Bandsaw Log Jig - Woodworking Project by Mike40
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Bandsaw Log Jig

This is about the only original jig I have made and perhaps the simplest too. Just a flat board with some wooden wedges hot glued to the board and to the log.

  1. Hot glue wedges onto the flat board and then between the wedges and the log leaving the log edge protruding slightly over the board edge.
  2. Run through the bandsaw with the board laying flat on the bandsaw table first.
  3. Turn the board 90 deg. to run it through a 2nd time to make an adjacent flat side running it through with the board against the saw fence.
  4. Remove the log from the board by knocking off the reusable wedges with a hammer.
  5. Continue slicing up the log running one flat side against the saw fence with the adjacent flat side on the table.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway

That will come handy. I have a peach tree that got severely damage by borers and it’s dying.
I am going to take it down and replace it with a new one.

D you resaw the log green ?

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

Yes Abbas, the log shown in the photos is green. It’s a good idea to put a thin platter on your saw table if you can before you start cutting otherwise you will have clean up the table afterward.

One of the nice things about this jig is that it is easy to store since it is flat, or alternatively not store it at all and just use another board next time. It is a good idea to have the edge against the fence jointed so it runs true through the cut.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway

Thanks Mike!

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

I’ve been researching different ways to mill cedar logs. A friend of mine had a perfectly healthy southern red cedar cut down and I had the tree cutters leave the main of the tree whole. I cut it into 12’ sections. Imo cut and dry and I’ll post you some pictures .

Simple and totally functional ,good design.

-- woodworking classes, custom furniture maker

Thanks Jim. It is a half stolen, half mine idea. I guess I could call it evolutionary, lol.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway