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#1 posted 10-19-2010 12:28 AM

I really prefer to use a resaw bar as a pivot point. I would recommend making your own fence and adding a resaw bar. It makes it easier to compensate for any drift.

I also recommend finger boards that help keep the wood flush against the resaw bar. I have rigged up a jig that allows me to use 2 finger boards – one at the bottom and one further up.

Be advised that a 12” bandsaw is capable of resawing but if you are trying to resaw some hard lumber, you will need an ample dose of patience. Try to use slow, steady pressure on the wood and try not to stop. Be prepared to switch to a push stick for the last couple of inches smoothly (without stopping, if possible.)

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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