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#1 posted 01-28-2012 03:58 AM

I appreciate all the advice given.

I did use three clamps in the glued up. I just had them sitting in the clamps in the picture. I didn’t think about moisture diff in the thinner boards. The wood came from HD so didn’t think about moisture. I will be more patient next time. I did press down on the center clamp which I had on the top and used a small clamp on the ends at the joints. Next time I do this I will try the weighting idea as there is a slight bow in the glue up but I think it will pull up ok when I assemble the project.

This is my first experience at resawing and it was interesting trying to get even boards. I have a older 12” Craftsman bandsaw and used a stock from sears 1/2” blade. Not the best I know but it werked fairly well.

The wood is Red Oak as that is all the hard wood that HD carries. I usually werk in pine and this also is one of my first ventures into hard wood. I have turned a few cedar & oak bowls but never built anything except the scones I posted earlier. Sure is harder to sand hardwood than pine.

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