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Forum topic by Kirk posted 05-29-2014 01:18 AM 1140 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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05-29-2014 01:18 AM

Topic tags/keywords: bandsaw riser block guard resource

I like to make thing to help me cut wood, one way or another.

I do a lot of resawing, and I get wood from a local saw mill. It measures at least 6”. My Delta band saw won’t quite handle it by a little bit, so I built my own riser block and guard.

I also had an issue with blade lengths. See Stumpy Nubs idea for a wooden riser block at:

I need to do something about dust collecting.

-- W. Kirk Crawford - Tularosa, New Mexico

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#1 posted 05-29-2014 04:14 AM

If you have a saw shop nearby, they can make you up any blade length you want. Which means that, if you had only needed to gain a couple of inches in height, you could have made a short riser block, and ordered a custom length blade. What advantage? Mainly that you’d get less flex than you’ll encounter with that extra tall column. In any case, your welded up block looks like it will serve just fine.

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