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Posted on Frustrated resawing rough lumber - tips?

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#1 posted 03-23-2012 03:12 PM

A good friend of mine (radiuswoodguy, look him up) does that a lot, and does it professionally; hence, he has to figure out how to make it work, not whether or not it will. He can slice 1/8” true pieces from 10” walnut, and does so perfectly. But… he also invested in the tools to do so, and takes great care in choosing the right boards to work with. 8/4 is sometimes 8/4, sometimes 7/4. He purchased a nice Grizzly bandsaw, carbide tipped blades that are about $140 each, and a feed speed (cant remember who made it) that will creep or shove the wood thru the blade. Feed speed is critical, it is amazing how well or poorly a cut will be from tweaking that speed knob a bit. I guess it’s like most things, the more money you stuff into it the more you can expect. Best of luck!

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