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#1 posted 12-16-2012 02:46 AM

I was just attempting table saw re-sawing, however it wasn’t as successful as i hoped. I used a piece of the board i’d previously planned as a fence, lathered on some paste wax, used my tenon jig as a makeshift featherboard and put a roller stand on the outfeed.

My 1st attempt was on a 11” wide plank. The max depth on my right-tilt Unisaw is ~3” which was no problem.

I then used a prying chisel i break off the pieces.

Then went to town with my foreplane:

Half-way through (still on side A), the plane iron started feeling dull. Inspect shows some pretty significant nicks.

Taking 3” off each side (6” total), the board would probably travel through the planer allot easier and the HSS blades would probably fair a little better than my old stanley #5 iron.

A local shop offered to run the boards I have through a 37” belt sander for $30, but i dont think they know what they’re in for. I’m probably just going to cut my losses and put that $30 towards a trip to the dump =)

-- --Rob, Seattle, WA

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