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Posted on Frustrated resawing rough lumber - tips?

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#1 posted 03-22-2012 11:57 PM

It depends on the amount of cupping. You said you jointed one face and edge. Measure the thickness of the jointed edge and divide it by two. Set your bandsaw rip (resaw) fence to split the mark with the jointed face against the fence. I assume you have a sharp resaw blade tensioned properly. After resawing one slab, pass the remainder over the jointer to just barely clean the fresh cut face. without adjusting the bandsaw, resaw the second slab. You should two slabs of the same, maximum thickness, and have only lost about 1/16” from the saw kerfs, You may even have a slight amount of useable wood left on the convex side of the cup (I also assume that you jointed the concave face of the board).

-- Doug, Bakersfield, CA - I measured twice, cut it twice, and it is still too short!

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