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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.


If you like this project, please check out more than 1,000 shop-proven paper and downloadable woodworking project plans in the WOOD Store.


Comments (12)
Drachengeist wrote:

m.yates71 If you build this jig you can make it do double duty. Say you are slicing 1/4" slices from a thicker board. You set/lock the jig so that it is 1/4" from the left side of the blade and then you can continuously cut even slices without having to fiddle with fine adjustments to the fence on the other side. Just register the board to the jig, snug the fence on the other side and go for it.

5/14/2015 11:13:03 AM Report Abuse
araymond20 wrote:

Interesting Plan!

11/25/2012 07:46:49 PM Report Abuse
whelan353 wrote:

My experience resawing is if the cut is drifting, I can move the blade track to the rear or to the front of the wheels to eliminate the drift. This allows use of the fixed fence. Another cause of drift is I somehow hit the blade with some metal and removed some of the set on one side of the blade.

4/19/2012 01:48:22 PM Report Abuse
ccapenter wrote:

I have a 17" shop fox and i use the adjustment screws on the fence to allow for my tiny drift. Seems to work ok even with my added tall fence jig for larger cuts.

4/19/2012 12:54:32 PM Report Abuse
n9dug wrote:

Right click on the image, save it as gif file then open that file and print

12/23/2011 05:44:02 AM Report Abuse
anonymous wrote:

Another way to save for later printing is to highlite the picture and text and copy. Then paste into a Word document. Then click on the drawing, copy and paste in the same Word document and Save.

12/22/2011 12:51:47 PM Report Abuse
aaron1967 wrote:

I have found that if you will right click on the image,save the image location,then send it to your e mail you open the link and print away,real easy!

11/29/2011 12:00:22 PM Report Abuse
aaron1967 wrote:

I found that if you will right click on the image and save the image location,then send the link to your e mail,open it and print away.

11/29/2011 11:57:39 AM Report Abuse
aaron1967 wrote:

I found that if you will right click over the drawing and save image location,then send image link to your e mail you can open and print it with no problems.

11/29/2011 11:55:55 AM Report Abuse
carbydcutr wrote:

richmond I had same prob. But I could print from my browser "file print" option and it didn't print the offer good luck.

10/25/2011 07:54:51 PM Report Abuse
lyndamike1209599 wrote:

Make the base B wider so you can clamp it to the table once you have it set in place. Also, the spacers for piece A should be slightly thicker than 1/4" so it doesn't bind on the machine screws. The groove in piece B should be correspondingly wider.

5/24/2011 04:11:43 PM Report Abuse
m.yates71 wrote:

I resaw on my table saw,@3/4" sliced in half. I will try this info. Thanks. Anything on a jig for a table saw?

11/18/2010 01:08:34 PM Report Abuse

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