miraclechicken Posted December 12, 2014 Share Posted December 12, 2014 This challenge is right up my alley! I love building jigs, fixtures and tools. Ever since I brought home the little cherry tree that my neighbor cut down (so sad) I realized I could mill down my own little boards. The first log mill I dreamed up was in 1993 for the table saw. This is the front. Two nails filed to points pinch the piece of log. The blocks slide to accommodate how ever big your log is. It rides in the miter slot. This is the back. The fence slides to cut off a new piece. This isn't accurate to get uniform pieces but it'll re-saw for you plus it was a long time ago... And here it is with a log ready to be cut. This is the cherry tree. ------------------------------------------------- Fast forward to nowadays, and I made this log mill for my band saw. My dedicated re-saw band saw is wonderful old Shopmaster 1940's saw. Highland Woodworking custom made me a "Woodslicer" blade for it. I love this company. I also love old tools. This saw is in good company, I have a 1937 Walker Turner scroll saw, a '50's Craftsman scroll saw. Anyhow this mill also rides in the miter slot. Here is the front and back. I put a series of holes to accommodate the log size and put a non slip grip. Then you can tighten it down. The back shows the sliding fence. This picture shows it mounted on the saw, and then with the log in place. The idea here is to get two square sides to run along your re-saw fence on the saw. And last, here it is cutting the log down. This one gives you the same thickness, no re-adjusting like the old one. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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