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Timbuck
05-15-2016, 04:43 AM
I made this new bandsaw fence out of a scrap piece of worktop and MDF
I have been using a large heavy iron angle plate for the job but I was getting a bad back lifting it onto the saw table...Its a magnetic type with rare earth magnets (can't spell neomidium) to hold it down and a simple cam to release it..some one else on the forum here made one a few weeks back but I cant remember who..anyway I thought it was a good idea so now I've got one...I gave it a try out today and got some excellent results...Using my new veneer cutting Tuff bandsaw blade I managed to resaw slices off at .081" (could have got thinner);)thats 7 per inch and the sawn finish is so good that i could put them straight in the bender if I wanted...Here are some pics.
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc143/shiregreenbod/PICT0004_zpsyxbdp6wd.jpg (http://s219.photobucket.com/user/shiregreenbod/media/PICT0004_zpsyxbdp6wd.jpg.html)
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc143/shiregreenbod/PICT0008_zpsioyagkb6.jpg (http://s219.photobucket.com/user/shiregreenbod/media/PICT0008_zpsioyagkb6.jpg.html)
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc143/shiregreenbod/PICT0015_zpsmitvw9up.jpg (http://s219.photobucket.com/user/shiregreenbod/media/PICT0015_zpsmitvw9up.jpg.html)

Timbuck
05-15-2016, 04:44 AM
Here is another pic showing the sawn finish. Micrometer reading .082"...And a short video here https://www.facebook.com/janetmaureen.timms.5/videos/603046189871963/
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc143/shiregreenbod/PICT0018_zps7z2uepw2.jpg (http://s219.photobucket.com/user/shiregreenbod/media/PICT0018_zps7z2uepw2.jpg.html)

lauburu
05-15-2016, 11:15 AM
Looks tremendous. Could you pls put the video on Youtube? I can't access it because FB locks me out.
Miguel

orangeena
05-15-2016, 11:13 PM
Do you have any bandsaw drift to compensate for Ken or is that just a case of setting up the thing properly in the first place?
Max

Timbuck
05-15-2016, 11:37 PM
Do you have any bandsaw drift to compensate for Ken or is that just a case of setting up the thing properly in the first place?
Max. See this video
This Guy is worth watching...Remember you should not ever get drift on a bandsaw, never..if you do it's set up wrong
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGbZqWac0jU

DennisK
05-15-2016, 11:41 PM
Awesome! If you're looking for work, I've got a few things that I'd love to have sliced up on a saw like that :)

Timbuck
05-15-2016, 11:41 PM
Looks tremendous. Could you pls put the video on Youtube? I can't access it because FB locks me out.
Miguel
I'm having problems getting on you tube at the moment..l bought a new computer and lost my password details on the old one..and I've forgotten the password :(

orangeena
05-16-2016, 01:15 AM
Thanks Ken. My cheap bandsaw doesn't have all those adjustments and the thrust bearing is shot and needs replacing. Watching the vid has made me realise the importance of the latter. Also I will readjust to get the blade in the centre of the wheel. That seemed counter-intuitive to a novice so must be right!
Max

Timbuck
05-16-2016, 06:04 AM
Looks tremendous. Could you pls put the video on Youtube? I can't access it because FB locks me out.
Miguel
I've got it sorted now view it here on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I01VqMTBFic

Michael N.
05-16-2016, 11:14 AM
What saw is that? Whatever it is, it's got to be better than mine!

Timbuck
05-16-2016, 11:26 AM
What saw is that? Whatever it is, it's got to be better than mine!
It's this one Michael..http://www.toolstop.co.uk/sip-01489-14-wood-bandsaw-2-speed-240v-p6396

lauburu
05-16-2016, 11:48 AM
I've got it sorted now view it here on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I01VqMTBFic
Thanks Ken. Thanks also for the tip about using the shim.
Miguel

chuck in ny
05-16-2016, 03:17 PM
very impressive finish on the sides your blade must be something special.

