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I am trying to construct a sled of sorts to be able to rough saw small logs either length wise or "round" through my 18 inch bandsaw without tearing my fingers off. I tried free hand and that was a complete disaster. Any info would be good. Regards........AL
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I am trying to construct a sled of sorts to be able to rough saw small logs either length wise or "round" through my 18 inch bandsaw without tearing my fingers off. I tried free hand and that was a complete disaster. Any info would be good. Regards........AL
Hi Al:

There's a company in Canada called Stockroom Supply. They had a "sled" called "the little ripper" specifically for handling small logs. They don't look to be that difficult to come up with something similar. Check them out at stockroomsupply.com

I hope this helps.

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Ron's right on the money. You need some form of sled to keep the log from turning on you and either clamps or spikes to hold it to the sled.

I once cut some "rounds" from a birch log and it worked but wasn't pretty either. For those I could lag-screw one end to a sled I threw together, just to prevent rolling.

If only I'd had a resaw fence then to control thickness.

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Thanks Ron and Jim...........reckon I can come up with something similiar. Tried once freehand, bent the blade and bits went every where,,,,,,,WONT BE TRYING THAT AGAIN!!.............Regards.....AL
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Thanks Ron and Jim...........reckon I can come up with something similiar. Tried once freehand, bent the blade and bits went every where,,,,,,,WONT BE TRYING THAT AGAIN!!.............Regards.....AL
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I made a resaw sled. I'll have to get a picture of it later today.
Google for band saw sled and several will come up. Basically you are looking for a fence that slides in the miter slot, and also adjusts distance from the blade. Attach the log with screws to the fence.

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Yes Mike, the stockroom sled is along the lines you mention, looking at their photo I can see where your coming from, Regards......AL
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............and, yes Ron, it scared the crap out of me.........AL
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............and, yes Ron, it scared the crap out of me.........AL
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Sorry Ron, hasnt snowed here for a very long time, but the frosts are evil........AL
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