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Thanks to Lumberjock Bob#2 I now have a ReSaw sled for my band saw. I sort of copied his design from this site and have to say it works like a champ. After I made the first cut on several pieces of diferent lengths and then I swithced to a tall fence to cut individaul slabs or boards. I have a bunch oak and ash from my yard that I will be turning into some nice useable lumber. As you can see I was pushing this saw to the limit but she made it through quite impressively. One thing I will mention, this stuff is HEAVY! I cant wait to find ome nice smaller peices of something else.

Thanks bob #2 for the idea/inspiration.

Jeff - Grapevine, Texas

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Nice sled. Did you have any problems with blade drift at all?
 

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It turned out Great Jeff.
I know what you mean about heavy timber.
I eventully had to build an extension on my outfeed with a leg to the ground to keep it from tipping the saw on extended pieces.

Try a wood slicer blade from Highland hardware when you get the chance.

Bob
 

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This is a nice sled. I have one of these on my to do list and some cherry logs that have been sitting in my shop for about a year waiting to be resawn into planks. Thanks for the inspiration.
 

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Excellent!!! I added it to my favorites. Now to get the plywood. ;-)
 

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Thanks for the comments. I made this from scrap wood lying around, like a lot of jigs I make, their not pretty but they work!

Max, as far as drift, whenever I make a blade change, I center the blade on the wheel and then make a test cut to see how much drift is there. Using the wheel angle adjuster (Blade center)I make small changes to the location of the blade in relation to the canter of the wheel. Either forward or backward (you'll have to experiment a little) this eliminates the drift and using a funky angle on the fence. It takes longer to set up but I prefer this method.
 

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Very nice!

One of these is still on my list.

That sounds like neat solution for blade drift.
 

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This is great, I need one of these. Favorited.
 

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This great, it is funny cause I was thinking earlier today that I need to get started on a project like this for my bandsaw from the August 2000 issue 81 American Woodworker magazine because I need to cut some big material for inlays and also I wanted the option to resaw manageable sections of logs. This one you did looks much more stout. Anyway I can please persuade you and Bob to do a step by step blog :) I really want to do this project….I have had two 3/4 inch Timberwolf blades collecting dust for too long :)

Anyway, Nice job!!
 

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Nice Project!
 

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Grapevine,
Great job on the jig. It sure is funny how heavy wood is. Imagine if you were trying to cut something like Bloodwood or Ebony which is much denser and heavier. Whew! Makes you appreciate pine a little more huh?

I'm thinking that a scaled down version of this sled will work just fine on smaller logs on my 9" band saw.

Thanks for the post,
 

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very nice…I will be making one tomorrow…
 

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So that's how to get rid of drift!

Thanks.

Lee
 

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Nice job ! : )
 
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