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Posted on Bandsaw Veneers - Outboard or Inboard Cut?

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#1 posted 07-01-2010 07:37 PM

Dave thanks . I have done the same procedure cutting and planing after each cut for my resawing and that worked very well on my little Delta 12”, so I’m stilling trying to find out if there is any reason whatsoever for outboard cuts. Actually I’m hoping there’s not, because it seems so much simpler to not have to move the fence

JimThanks. If the Driftmaster is made by Laguna I saw it being used on a video. The guy in the video was cutting outboard and adjusting the fence each time. I suppose so many turns on the positioning rig handle equals a given depth as he didn’t look at any scale or measure the adjustments. Do you cut on the outboard side with yours?

I have a shopmade fence adjuster that I use on my router table, but I see no reason why I couldn’t use it on my bandsaw just as well, providing there is some advantage to cutting on the outboard side. My new saw has a stock high fence too, but I could use a shopmade fence just as well to make it easier to attach my positioner. I do prefer to cut thin strips on my tablesaw outboard, but that’s to make it easier to shove the workpiece through and to prevent burning. I doubt that would be an issue on the bandsaw. I get the impression that you don’t think the driftmaster is particularly useful except for cutting veneers.

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