations. It turns out that the belt pulley was too close to the frame which was causing the belt to walk off and get damaged in the process. Since my neighbour figured that out and fixed it with me and the belt was replaced, it’s been doing exactly what I bought it to do!
Thanks for looking.
-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.