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I had a need to build a sled for my band saw to cut up billets of Ebony wood, this is what I came up with after viewing several web pages on the subject on LJ (thank you all who posted your band saw Projects it was a big help in designing this one) and other website on the web. This billet of ebony is 58" long and weighs 79 pounds. Shown is the first cut after that I flip the wood over flat side down and cut the wood square then from there is just a bunch of fence cuts to 5/4's and eventually sticks that are 5/4's Square. Once that is done the wood will be ready to make walking cane shafts, which manufacturing walking canes is what I do for a living.
Thanks again for all the information I taken from this site you guys have been very helpful.
Scott Prevost

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great job looks like it'll be helpful for a long time
 

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That is a nice table you made. It looks like it really will hold up well and do a great job for you too.
 

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What kind of ebony is that and where did you get it?
I don't think I've seen a piece that black that big.

BTW, very nice milling setup.
 

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Nice design and well made sled/table. The canes on your site are beautiful.

Welcome to lJ.
 

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Thank you for the comments, I appriecate them. Shipwright, the ebony is Gabon Ebony and came from Eden Saw in Port Townsend, WA.
Scott
 

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Scott;

You have a great design. Hope you don't mind I copy it for a similar project I have coming up. Hope you can share more pictures of your sled.

Thanks for sharing.
 

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Great design, I may also copy it for a future project. Thanks for posting
 

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A good looking setup for resawing ! Like Paul, I was surprised to see an ebony plank that big !
 

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Here are a couple pictures of the sled ends. The sled it self is made from two sheet on 3/4" plywood laminated together 72" long by 12" wide, I used two because after the dados for the t slot (from Kreg) that didnt leave much wood left to support 79 pounds of wood on it, One piece of one inch plywood would have worked but I didnt have that to use. What holds the wood in place is a 5/16" all thread sharpened on one end a couple nuts jamed toegther on the other end to drive it into the wood with and used some t nuts and mounted them in the board to create the threads.
 

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Thanks Scott.
 

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your bandsaw has the triforce on it, that's pretty awesome. nice table too :)
 

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man - you have too much ebony! drop me a line and i'll give you my address to mail some.
 

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That is very nice. Both of them….........
 

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I have rigged something only VAGUELY similar. I use a dadoed piece of ply with a lip clamped to a couple of roller stands (rollers blocked so they don't move around) lined up to the stock table, and then just a plain old piece of ply with a runner, and a series of wedges hot glued. in place. Rip one edge flat, flip run it 90 degrees and mill it flat, then run it off of the fence the rest of the way… Nowhere near as pretty as your build for sure!

I am thinking I want to build more secure extensions for future use. Probably steal some ideas here…

I have to ask since I don't see many others out there. Is that a Northern Indistrial drill press in that photo I see as well?
 

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You could make tons of walking canes with your creation. I would like to see your canes but I could not see the link.
 

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wow that's great ,you can really handle some good size material with that set up.
 
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