Band Saw Flat Log Cutting Jig / Gabarit de coupe de bûches plates pour scie à ruban

Ce gabarit quasi essentiel est très simple à réaliser avec une chute de Mélamine (aggloméré laminé), un gros goujon (tourillon) comme poignée, un patin aux dimensions de la rainure de la table de la scie et en option, un tapis antidérapant de skateboard.

This almost essential jig is simple to make with a Melamine (laminated presswood) scrap, a large dowel as handle, a runner to fit the saw table slot and an optional skateboard antiskid mat.


Une fois le côté plat de la bûche déposé sur le gabarit, un coin peut-être requis (flèche) pour la stabiliser.

Once the flat side of a log dropped on the jig, a wedge (arrow) may be required to stabilize it.


Je coupe une extrémité par tranche pour éliminer les fissures visibles et/ou invisibles.

I crosscut slices on one end to get rid of visible and/or invisible cracks.


Je coupe l’autre extrémité selon la largeur de la bûche.

En passant, la jonction de ces branches devraient rehausser le grain du bois. On verra bien.

I cut the other end according to the width of the log.

By the way, those branch junctions should enhance the wood grain. We’ll see.


Cette extrémité étant plate, la coupe du périmètre fut plus facile et sécuritaire à la scie à ruban et la stabilité est assurée sur ce plateau de montage.

This end being flat, the perimeter cut was safer and easier to make on the band saw and stability is assured on that faceplate.



Sur le foret, ici l’aimant terre-rare (flèche) me sert de jauge de profondeur.

On the drill bit, here the rare-earth magnet (arrow) acts as a depth.




Un autre beau produit de Mère Nature.

Another wonderful product from Mother Nature.






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11 Responses to Band Saw Flat Log Cutting Jig / Gabarit de coupe de bûches plates pour scie à ruban

  1. luiessir says:

    ¡Hermosa pieza torneada Sergio!.

  2. zetuskid says:

    Great big bowl and you are right about those handy jugs. They make the undoable doable and easier. I like that idea and I am going to see if I can make me one. Thanks for sharing!
    Claude

    • Serge says:

      Claude, if you’re talking about my dry-sand-filled jugs, I can’t believe you would need one only. By the way, I got my empty jugs from the gaz station around the corner, where everyone in winter need windshield washer liquid.
      After a second thought, I think you meant jigs and not jugs ! Sorry. 😦
      Best,
      Serge

  3. zetuskid says:

    Oh, by the way, was the log I. The beginning completely flat on the underside when you started? You skipped some steps in the pictures and couldn’t tell if it was completely flat when you first started.
    Claude

    • Serge says:

      This was a firewood log and was split by a power log splitter, therefore not completely flat, reason why I added the wedge shown by the arrow. Finally I didn’t see a need for a log to be turn having a completely flat side.
      Best,
      Serge

  4. Mark Butler says:

    Serge, another beautiful bowl. I think the skateboard antiskid mat is a good idea to help stabilize the log. After reading yout tip about skateboard antiskid mat a year or two ago I replaced the sandpaper I had on my mitre fence with it and I was very pleased with the results. It has much more friction than sandpaper and is much more durable.
    Cheers Mark

    • Serge says:

      Hi Mark. I remember you telling me you made that purchase after seing mine. Prove that I run this blog for nothing ! 🙂
      Best,
      Serge

  5. Kerry Wargo says:

    Beautiful grain in this log. Beautiful work!

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