Well... after dealing with the undersized BS table for a year, I decided it was time to make something bigger.
I think 24 X 24 should do... :)
But, I was also having problems with the shorter fence for taller resawing
projects, and hanging on to small logs while slicing them up so I made this
sliding, adjustable fence.
It has holes in it so I can screw a log on and slice away..
The distance to the blade is easy to adjust with the knobs in the back.
Then just slide the fence closer or further away.
I still need to work on the table track so I can adjust for drift - but for now this
blade is tracking well and isn't giving me any problems..
I'm sure it's going to be one of those things that doesn't get worked on until I actually have an issue - but for now it's working great. Even just as a larger table surface.
This is how the BS Table is currently mounted. One of these brackets on each side.
Probably not how I'll keep it - because I want to make sure it's square to the factory table each time I put it on without making all kinds of checks - so I'll send you a new pic once I get it changed... For now though - this works just fine.
retiredmech, 03/13/04 07:49 AM
Great design. Necessity is the mother of invention (or modification). What blade manufacturer are you using?
MMarzluf, 03/13/04 08:13 AM
Several differnt blades in the arsinal actually....
Timberwolf, Woodcraft bands, and Olson. Want to try a lennox blade - but haven't ordered one yet.
Joe Lyddon, 03/13/04 08:53 AM
Hey, that looks pretty slick!
Is that Melamine you made it out of?
Is that a Grizzly G0555 14" er?
I have a G0555 but I have not tried to resaw much more than abt 4" so far... I like the present table / fence setup.
WoodChucker, 03/13/04 09:19 AM
Great idea, I was just looking at a jig like that and it cost well over 100 bucks, I just might have to borrow your idea and save some money. Thanks for sharing!
MMarzluf, 03/13/04 10:19 AM
Yes - it's all melamine. A couple T-tracks from Rockler and a couple T-bolts / knobs... that's it.
Oh... and a couple of the hold down clamps to hold it on the BS..
Don't get me wrong, I like the table and fence that came with my G0555, just that sometimes I need the bigger table surface for support. The fence rails are still attached, and removing the new table only takes seconds. I only use it when I've got larger pieces / logs to work on..
I've pushed my BS to it's limits with the riser block.. and resawn up to 11-1/2" with it. No problems...
Just that every once in a while - every tool can use a few jigs. Right?
dan-imal, 03/13/04 02:14 PM
Very, very nice. I've got some new ideas to work off of now.
thanks very much.
Joe Lyddon, 03/13/04 03:16 PM
I have the riser block but have not installed it yet... glad it can handle the job OK!
I like your Band Saw table as well as your jig!
If I have your permission, I'd like to grab your writeup and place it on my Page.
Joe Lyddon, 03/13/04 03:32 PM
Do you think you could show a picture on how your Table is mounted to the Band saw?
It would make it a little clearer.
MMarzluf, 03/13/04 04:08 PM
Might be later this evening though...
I'm at home with our 7 month old today while LOML works so my time is limited...
John Fry, 03/13/04 04:33 PM
Nice job. It looks like a great design. I've never resawn any logs, but have seen jigs for doing so, and I think yours is better than any I've seen.
What kind of logs are you slicing?
P.S. Hey Mark, I see your using Picturetrail now. Did those rascals at Imagestation finally bust you too?
retiredmech, 03/13/04 04:43 PM
Do you prefer one over the other for resawing. I have been using a vermont and was considering trying an olson or timberwolf just to see the difference. I resaw up to about 5" and haven't had any problems except the speed is pretty slow on the hard stuff.
I have heard nothing but good raves on the Timberwolf, but not a lot on the Olson. Is the Lennox supposed to be any better than the others or are you just curious?
MMarzluf, 03/13/04 06:26 PM
Currently sawing up some wild cherry, Maple, and a little Oak.. Mostly for turning - but may slice off some small boards for drying..
Not a huge difference between the different blades I use.. At least nothing huge. I like to use the Timberwolfs for resawing, and mostly use a 3/16" olson for small radius curves..
I want to try one of the Lennox Carbide blades just to see if they last long as long as they advertise..
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