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Matthew Agate #3: Re-Saw

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Blog entry by MichaelAgate posted 03-17-2013 10:05 PM 1157 reads 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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We were out in the workshop today. With the weather warming very slightly we are getting out there more and more. This is a quick video of Matthew resawing some Red Spruce. Trying to get a little practice in for when we get on to the more expensive stuff.

-- Michael and Matthew



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Handtooler

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#1 posted 03-18-2013 12:34 AM

Well done young man! But, half way through your cut hand was in such a position straddling the blade area between your thumb and the rest of the fingers, should the blade have exited the re-saw for some reason it might have entered the web of your hand. Be mindful of your positions and expect the worst. Your saw is obviously set up great! Your work really looks nice. That book match would be nice for you to save and use on a project. Hope you saved it and the next 1/4” you cut in practice for a set. So glade you are in the shop learning so well.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@msn.com

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#2 posted 03-18-2013 01:41 AM

Thanks Handtooler. Yeah, we need to pick up a push block for resawing.

-- Michael and Matthew

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gfadvm

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#3 posted 03-18-2013 01:53 AM

Michael, I use a length of 2×6 with a cleat glued to the heel end where Matthew was using his right hand. It keeps the workpiece against the fence and serves as a push block as well. With his smaller hands, I would glue a handle on the side away from the workpiece.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#4 posted 03-18-2013 02:04 AM

gfadvm – Wonderful idea. Thanks kindly. We will make one!

-- Michael and Matthew

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gfadvm

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#5 posted 03-18-2013 03:22 AM

Hope my description was adequate. I could do a pic if you need it. My 2×6 is about 10” long, the cleat is 1” square x 5 1/2” tall, the handle to fit Matthew’s hand.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#6 posted 03-18-2013 04:16 AM

No worries gfadvm, I could visualize it from your post. :)

-- Michael and Matthew

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A Slice of Wood Workshop

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#7 posted 03-18-2013 01:15 PM

Awesome job on the resaw. Did you chop up that log yourself to get it in that beginning piece?

-- Tim- http://www.asliceofwoodworkshop.com; Twitter-@asliceofwood; Facebook-http://www.facebook.com/asliceofwood

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#8 posted 03-18-2013 01:18 PM

Charles – Yes, this started out as a 13” Diameter log, was quite large. I had to bring it down to a size manageable for Matthew to use. :)

-- Michael and Matthew

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A Slice of Wood Workshop

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#9 posted 03-18-2013 01:25 PM

How did you get it down to its size?

-- Tim- http://www.asliceofwoodworkshop.com; Twitter-@asliceofwood; Facebook-http://www.facebook.com/asliceofwood

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#10 posted 03-18-2013 01:30 PM

There are a couple of ways to do this. I basically snapped a chalk line on the log about 3” in then free handed the first cut. This then gave me a flat bottom. Next, I did the same for one of the sides. Now I have 2 sides 90 degrees of each other. The next cut rides against the fence of the saw, this is now 3 cuts. Flip the log one more time for the last rounded end and run the square side against the fence and then we had one massive about 10” x 10” I cut a chunk of that block for Matthew and he began his resawing. :)

-- Michael and Matthew

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A Slice of Wood Workshop

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#11 posted 03-18-2013 01:42 PM

Ok. I didn’t know if you had a jig/log holder to ride in the miter slot of the bandsaw to cut it down, or if you did it by hand. Very awesome work. A bandsaw is the one powertool I wish I had in the shop, for this purpose (resawing).

-- Tim- http://www.asliceofwoodworkshop.com; Twitter-@asliceofwood; Facebook-http://www.facebook.com/asliceofwood

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#12 posted 03-18-2013 01:45 PM

Charles, I have been woodworking quite awhile and this is the first bandsaw we have ever had. Your mention of a jig that to support the log is another way of doing it for sure….. BTW. I just realized who you are. lol. Tim, Love your name “The Head Charles”

-- Michael and Matthew

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A Slice of Wood Workshop

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#13 posted 03-18-2013 01:58 PM

Haha, it’s ok. Everyone responds to me as Charles.

-- Tim- http://www.asliceofwoodworkshop.com; Twitter-@asliceofwood; Facebook-http://www.facebook.com/asliceofwood

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#14 posted 03-19-2013 02:30 AM

good pace on that resaw. Working with all these big powered tools, patience is a virtue. Work safe. Good job.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#15 posted 03-20-2013 11:42 AM

Thanks Kindly Roger.

-- Michael and Matthew

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