Better resawing with a zero-clearance surface
When resawing narrow or especially thin pieces on the bandsaw, such as inlay banding, they can be grabbed by the blade and pulled toward an unstable or chewed-up blade insert, possibly ruining the cut. To fix that situation, and provide better overall workpiece support, glue together at a right angle two pieces of 3⁄4 " plywood or other sturdy and flat sheetgood scrap. Feed this fixture into the blade, stopping at about its midpoint. Then clamp it to the bandsaw table. In addition to providing zero-clearance support, the auxiliary worksurface verifies the thickness of cut before putting sometimes-expensive wood through the blade.
—Chuck Lickwar, Brazoria, Texas