Band Saw Resaw Sled

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Project by michaelray posted 01-18-2010 02:29 AM 14468 views 33 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Band saw resaw sled from Wood Magazine #176. Made from 3/4” birch ply. Completed late Saturday evening and I was only planning on testing it but I was having so much fun I ended up cutting up the few pieces of fire wood I grabbed from the father-in-laws wood pile. Picture 5 shows the different woods, white oak, black cherry, maple, and ash.

The last picture is a perfect illustration of why manufacturers place safety warnings on their equipment. Such as the one that I chose to ignore that says “Do Not Open While Saw Is Running”. For some reason, I still don’t understand why, my mind went totally blank and I opened the lower guard and reached my hand in past the running resaw blade to see if I could feel suction from the shop vac. As you can tell from the photo there isn’t much clearance in the lower cabinet and I got a sharp reminder that the saw was running which snapped me back to reality. Needless to say I didn’t get much sympathy when I had to confess what happened.

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#1 posted 01-18-2010 02:31 AM

I saw that LoL very cool sled.


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#2 posted 01-18-2010 02:43 AM

Very nicely made sled.

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#3 posted 01-18-2010 04:26 AM

Nice sled – it looks sturdy and very functional.
I made a similar one to saw smaller logs.
Made it to have several areas in the fence to screw into logs to secure them.
I just have to remember there are screws in the last 1/2” of the log.

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#4 posted 01-21-2010 11:05 PM

I need to build another one of those. (Home Depot plywood warps BADLY…). Very nice…

That’ll teach you to keep the body parts away from blades I guess…

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#5 posted 05-04-2013 12:40 AM

Nice sled. A rig like that would make a nice angle plate for the drill press to hold pieces vertical for drilling the ends.

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