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Project by sonnyr posted 04-07-2020 05:35 PM 958 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I acquired some old Cedar fence posts from a friend and wanted to resaw them for projects. The blade on my Delta 14inch Bandsaw was dull and only allows for a 5 3/4” resaw height, so I opted to make a resaw jig for my Table Saw.
This Jig allows you to resaw post up to 6 1/2 inches in diameter. That is the most I can get out of the 3 1/4 inch blade rise on my saw blade
I don’t like cutting anything with a non-guarded saw blade that is raised to 3 1/4 inches, but this jig keeps your hands well away from the blade. Just make a pass on one side, flip the jig over and finish your cut on the other side.
The jig allows you to resaw from 22 inch to 38 inch lengths.
The dimensions of the jig are: 47” long X 7” wide X 6 7/16” high.
There are four 1/4 X 20 threaded knobs used to tighten down the movable end of the jig.
The table saw fence is set to 11 inches which allows for the 7” width of the jig and a 4” radius on the post.
The posts are attached to the jig using at least three 2” Deckmate screws.
If I have copied any other LJ’s project, I apologize, I did a search for other resaw jigs like this and did not find any.
Thank you for viewing this project.

-- I may be slow, but I'm easy to stop!!!





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Andybb

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#1 posted 04-07-2020 08:03 PM

Nice jig. So, do you just flip it end over end to cut the 6.5” with the 3.25” blade rise?

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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splintergroup

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#2 posted 04-07-2020 08:06 PM

Looks like you planed it out, congrats! The safety features make this a much more “comfortable”process. the only addition I can think of is to add a right side miter slot runner to eliminate any potential of the sled veering away from the fence (could also eliminate the need to use the fence).

The blade leaves a 1/8” kerf and assuming it does not pinch closed, you can handle much thicker logs by simply running a hand saw (or the bandsaw) down the slot, using the kerf as a guide.

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#3 posted 04-07-2020 08:11 PM

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-- Andy - Seattle USA

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sonnyr

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#4 posted 04-07-2020 08:15 PM

Andybb- Yes i flip it end over end. This accomplishes the 6.5 wide cut.

-- I may be slow, but I'm easy to stop!!!

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sonnyr

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#5 posted 04-07-2020 08:22 PM

splintergroup – I have had some blade pinch, especially in an area where there’s a knot.
I just use the fence as a guide although I have used a kerf guide behind the blade that mounts on the table. I quit using in after it kept getting in the way. I have found that I still maintain good control by just using the fence as a guide.
I do like you idea of using a slot runner.

-- I may be slow, but I'm easy to stop!!!

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#6 posted 04-07-2020 11:47 PM

What materials did you use to make this jig?

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#7 posted 04-08-2020 02:10 AM

Clever solution to resaw small lumber.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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