Introduction: Bandsaw Sled to Cut Slices
In this Instructable, I will show you how i made a Bandsaw sled to cut log slices.
Please do not cut logs freehand, I lost a good bandsaw blade, but got lucky and didn't get hurt.
You will need the following: Plywood ( I had some scrap pieces laying around)
Plywood ( I used on 1 piece 15" wide x 41" long, 2 pieces 7 1/4" wide x 41" long, 1 piece 26" long x 11" wide)
1 piece of Hard wood ( I used White Oak ), ripped down to 3/8" x 3/4" to fit your T-slot
2 Lawnmower wheels
Bolts to fit the wheels
Drill and drill bits
Table Router and Router bits
Tablesaw or Circular Saw
Step 1: Do Not Try This
I first tried to free hand cutting on the Bandsaw, DO NOT TRY THIS
I was lucky, I didn't get hurt and only ruin a bandsaw blade, that is when I decided to build this sled.
Step 2: Step 1
I had some plywood laying around the shop, It was 15" wide and 41" long, I used it for base, then ripped down a couple of pieces, 7 1/4" wide x 41" long. Also ripped another piece 26" long x 11" wide. From the scraps left over, I made the angle pieces.
Then I drill and countersink the holes for attaching to the angle bracing.
Step 3: Step 2
I then ripped down a piece of White Oak to fit my T-slot on the Bandsaw. Note you can used any type of wood for this, But a hardwood is preferred. I attached it to the board that was ripped down to 26" long x 11" wide, with glue and screws, as shown in the pictures.
Note make sure that your wood piece fits the T-slot just right, its better to make the piece a little bigger and sand down to fit.
Step 4: Step 3
I then drill some holes on the bottom side and used a counter sink bit. This is to attach it to the base.
Step 5: Step 4
Now I used a level, to put the rest together.
Step 6: Step 5
Now drill some holes for the lawn mower wheels, and bolt them on. I also used my Table Router to make some slots.
Step 7: Log Cutting Time
Now we can cut logs, without hurting ourselves. Hope you liked this Instructable.
Note Please don't cut Free Hand like I did at first, I got lucky, and only hurt a Bandsaw blade.
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