|Forum topic by Blackie_||posted 06-08-2012 at 10:06 PM||850 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
06-08-2012 at 10:06 PM
I tried to find a suitable location for this thread so not sure if this is the right place.
For those with 14” including riser kits and larger bandsaws, here’s something that I discovered for myself that might help with rolling those large heavies (large logs and timber) through the blade but before I go into my finding, I’d like to mention that I’ve researched and found info on how to make jigs for this type of operation but with the method I use you don’t really need a jig also by rubbing wax paper can also make for a slick surface, I use this method quite often.
Ok so on with this newly found technique, this is for large heavy logs but can be used for other heavy projects as well, also is helpful to have an out-feed table inline with the saw table but not required depending on the size of the log, note: I have an out feed table on mine.
1. Make sure Saw is off and unpluged, take safty measures before hand.
Once you’ve got one flat side on the log the method goes much smoother as you now have a flat area to roll on. If you have to make a cut in the center of the log first push the log through the blade just resting on the table surface before placing pencils, once you have a 1” clearence on the other side of the blade stop, turn off saw and simply lift the log each end and place the pencils under each end then proceed.
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