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Blog entry by TungOil posted 03-07-2017 04:05 AM 1752 reads 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: Veneer Thickness Part 5 of Dining table inspired by the Greene & Greene Thorsen table series Part 6: Resawing Top Veneers & CNC Forms »

I spent some time this weekend setting up to resaw my veneers. I put together a quick jig to help assure my veneer thickness came out as even as possible.

Since even a variance of just 0.005” over ten slices of veneer could add up to nearly 1/16”, I made sure my jig was parallel to the blade. In addition, I flipped the board for each slice of veneer to cancel out any error accumulation.

Each veneer slice is 5-1/4” wide and 5’ long. The cuts take about 18 minutes per slice so I spent most of the weekend cutting the 30 slices of veneer for the bottoms. I’m satisfied with the consistency of the slices which are 5/32” thick. Between slices I made a light pass on the jointer to eliminate any high spots so they would not propagate through the remaining veneer cuts.

Even though I was being careful not to overload my bandsaw, I still managed to break a 1/2” 3 TPI resaw blade. I was surprised to see that the blade had not broken at the weld.

Fortunately I had a backup so I was back in business after a quick blade change.

My bottom slices are complete and I’m satisfied with the results so far.

Next step is to start slicing up the expensive figured material for the top veneers.

-- The optimist says "the glass is half full". The pessimist says "the glass is half empty". The engineer says "the glass is twice as big as it needs to be"



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WoodwolfAtl

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#1 posted 03-08-2017 02:35 AM

Looks great!! What bandsaw did you use for resawing veneers?

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TungOil

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#2 posted 03-08-2017 04:26 AM

Bandsaw is my old Craftsman 12”. It has a resaw capacity of about 7” but I can’t imagine trying it on that machine.

-- The optimist says "the glass is half full". The pessimist says "the glass is half empty". The engineer says "the glass is twice as big as it needs to be"

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#3 posted 03-08-2017 09:40 PM

Looks like you’re making some good progress!

And 10 hours of resawing would be enough for anyone—I’d take a couple of days to get through all that! I’ve heard good things about the Wood Slicer blades, and since you seem to need a new one, you might want to look into those.

Keep up the good work!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#4 posted 03-09-2017 12:51 AM

Yeah it was a long weekend. I should be able to get through the top veneers this weekend. My CNC templates should be done this week as well. I need to pick up the BB ply for the cores and get everything glued up over the next two weeks or so and I will be on schedule.

-- The optimist says "the glass is half full". The pessimist says "the glass is half empty". The engineer says "the glass is twice as big as it needs to be"

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