|Forum topic by bill4123||posted 07-17-2012 07:27 PM||1111 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
07-17-2012 07:27 PM
I just started rough cutting a huge pile of maple logs I claimed from a recent storm. I am cutting everything deli style on the bandsaw and am feeding everything through by hand. The blade I am using is very intimidating and very aggressive. I would like to keep my hands away from it as much as possible. Something that would make this job go much smoother would be something kind of like a board buddy but it would hook to the miter slot of the bandsaw and would push the log against the resaw fence. It needs to have enough “push” to keep the log against the fence but needs to have enough travel to accommodate the irregularities of the wavy log.
Basically I want something that does what a featherboard does but has way more “travel”. Something like this would allow me to concentrate more on feed rate and safe hand placement and less on keeping the board lined up with the fence.
Does anybody know of an existing product that serves this purpose? I’m sure I could make one but if someone already makes it then I would gladly pay for it. My search efforts weren’t very fruitful.