Finally found some shop time and decided I should try another attempt at resawing a few logs I’ve picked up over the last year or so. I had a chunk of osage orange that I had previously worked on, and it went pretty well. The other log was a different story…not sure what kind of tree it’s from, but it is fairly heavy. It started out about 12 inches in diameter and 24 inches long. So as to not mess it up, I hand sawed it lengthwise through the center. I have been trying to decide what method to use to cut these into slabs, and finally decided on a tall shop-made fence and a flat sled that rides in the miter slot. I am able to adjust for drift with the fence, and shim the log on the sled to keep things aligned. Anyway, it worked pretty well, and all slabs ended up a consistent thickness….about 3/4”. I’m pretty happy….also ended up with a couple OK bookmatched pieces of the unknown log. If anyone has any ideas on what type of wood this is, I’d love to know.
-- Measuring twice and cutting once only works if you read the tape correctly!