Introduction: Bandsaw Sled to Cut Slices

About: Hi my name is David, I like to make things out of Wood, also like to take things apart and fixed them.

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


Measuring Tape

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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