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Forum topic by brunob posted 07-12-2007 04:25 AM 4172 views 1 time favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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brunob

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07-12-2007 04:25 AM

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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#1 posted 07-12-2007 05:08 AM

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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#2 posted 07-12-2007 05:24 AM

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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#3 posted 07-12-2007 05:47 AM

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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#4 posted 07-12-2007 06:46 AM

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 08-06-2007 07:23 PM

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 08-06-2007 07:56 PM

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 08-06-2007 11:29 PM

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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