Moore Bettah Ukuleles
05-16-2016, 06:24 PM
Impressive stuff. Nice photography too. In your video where you're cutting 12/4 stock, wouldn't it better to reduce the height of your fence to bring the guides closer together? I have a tall fence like yours too but I screw a shorter fence(maybe 4" high) onto the tall fence for cutting shorter stock. The short fence is thick enough to where the top guides will clear it without interference. Good tip on the shim too BTW.

Timbuck
05-16-2016, 10:50 PM
Impressive stuff. Nice photography too. In your video where you're cutting 12/4 stock, wouldn't it better to reduce the height of your fence to bring the guides closer together? I have a tall fence like yours too but I screw a shorter fence(maybe 4" high) onto the tall fence for cutting shorter stock. The short fence is thick enough to where the top guides will clear it without interference. Good tip on the shim too BTW.Yes you're right Chuck....Ill be making a couple of shorter fence pieces later when I find some better material than than the MDF.
*EDIT* Just to keep chuck happy I went back in the worshop and I stuck a 4" high fence on the back side of the 8" fence, and while I was there I got a bit of Maple and a skate bearing and I made one of those thingies that keep the workpiece in place while sawing.;)
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc143/shiregreenbod/PICT0039_zpsmece8rts.jpg (http://s219.photobucket.com/user/shiregreenbod/media/PICT0039_zpsmece8rts.jpg.html)
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc143/shiregreenbod/PICT0043_zpsmmagkvnm.jpg (http://s219.photobucket.com/user/shiregreenbod/media/PICT0043_zpsmmagkvnm.jpg.html)

Moore Bettah Ukuleles
05-17-2016, 09:16 AM
Thanks Ken for making me happy! ;)

Timbuck
05-17-2016, 11:10 AM
Thanks Ken for making me happy! ;)
No problem Chuck....I'm only messing about on jigs and things while I'm waiting for some supplies to arrive in the post then I can get back to the ukes again.

tparse
07-04-2018, 11:26 PM
I just found this video ... another way to look at it.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4k-r5utmU2Q&feature=share

Bob Orr
07-06-2018, 02:30 AM
I used that set up video too Ken and it was like night and day afterwards. I also found that the thin zero clearance base you have makes a big difference to the quality of the cut. Is that the Fastcut blade you have? I have one but have not fitted it yet. Keeping it fresh to resaw some 8inch quarter sawn oak for a 000 guitar. Bob

mvinsel
07-06-2018, 10:27 AM
I agree- very impressive.
You can save pounds of money and hours of time and really get a lot out of a piece of wood. Thank you for providing inspiration and worthy goal and great info!

ChuckBarnett
07-16-2018, 06:11 AM
Hi, Ken. How is your fence held in place? I see a cam but have no idea what it does.

Thanks!

Timbuck
07-16-2018, 06:55 AM
Hi, Ken. How is your fence held in place? I see a cam but have no idea what it does.

Thanks!

There are 8 neomidium magnets embeded in the base and the cam lever is to break the force of the magnets from the cast iron table.
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc143/shiregreenbod/PICT0008_zpsioyagkb6.jpg (http://s219.photobucket.com/user/shiregreenbod/media/PICT0008_zpsioyagkb6.jpg.html)

ChuckBarnett
07-16-2018, 07:19 AM
SLICK!!!

Thanks!!!

Titchtheclown
07-18-2018, 03:52 AM
I just found this video ... another way to look at it.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4k-r5utmU2Q&feature=share

Well I looked at the fancy clamping system and the sled arrangement and I thought to myself, "would that not be easier if I just used a standard fence and cut off my thin bits with the thick bit on the inside? "

Damn straight! I don't even think I need a special wheel or finger board or anything really.

ChuckBarnett
07-18-2018, 06:19 AM
As a nube, I feel vindicated! Found myself wondering the same thing. :-)

Timbuck
07-18-2018, 09:44 AM
but what if you need loads of thin bits..you have to re-set the fence for every cut :)

ChuckBarnett
07-18-2018, 09:52 AM
There you go, thinking production! And here I am trying to get one built. :-) :-)