Well as my journey of processing wood for use in turning continues. I have been looking for a way to cut my own stuff using the bandsaw I have. it mostly works well enough but is not great at resawing. I came across Izzy Swan great channel on YouTube. I really liked the idea of using my table saw to mill logs, so I decided to tackle the project. The video for this can be found here.
After completing the build. I grabbed a piece of holly I have had around for a bit.
Cut it to length. I only made by jig 18” as I wanted to easily handle it on my small saw. Besides I am primarily looking at making pen blanks and turning stock.
Ran it through the saw only to find out I should have measured my maximum blade height first.. DOH!! The blade on my little saw does not come all the way up to cut completely through the log. It leaves a very thin strip, which I am able to break away with a chisel and running through my jointer. I am good with this fact right now and am still looking towards a newer saw in the not too distant future. So I will be using as is.
I was able to cut a 1” piece for some pens and a 1 1/2” piece for at least 2 bottle openers from my first log.
I am looking forward to putting this to further use and will also plan to build a new one in the future.
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