|Project by Oldtool||posted 02-15-2016 07:46 PM||1078 views||4 times favorited||4 comments|
I am in the process of making two desks simultaneously for my two youngest granddaughters, just like my earlier posting of the desk for my oldest granddaughter. In so doing, I will need to resaw some wood for thin stock for internal compartments. I’ve had “some success” at resawing, but it isn’t a sure thing, so when I saw a video of a kerfing plane in use with resawing by hand, I thought I’d give it as shot with my resawing on my 12” bandsaw.
I had an old dovetail saw, that I purchased at a box stores back about 2003, which I used once & never touched again. (Photo #2) As you can see, it has a repositionable handle for use as a flush cut saw with either hand, but the teeth were shaped like equilateral triangles, with rounded tips on top. Cut like a butter knife. I decided to repurpose it by salvaging the blade & refilling the teeth. I filed them rip with a very aggressive vertical 90 degree rake. Setting them was somewhat difficult, with 14 TPI, and my saw set being way too large, so I laid the blade on a piece of pine board & tapped the tip of every other tooth with a flat blade screwdriver, flipped the blade & tapped the other teeth.
Photo 3 shows the plane in progress, basically modeled after my Disston saw, with the new teeth and some layout lines.
Photo 4 shows all components laid out as to be assembled. Photo 5 with full assembly.
As for resawing, photo 6 shows the results. I “kerfed” the 7/8” board in the middle on two sides & one end, ran it through my bandsaw, and I am very pleased with the results. The resawing blade seemed to jump right into the kerf, and it stayed there all through the sawing process.
This plane or saw itself cuts a very thin kerf, and does so very accurately – even with my lack of ability to file saw teeth & set them, so I decided to use it to create rabbets, by defining the shoulder accurately, & follow up with chisel & shoulder plane. The results, as shown here, worked well for me.
This plane has a fence adjustable from touching the blade, to 2” out, and with the blade clamped as it is & can be adjusted for more than the minimum 1/2” depth, it should serve me well with resawing & cutting rabbets. Only time will tell, but so far, so good.
Thanks for viewing.
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