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05-13-2008 02:43 AM

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I have a 14” Delta bandsaw rigged with a 1/2” Wolf, 3 tpi blade and a riser block. I am wanting to resaw a few
8” diameter x 30” long Hackberry logs salvaged from a recent storm.
Is this difficult to do on a home bandsaw? I have downloaded a few jig plans for holding the log.
Anyone have any experience or tips for doing this on a 14” bandsaw?

-- Steve, Carrollton, TX

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#1 posted 05-13-2008 03:39 AM

Here are are some references from Bob #2,, that have been posted here about resawing logs on a bandsaw

and an improved version of this post

I hope that this helps.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 05-13-2008 05:47 AM

Good links Scott!

I’ve cut logs on mine. I just freehanded a cut and jointed it to get a flat surface and then used that surface
against the table. Then used the fence from that point on.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#3 posted 05-13-2008 02:30 PM

Scott, thanks for the links. I like the jigs used (similar to one I saw on FineWoodworking) and I’m going to try it once, more for the satisfaction of having done it but not at the expense of damaing my saw. would be cool to be able to get a few boards from a nice log though.
Thanks Gary, I’m going to give it a shot.

-- Steve, Carrollton, TX

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#4 posted 05-14-2008 12:12 AM

Thanks for the reminder Scott.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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