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Blog entry by Bob Simmons posted 01-15-2013 07:05 PM 3341 reads 7 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a bandsaw resaw method that I much prefer over the traditional method of resawing. In the following article I share the advantages of this resawing method.

How to Cut Great Veneer

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Bandsaw blade cuts wood veneer - Bandsaw Resawing

-- Bob Simmons, Las Vegas, NV, http://TheApprenticeandTheJourneyman.com



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#1 posted 01-15-2013 07:46 PM

Thanks for the tip. That makes a lot of sense.

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#2 posted 01-15-2013 09:03 PM

You’re welcome. Hope it makes a difference for you.

-- Bob Simmons, Las Vegas, NV, http://TheApprenticeandTheJourneyman.com

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#3 posted 01-16-2013 02:05 PM

Very good Bob. Gr8 how-to tiip/s

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

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#4 posted 01-16-2013 02:45 PM

Roger…

Thanks for watching, reading, and commenting. Have a great day in the shop.

-- Bob Simmons, Las Vegas, NV, http://TheApprenticeandTheJourneyman.com

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#5 posted 01-16-2013 03:20 PM

Great tip, Bob! I’ll have to try this out. It looks much more repeatable and accurate than the traditional way.

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#6 posted 01-16-2013 03:28 PM

Kreegan…

This resawing method has proven to be a highly accurate and repeatable way to rip uniform thin strips on the band saw. Try it out for yourself & see the difference. Then you can decide which method is best for you.
Thanks for watching!

-- Bob Simmons, Las Vegas, NV, http://TheApprenticeandTheJourneyman.com

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#7 posted 01-16-2013 03:32 PM

Good idea thanks for the tip.

I don’t understand how this produces any smoother surface on the 2nd+ pieces. Would you elaborate?

-- Jesse, Saint Louis, Missouri

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#8 posted 01-16-2013 03:52 PM

JesseTutt…

If you are using a quality band saw blade, you can get a smooth enough cut for veneer every time. Keep in mind that one face of the veneer will be glued in place. The other side of the veneer to be finished will be scraped and sanded. _

So…the real issue is to accurately produce uniform sheets or strips of veneer that are 3/32” every time. (That’s the thickness I prefer for my veneer.)_ The bandsaw resaw method that I am describing and sharing with you allows for repeatable accuracy. I prefer a jointed surface of the board to be referenced along the fence when making each pass. Using the traditional method, many woodworkers who prefer a jointed surface, will have to joint this surface at the jointer after each pass. With my method, this is unnecessary.

Let me know if this answers your question completely. Thanks for asking.

-- Bob Simmons, Las Vegas, NV, http://TheApprenticeandTheJourneyman.com

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#9 posted 01-16-2013 08:40 PM

Thanks, Bob!

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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#10 posted 01-16-2013 08:49 PM

Brad…
You’re very welcome. Thanks for taking a look. Hope it works for you.

-- Bob Simmons, Las Vegas, NV, http://TheApprenticeandTheJourneyman.com

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#11 posted 01-16-2013 08:58 PM

If you guys have not checked it out, you should see the series on making banding that Bob has put together. You won’t find a better tutorial for that, whats more, no words…...

-- To surrender a dream leaves life as it is — and not as it could be.

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#12 posted 01-16-2013 09:47 PM

Jorge G…

What can I say? Thanks!

-- Bob Simmons, Las Vegas, NV, http://TheApprenticeandTheJourneyman.com

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#13 posted 01-16-2013 11:40 PM

I saw that Rockler thin strip jig on one of your videos three or four years ago I liked it and, imediatly bought one I use it constantly thank Bob love you videos always educational. Dave

-- If I cut it too short I can scab a piece on, but if it's too long what do I do?

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#14 posted 01-16-2013 11:52 PM

Dave,

Glad the Rockler thin rip jig has worked out for you. While it may be simple and inexpensive, it certainly makes a difference when resawing veneers on the band saw & also ripping thin strips.

Thanks for your feedback. Greatly appreciated!

-- Bob Simmons, Las Vegas, NV, http://TheApprenticeandTheJourneyman.com

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#15 posted 01-17-2013 08:12 PM

Hi Bob, thanks foranother great video instruction. I get smarter with each one of your posts. What blade are you using to do the cuts? And, I am a bit confused, why don’t you need to re-joint the surface for the stock you are cutting the veneer off of? Won’t it be ‘roughed up’ from the blade with this method too?

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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