Bandsaw Template Thingie Query

Hello all -
Well, I've gotten more WW done in the shop in the last 3 days than I have in the last month. I have the General 350 set up and it's HUMMIN'! Boy oh boy! I am making a cuppla cradles and a mess o' small boxes.... SWMBO finally is doing some scroll sawing and has been chuffed at her efforts so far. This morning she asked me if I had an extra shop apron. MY kinda gal!.....
My question... I have several curved parts that I'd like to cut out with a template, and I know that it can be done on the bandsaw. I saw something *somewhere* with a pin or some such that was near the BS blade, IIRC, that the template rode against, making for a more consistant cut. I can do the parts freehand, but would like to speed things up.
I am sure that there's something available somewhere, but I am kinda hoping for "sooner and cheaper" read: home built.... Do you have a plan or ideas on how this is set up.
Thanks in advance!
John Moorhead
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john moorhead wrote:
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Take a look at the "bandsaw duplicator" available at Lee Valley Tools. http://www.leevalley.com/wood/page.asp?page0053&category=1%2C41036&SID=&ccurrency=2
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wrote:

Too bad it doesn't work with Carter roller guides... you listening, Rob?
-- Doug Miller (alphageek at milmac dot com)
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John, The thingie is called a table pin or a start pin. I have a hole in the shaper table to screw one in. Presumably a router table would also have such an accomodation. Don't exist on either bandsaw. Might be handy on a bandsaw for your application, but you probably have to build an auxiliary table with a hole for a dowel that would sit atop all or part of your current table.
[hogwash mode] That said, John, my boy, you have got to cheer down. They're gonna put you in the state home for the criminally happy. [hogwash off]
Keep up the good work.     mahalo,     jo4hn
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On Sat, 13 Dec 2003 19:04:19 GMT, "john moorhead"

I recently saw what you are looking for on someone's web site. Just a small piece of wood clamped to the upper guide with a pin pointing down to follow a pattern or something like that. But for the life of me I can't seem to locate it now. Maybe I saw it on one of the bandsaw guru's web sites.
John, in Minneasota
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