A typical bandsaw fence isn’t tall enough to provide good resawing support, and yet its height can get in the way of the upper guides when cutting thin stock.

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A typical bandsaw fence isn't tall enough to provide good resawing support, and yet its height can get in the way of the upper guides when cutting thin stock. For a remedy I made this two-piece fence from 12 " plywood. Bolt one half to the saw's fence. Attach the movable half in the vertical (resawing) position by making use of the brass pins and rare-earth magnet. The pins alone hold it in the down position.

The dimensions of the add-on fences make it easy to still use the saw's fence scale: Simply add 1" when resawing and 6" when cutting with the fence in the down position. Cut the movable fence 12 " longer than the fixed fence on each end, and apply wax to the pins for easy removal.
—Father Chrysanthos, Etna, Calif.