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Real Home Grown Lumber

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I finally got around to building a log sled - one of the main reasons for having a bandsaw. Log sled allows me to firmly hold the log in position and slide straight along the mitre gauge slot.Log sled allows me to firmly hold the log in position and slide straight along the mitre gauge slot. The body of the sled is 3/4" plywood with a few t-tracks routed in to allow the fence and clamps to be easily adjusted. I ground the holder bolts to a point and they hold large logs steady after a few turns into the green wood. A strip of oak glued onto the bottom rides easily in the mitre gauge slot on the bandsaw table. Lauren's parents kindly let us take what we wanted from a felled birch. Log sled in action Once two straight edges are established, the rest of the milling is done against the bandsaw fence. This lumber will be ready in about a year. I think the lighter planks are from a piece of poplar.
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