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Blog entry by Canadian Woodworks posted 02-05-2015 01:26 PM 3210 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsLUBKajSzo

Have a look I just put together a video about using a cheap power feeder with a band saw to re-saw. Typically for back supports or rockers for my rocking chairs which are bent laminated thus I need a lot, so this helps out with quality, efficiency and safety.

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables http://www.canadianwoodworks.com



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#1 posted 02-05-2015 02:27 PM

Nice video thanks. Nice bandsaws and shop too really. Is that an enormous jointer we are looking at above?

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#2 posted 02-05-2015 03:27 PM

Hey thanks for watching and yes it is actually a jointer / planer 24’’ Robinson & Sons from 1952 a beautiful machine and pure pleasure to use. Also works as a table (-:


Nice video thanks. Nice bandsaws and shop too really. Is that an enormous jointer we are looking at above?

- Tim


-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables http://www.canadianwoodworks.com

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#3 posted 02-05-2015 04:28 PM

Right on Paul – always appreciate your videos – thanks.

-- Rod - Oregon

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#4 posted 02-05-2015 05:41 PM

Since most bandsaw tables are adjustable for angle cuts, do you have any trouble with too must stress on
the trunnion brackets with the power feeder mounted on the edge of the table, or the table drifting from
a true 90 degree cut? Very nice shop and video.

-- As ever, Gus-the 80 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#5 posted 02-06-2015 02:02 AM

No I have not had any issues, I’ve been using it like this for 1 year. Keep in mind this band saw has a really beefy table. Also it’s a pretty beefy fence also able to really lock down and be pushed hard against.


Since most bandsaw tables are adjustable for angle cuts, do you have any trouble with too must stress on
the trunnion brackets with the power feeder mounted on the edge of the table, or the table drifting from
a true 90 degree cut? Very nice shop and video.

- Bluepine38


-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables http://www.canadianwoodworks.com

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#6 posted 03-20-2020 03:42 PM

This is a great video showing the usefullness of a power feeder for resawing. But as the video shows, it takes a good sized saw to set up even the smallest commercially available feeder, and its slowest feed speed is only appropriate for relatively thin material—not workable for most saws for most material thicker than about 4”.
I’ve developed plans and kits for a small power feeder that will easily fit on even small band saws, with feed speeds down to 2 fpm, perfect for resawing on a typical home shop band saw. It’s called the Little Proteus, and more information can readily be found by searching for “Little Proteus power feeder”.

-- alladd

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