My bandsaw is only a 14in and my machinery weak link. It’s powerful enough to cut 4in Rock Maple cabriole legs easily but not enough grunt or depth for serious resawing. I do my resawing on my table saw. It cuts 105mm above the table, anything over 210mm is finished off by hand. I’m in the tonewood outlaw band, those not using “official luthier” timber. Most prominent Luthiers, at some point, build an instrument out of very ordinary timber to show their ability to make ordinary stuff preform like AAA grade. It’s probably the future.
I cut 5 back and side sets today, 5mm thick. Yesterday I broke down 2 massive slabs to suit dressing on my 16in jointer/planer. Only one lump was back and side grade. I have a 30mm piece left for sides, it started out 80mm thick. The other 3 pieces will yield necks and other parts.
The timber is Silky Oak and will be combined with 100 year old Sequoia mirror backs for the tops on 2 guitars. Back, sides and neck will be stained a darkish red/ brown, Solomon Blackwood binding and W-B-W purfling. Similar to the neck shown. I like a very understated guitar these days.
I work in conditions I wouldn’t tolerate from a boss. Fortunatly I built the shed with massive doors all 4 sides.
-- Mama calls me Texcaster but my real name is Mr. Earl.