Vee Block for Resawing
I have had only mixed results using a rip fence on a band saw for resawing wood. Unless the blade teeth are perfectly set and sharpened, the blade tends to drift even though the board is firmly held against the fence. This drifting can cause the wood to bind and will leave a wavy surface.
The blade’s tendency to drift can be sidestepped by using a vee-edged block attached to the band saw table, as in the drawing. The block is located so that its rounded point is even with the toothed edge of the blade, and at the desired thickness of board from the blade. The block must be carefully made so that the radius at the vee is square to the face of the blade.
To use this approach the board to be resawed is scribed along its edge at the desired thickness. The vee-block provides a…