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brunob

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2570 days ago

I have access to several cut down trees and some dry logs. I’d like to resaw them on my bandsaw. Somewhere I saw an article or some information on how to make a jig to make the first cut to get a flat surface and the second cut to make two sides square to each other. I can’t remember where I saw the information. Does anyone have ideas?

-- Bruce from Central New York...now, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.


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Max

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#1 posted 2570 days ago

Bruce,
Here is a link to American Woodworker that shows a resaw sled that is used for just what you are looking for. It would work for smaller (not long) logs. Hope this helps.

http://www.americanwoodworker.com/userdocs/articles/200008/main/index.html

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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brunob

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#2 posted 2570 days ago

Max,
Perfect! Thanks. Can’t wait to try it out. It means free wood for me

-- Bruce from Central New York...now, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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PanamaJack

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#3 posted 2570 days ago

Bruce good luck with your resawing…Don’t burn up your bandsaw!

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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Bob Babcock

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#4 posted 2570 days ago

Good looking sled…...I’ll be building it this weekend for use on my summer challange project.
Thanks,

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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#5 posted 2544 days ago

Max,

That sled has a runner on the bottom.

What about drift of the blade?

-- W. Kirk Crawford - Tularosa, New Mexico

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#6 posted 2544 days ago

I suppose you could fix the runner to the sled to accommodate drift…

Also, check out what Bob Babcock ended up doing: HERE

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#7 posted 2544 days ago

Kirk,
Yes it does but if you read further in the article it talks about how to set up for blade drift when using this sled and cutting slabs.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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