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Resaw Project

This "platform" allows for very quick re-sawing of boards, quarters, and small remnants, ect.
I found a piece of MDF that was part of a cabinet I tore apart.
It had a fairly slick surface, which I choose to use for the bed of the re-saw platform.
I used two remnant straight hardwood squares
to make the side rails/fence for the bed of the platform. I cut out equal sized rabbets
with a table saw in each square, which the MDF board rest in,
with the rail sides protruding 3/16" higher than the surface of the MDF bed.
The rails keep the MDF board straight/stiff and act as a small "fence". I glued and fastened the rails
via drywall screws through the sides of the rails, and into the side of the MDF board/bed.(drill holes for screws)
Once the re-saw platform is completed
it is installed across two bunks, and secured in place via two screw dogs
that press the re-saw platform up against two log stops, while the platform rails
rests flush and squarely on the bunks.
The saw carriage/blade is positioned over the center of the re-saw platform,
and made stationary/secured via C-clamps and blocks positioned
front and rear of the saw carriage wheels. The blade height is adjusted for desired board thickness.
One must make some push blocks, similar to those used to push boards on a table saw, so a persons hand is no where
near the blade when pushing the lumber, quarters, ect. through the blade.
You should have at least one straight edge on the lumber, quarter, etc.
which is held up against the fence and bed securely, as you pass the board/quarters
past the blade. In the example pics, I re-sawed a toss out piece of sycamore
into 1/4" thickness boards. The boards were 3' foot long. I was able to saw
3 boards in less than one minute. It sure beat re-sawing them on my 14" Delta verticle bandsaw
I made several of these platforms of various lengths
On one platform I notched out the rails in the center, so the blade could drop another 1/8"
to cut accurate veneer strips.

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