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Forum topic by Bootzy posted 10-25-2012 08:26 PM 870 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-25-2012 08:26 PM

Lumberjocks needs a new folder on what NOT TO DO. I recently tried to cross cut a small log using my wide blade 3/4 inch and my 10 inch tall resawing fixture. Big mistake! Log jammed and brought the saw to a stop. Blade was damaged and cost me about $30.00 to replace. Lucky me, not hurt.

Knew about not standing behind my table saw thanks to my son.

See picture for a thousand words. Cross cutting a log, using resaw fence to guide.

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#1 posted 10-25-2012 08:34 PM

Never free hand on a table saw! It’s dangerous and not safe. :0) I learned that from my fellow Lumberjocks and wanted to be sure to say it plain for other newbies.


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#2 posted 10-25-2012 08:45 PM

crosscutting with a ripsawing Jiig ….. interresting choice …... but bad idea


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#3 posted 10-26-2012 02:24 AM

I think (?) you are talking about a band saw?

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#4 posted 10-26-2012 02:35 AM

Do NOT go into Lee Valley with your credit card.

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#5 posted 10-26-2012 05:39 AM

I agree with rosebudjim. ”I think (?) you are talking about a band saw?”

A 3/4” wide Blade does not equate to any type of a Table Saw I’m familiar with. Also if he was using a “Resawing Fixture” I would assume it’s made for a Bandsaw.

BUT!! ”Knew about not standing behind my table saw thanks to my son.” kind of screws up that Theory …LOL…

So, Bootzy. What kind of a saw was it??

When I read the Post I immediately though of this ”Resaw Jig” that I made for a Friend after watching him TRYING to do it Freehand.

Very Easy to make. It slides in the Mitre Slot and the Back Portion is adjustable with the “T” Nut for whatever size Log (WITHIN REASON) that you”re cutting. This one will do up to 24/28 inches.


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#6 posted 10-27-2012 03:18 AM

Nice jig Rick but my understanding is his wreck occurred when trying to CROSSCUT a log on the bandsaw without securing it to some kind of sled/jig. Been there/done that/learned my lesson.

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