Resaw Jig Fix and Working

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Project by BarryW posted 07-02-2009 06:49 AM 6357 views 15 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Today has been a very busy day. I’m been quite depressed recently and in the last several days decided to get into the shop. Needless to say the work has done me some good emotionally. Yeah, those of you who read me know I’ve cared for my mom for the last five and half years. Now she’s in a nursing home after a bad fall that opened up her knee pretty badly. So she was in the hospital a week and now in a nursing home for the last 3 weeks plus. But I’ve been depressed and finally getting out of my funk…and taking a vacation after five plus years of taking care of her.
The last time I posted pictures of my resaw jig I never came back to explain the problems I had with it. The holes I made in the end posts were too large for the pipe and I couldn’t steady the log section properly. So I drilled a new set of holes on a new board and glued it to the end posts…but I had to widen the hole just a touch by sanding. Then I remembered how I needed to steady the log….so I glued rough sandpaper on one end and made a little multi-cleat holder with screws and some elm I had. So now the log is completely steady and I’m peeling off some nice wood from the log….oh, I was told the wood was linden…a nice yellow wood…from a tree that fell several years ago…and I was LUCKY enough to pick up a bunch of it. See my other projects and view the linden in the back of my trailer.
So now, I’m cutting the wood and resawing from the logs and flitches I have…linden, apple, cedar, maple and elm…that I’ve collected for the last five years. Sure, it’s taken a long time just to make some moves here, but the wood is mostly dry and everything is working. Everything is ready now…and I’ve reached a goal…and as we all know: success is the gradual realization of a worthy goal.
Ah, other things in the shop…replaced the motor on my 1930’s vintage scroll saw with one I had from a used lathe I bought at a garage sale. Have you priced electric motors these days? Whooooeeeee.

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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#1 posted 07-02-2009 07:11 AM

Fantastic jig!

-- Andy, PA ~Finding satisfaction in creation

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#2 posted 07-02-2009 07:24 AM

barry : it’s good to see you back ,
tough about your mom .
my prayers to both of you .
being in the shop helps ,
doing something other than…..........
looks like you are working out the resawing problems,
and will have more wood to play with.
can you start using it ,
or do you have to dry it more yet ?
looking forward to some new posts ,
and work !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 07-02-2009 07:36 AM

Barry, GREAT re-saw jig !!!!

Sorry to hear about your mom, her, you and yours are in our prayers !!

-- Don S.E. OK

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#4 posted 07-02-2009 07:43 AM

Hey Barry looks like it works great good job


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#5 posted 07-02-2009 08:58 AM

Barry, looks like it works pretty well. Sorry to hear about everything else. Getting back to the shop is a good thing.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#6 posted 07-02-2009 12:00 PM

Sure looks like it does the trick! Thanks for sharing Barry.

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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#7 posted 07-02-2009 01:26 PM

Hey Barry,
Good to see you back on deck and things working out nicely.

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#8 posted 07-02-2009 01:44 PM

Nice resaw jig! Looks to be very useful. Linden is a nice warm wood. Good job on salvaging that tree.
Glad to see you back in the shop. Sorry to hear about your Moms troubles.
My prayers are with you both.

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#9 posted 07-02-2009 02:11 PM

Nice resawing setup.

It’s good to get some time in the shop to clear your head. We all need some time to ourselves now and again.

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#10 posted 07-02-2009 03:08 PM

Very nice idea….I favorited it.

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#11 posted 07-02-2009 03:46 PM

Barry glad to see you back. The jib seems to be working great. Nice job on the revision.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#12 posted 07-02-2009 04:00 PM

fantastic – looks like some good ideas. I’ll definitely use those when I build mine (if only I can find some extra time)

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#13 posted 07-02-2009 04:23 PM

It’s always nice to find a useful jig here . Very sorry to read about your Moms fall and injury though . I need to get back in the shop myself and hopefully relieve some of my own depression.I’m just not feeling creative after losing my job and the constant stress of trying to find another one at my age and keeping up with all of the bills , etc.. God bless you and your Mom : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#14 posted 07-02-2009 07:08 PM

great idea . I love that bandsaw too .


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#15 posted 07-02-2009 11:40 PM

Barry, this looks pretty good. I have been contemplating building a resaw jig and one like this looks as if it would work well in my shop.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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