Log milling fixture for bandsaw

Yes another wood post…

Devised a fixture for cutting lumber on the bandsaw.  Built it last week and finished when the t-slots arrived yesterday.  Its basically a table that attaches to the band saw, with a sled that runs in a groove, and a fence that clamps and indexes the log on the sled.

Made a different fence to start, but the last minute brainstorm of a pipe clamp fence really works well.  The other fence will work better for thin slices.

Tested it on a mulberry log, then went on to a medium cherry log.  Put on a new blade and the thing works really well.  

Now I guess I’ll have to figure out better wood storage and possibly a small drying kiln, because my dad and I are gonna rip through all that downed timber that we cut up a couple weeks ago.


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