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Looks good dudeman, those small resaw sleds can really make for a neat pile of wood that a guy finds in the weirdest of places. Or your not "commercially" available stuff like fruitwoods and interesting yard tree scraps. Great for small projects indeed. Have fun and good luck treasure hunting.
 

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That does look like a great setup. How does the band saw hold up to resawing a log like that. I have an G0555 also and am thinking about the riser block and resawing. As Darren said for those interesting tree scraps and such.

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ive gotta make some kinda auxilary table like that for mine i think, i really enjoy resawing on it.

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That does look like a great setup. How does the band saw hold up to resawing a log like that. I have an G0555 also and am thinking about the riser block and resawing. As Darren said for those interesting tree scraps and such.

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before i snagged my minimax mm16 i had a G0555 for a lil while, i added the riserblock, and a "woodslicer" blade,man did that thing cut effortlessly. i'd definitely recommend the riser, if i had room to keep both i would have,
 

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So far I've cut up to 8 inch height of seasoned walnut. The G0555 showed no noticeable slowdown at all. I'm using the faster of the two speeds available on the saw. There is a world of difference bet. the stock blade and the TimberWolf I'm now using. The extension table serves two purposes. It supports much of the weight of the log, and it provides a smooth
surface for the rollers. In addition, I didn't want to have to focus on balancing the setup while
making a cut. I was able to push 8 inches through with one hand.
 

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I seen that you have a strip of wood under neath. What is that riding against. When I saw it , it answered how did you keep it straight. But I am not seeing where you have that riding in a slot or anything.

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I looked your pics again and realized where I missed it. I am seeing where you are using the miter slot. I was thinking about selling my g0555 to get a larger one for I didn't know how the G0555 would hold up to re sawing. But you have changed my mind I am going to hold on to that one, and invest in the riser block etc. Do you mind if some of your ideas are copied on this?

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Feel free to copy, I assumed that was the idea behind the forum.
The table is 48" long. A full 30" log will force
the first/last wheel off the table. I didn't have material to make a longer one. You might consider a 60" table. That would keep all 4 wheels on board for the entire stroke.

Very soon I will place up there an 11" green piece of ASH. My blade is
rated to cut green wood. This will be a serious test for the saw and the sled. I will let you know how it goes
 

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After work today I thought I'd take my set-up to the limit. The following pics show a wet, green, 11 1/2 inch Ash log before and after running it through my resaw sled.
My impression is as follows: The G0555 was certainly able to
handle this cut. I did blow one fuse, but understand my saw is on a 15amp circuit which also powers 6 halogens in my kitchen. The saw
made no straining sounds which would have forced me to back off.
Time to cut was under 4 minutes. The cut didn't wander. I really had to be gentle and patient pushing it through, since my blade is so aggressive, it felt the blade wanted to bite off more than my fuse would allow. I believe the saw did a good job at it's maximum cut.
 

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Feel free to copy, I assumed that was the idea behind the forum.
:yes:, yeppers.

Nice, even green, ash is hard ripping wood. One suggestion if I may. If anyone finds some fresh cut chucks like this (firewood lengths) it is best to endseal them to stop those nasty checks...much higher yield. Anchorseal, the "old timers" used wax, in a pinch 2-3 coats of exterior latex paint will at least be better than nothing.
 

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Nice job on the sled. Very innovative. I have that on my project list. I have about 40 logs to saw up. I could definitely get some use out of that. Just curious, do you live in a cold climate? If so, you need to insulate that garage door. Even in a warm climate, the steel pan doors like yours operate a lot quieter with the insulation in them. One of the local garage door shops I deal with sells a kit to insulate their doors which looks like yours. They consist of styrofoam insulation panels that have to be bowed slightly to fit into the space. Then there are some plastic channels that snap in to keep everything looking nice. Also, the inside surface of the panel has a vinyl, textured surface adhered to it for easy cleaning and puncture resistance.
Mike Hawkins:smile:
 

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resawing height - bandsaw modifications

I've been looking for a bandsaw to use for resawing boards, to achieve bookmatching. My search brought me to your post, which then sent me to find your bandsaw, the Grizzly G0555.

According to the Grizzly website, the maximum cutting height for the bandsaw is 6", yet here you are, skillfully cutting through a log that is nearly twice that diameter.

Obviously, you made some modifications. The saw looks much different (parts missing?).

What modifications did you make?

That saw is very reasonably priced, especially if I can resaw and bookmatch!

Thank you!
David Labens
San Antonio, TX
 

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Dudeman, What size blade do you have on there? I use a 3/4" with a 3tpi on mine and it works great. I made a sled for mine but it needs to be bigger.You have a great setup.I may expand mine later. I have a few other projects going on now.

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Nice work there dudeman!

On a slightly larger scale, and my dream set-up:
http://www.woodworkingtalk.com/f26/cheap-sawmill-9589/
However I'm not there yet!:no: My own sled uses a roller approach as well and for the occasional use I need, it works well. There is a cleat on the bottom side of the plywood that rides against the right hand edge of the saw table for a guide. You have to press the sled in toward the blade to keep the the cleat against the saw table and the saw cutting straight. It's a basic approach where the main idea is to support the weight of the log or cant and second, to be able to cut a straight slab off.:yes: bill
 

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According to the Grizzly website, the maximum cutting height for the bandsaw is 6", yet here you are, skillfully cutting through a log that is nearly twice that diameter.

Obviously, you made some modifications. The saw looks much different (parts missing?).

What modifications did you make?

The G0555 is a good saw. The modifications he made was to buy the riser kit from Grizzly. It comes with everything you need and is only $70 bucks

Too cool! Where is the best place (read cheapest) to buy the riser kit for the saw? And what components specifically does it come with?
I'd say your best bet is to just get the Grizz... it is pretty cheap and has all the parts you need.

http://www.grizzly.com/products/6-Extension-Block-Kit/H3051

Dudeman, What size blade do you have on there? I use a 3/4"
considering the cut, I'd say he must be using a 3/4", which is the largest the G0555 is supposed to be able to handle
 
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