Cross-cut bandsaw sled

Discussion in 'Tutorials and Tips' started by Col Smith, Sep 28, 2013.

  1. Col Smith

    Col Smith

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    G'day all,

    Have seen several threads for ripping logs on a bandsaw, but only a couple on cross-cutting logs.

    Has anyone made a sled, or seen plans for one ?

    Any advice would be appreciated

    Col
     
  2. john lucas

    john lucas

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    I have a very simple one. It is a flat board that has a small strip attached to the bottom to run in the miter groove. Then I have 2 boards on top of the flat one mounted in a V. The log sits in the V. Never cut a round long across it on the bandsaw without some sort of jig. It can roll on you and cause really dangerous problems.
     
  3. Simple Sled

    Try this one. Sled has a rail that slides in miter slot. Strap is attached to opposite side of sled same as that shown in picture. Simple. Cheap. - John
     

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  4. john lucas

    john lucas

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    Excellent John. I think a combination of the two things would be the best. When you put an odd shaped piece on the sled with the V you can put wedges under it to keep it from rolling. The strap would further secure it especially for those really odd shaped ones. I may have to modify mine this week to incorporate that concept.
     

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