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Hi Blake there are always situation tht might need a different jig but this on one is doing about 9% of what I need right now. You may have to put a wedge under you table on the 14" saw as the logs will want ot move the table off square
 

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KB, where I live its drier than a popcorn fart for 5 months of the year so we have atendency to air dry local cut logs. I fully agree that material "moved in" should be kiln dried to set the lignins.
Is that what you were asking?

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bob kb here i must be mistaken about this thing kiln dry. around here we all kiln dry our wood which where i live we have about 90% of all the different species that we would woodwork with. no exodict woods. like i have said we have been told to kiln dry all wood not just air dry. like i stated here in the midwest we go for 12% moisture if you live a dry part you may kild dry wood to 24% or wet part of usa 6% moisture. i have made furniture from air dry wood from local trees and have a lot of problems with it taking on moisture or not having enough but if i kiln dry the wood it does not take on moisture or does it dry out. one of my fellow woodworking buddys built a home made kiln that he can kiln dry abou 500 bd ft at a time. its not a big cost to do so kiln is about 4'high 4' wide and 12 'long. and like green oak in a log is about free around here some get blown over or some one wants a tree removed. and kild dry red oak here at a lumber YARD is about $6.00 bd ft kb
 

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Spotless sled. Thanks for sharing.
 

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Great jigs Bob. just happened to find you on roll the dice. Lucky I did.
 

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Hi Grump.
Glad this stuf can help you.
We are getting so big electoronically that we probably need a bubble sort index like Google now.
Theres' a wealth of info here if you can just find it.
 

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Many thanks for posting AND the extra hints and tips. I will be buying a 12" bandsaw in the near future so very useful.

What is your min reconmended motor size for this type of work?
 

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Good morning Yettiman:
Glad you liked my bandsaw sled blog.
I started witha 14" band saw with a 1/2 hp motor and made a similar device to the one shown to slice up small logs up to 8" wide. Beyond that, the little motor had trouble and the cuts were difficult.
I used a 3 tooth x 1/2" saw blade for that machine to resaw.
I have move up to an 18" now with a 2hp motor so I can cut up to 12" slabs without difficulty.
If I were just starting like you I would look for a decent bandsaw with a 3/4 hp engine .
Also make sure that the saw you buy will accomodate a riser block should you want to cut wider stock in the future.

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Many Many thanks Bob, REALLY appreciate the advice.

I have the chance to get some wood in the round from a local famer, so am hoping this will be a workable process. Guess I am looking at 6" - 9" pieces, with the possiblity of the odd piece (2 - 3 times a year) of up to 10". I could always reduce some of the wastage with a chainsaw before bringing into the shop, this will keep some of the weight down.
 

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The small logs can yeild some interesting grain so don't be shy about accepting them.
The worst fate is only a fireplace away. <g>
Once you get resawing undr control youwill see real savings in fancy wood purchases.
Dont overlook crotchwood that turner love. Makes for gret trades.

Bob
 

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Bob, this is great. Thanks for the ideas. I've got 30 acres of all varieties of oak and hickory, and they are wasting away on the forest floor and in my fireplace. I'd like to have a mill, but too much $$. I'm getting ready to buy a Rikon bandsaw, so I'll be building your sled in the month or so to come. THANK YOU VERY MUCH for the post…

Steve
 

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Always glad to share Steve.

Bob
 

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way cool Bob !

Where did you find the led light ?
 

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Hi Dan: the light ws from one of those import stores for a buck
I got half a dozen for thsi and that.
They are really quite handy.

Bob
 

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what size blade did you use. i have a 14 inch bandsaw. think i will try this.
 

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Hi Dion:
I had a 14" band saw before this and I used a 1/2" blade 3 TPI . It's slow going with a fractional motor.
Mine had a 3/4.
If you take your time and get a good blade you can do it however.

Bob
 

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Great pictures that you took.
 

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Great. Highland Hardware sells blades for wet wood. I'm a turner and I use these blades - 3/8", 3 tpi, specially made for wet wood. After the wood is dry, I like to use their Wood Slicer resaw blades. Their website is http://www.highlandwoodworking.com/woodturners-bandsawblade.aspx

I slice a lot of logs - I think I'll make this jig. (You don't want to know how I've been doing it!)
 

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I'm going to try one of those blades with my next order to Highland.
Thanks for the tip.

Bob
 

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dam you keep coming up with things i have to make. well keeps my brain from overheating
 
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