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Bootzy

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540 days ago

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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WoodGoddess

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#1 posted 540 days ago

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.

Cheers!

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Dennisgrosen

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#2 posted 540 days ago

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

Dennis

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#3 posted 539 days ago

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

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Sandra

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#4 posted 539 days ago

Do NOT go into Lee Valley with your credit card.

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Rick

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#5 posted 539 days ago

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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gfadvm

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#6 posted 538 days ago

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.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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