Bandsaw Resawing Guide
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Bandsaw Resawing Guide

This resawing guide lets you correct for blade drift, and you can build it from parts you probably have lying around your shop.

Bandsaw Resawing Guide

Bandsaw Resawing Guide

This resawing guide lets you correct for blade drift, and you can build it from parts you probably have lying around your shop.

After struggling with his bandsaw fence, blocks, clamps, and a resaw guide, WOODŽ magazine reader John Hodges of Kaufman, Texas, decided to design his own bandsaw resawing guide. You can build one just like it by gathering up some scrap stock and following the illustrations below.

To use this guide, first mark a line along the top edge of the piece to be resawn. Adjust the center portion of the jig (A) until the bandsaw blade aligns with the marked line on the wood. Tighten the wing nuts that hold A securely to B. Tighten the wing nut in part C to secure it in the miter-gauge slot.

Because few bandsaw blades track perfectly straight (making a fence almost useless for resawing), the curved end of part A allows you to steer the board into the bandsaw blade and make adjustments to follow your marked line. We recommend using a 1/2"- to 3/4"-wide skip-tooth or hook-tooth blade for cleaner cuts. And, always use a pushstick for safety when resawing on a bandsaw.


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