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Thick Veneer from France...and other places #3: Shop Sawn Pepperwood Veneer (not fron France)

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Blog entry by shipwright posted 03-16-2014 12:55 AM 1906 reads 2 times favorited 37 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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A while back we had a dead pepper tree (Schinus Molle) removed from our Az. back yard and I saved some pieces. Well today I had a log jam at the veneer press so while I was waiting for glue to set I made a Q & D log cutting jig and started to make some little pepperwood boards.

OK, so boards are fine but I wondered if I could cut 1/16” veneer to match the thickness of my stock from France. The machine is my 11” ShopSmith bandsaw and the blade is a 1/4” 4 tpi Diamond Sterling from http://buyfromawoodworker.com/

I didn’t really think it was the right setup to get optimum results, especially in such a hard wood but …. what the hell, let’s give it a try. Another possible problem that came to mind was that the sled had been made to slide in my bandsaw table slot and was not adjustable for drift so all in all I wasn’t expecting much.

Certainly not this.

I’ll be buying more of these blades. I have used several different ones (including the vaunted woodslicer) in the past to re-saw veneer and with my bigger, more expensive bandsaw as well. I can easily say that I was surprised and impressed at how well this setup cut relatively thin veneer, right out of the chute with almost no “tuning”. The pieces will not need to be run through the drum sander. They are ready to make packets and cut marquetry from …. right off the saw. I also never had to re-surface the chunk I was cutting from, just one cut after the other. I’m still not sure I believe how perfect these pieces came out.

It was good day in the shop!

Thanks for looking in.

Paul

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/



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Philip

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#1 posted 03-16-2014 01:01 AM

Incredible. The planets must have been aligned!

-- I never finish anyth

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Handtooler

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#2 posted 03-16-2014 01:02 AM

WOW! Fantastic.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@msn.com

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rance

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#3 posted 03-16-2014 01:31 AM

Very respectable cuts. Nice job.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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kiefer

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#4 posted 03-16-2014 02:08 AM

That is a amazing result from that little bandsaw and sled setup .
I have to check out that blade and what makes it preform that well but then the operator has the touch to make it happen .
Does that dust from the pepper wood make you sneeze ? LOL Take care and stay in touch !

Klaus

-- Kiefer 松

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#5 posted 03-16-2014 02:24 AM

OK, I somehow thought you were near water somewhere on the east coast, but I’m seeing AZ, so I’m confused. In any event, these band saw blades are something I’ll be looking into. That is one nice saw cut!

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bugz

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#6 posted 03-16-2014 03:36 AM

I have also had exceptional results from the Sterling blades from Hal Taylor’s site called Buy From A Woodworker. Very nice cuts Paul, it is always a great day when things go your way.

-- Bob, Lewistown, Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#7 posted 03-16-2014 03:38 AM

Paul,

I could not find 1/4” 3 tpi blades…

This is what I found to be as close as I could see that you meant:

3/8”x.025”x3TPI Band Saw Blade: $0.17

3/8”x.032”x3TPI X-tra Duty Band Saw Blade: $0.18

So, what blade did you use?

These sure look like good blades…!!
Never heard of the Co. before now.

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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lanwater

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#8 posted 03-16-2014 03:55 AM

Very clean cut.

I wanted to second what you said about the Diamond Sterling band saw blade from Hal. I bought few and they beat wood slicer that is recommended by many.

They are just great. I have resawn some laminate and many board 12” high board in half to minimize wood waist. They just cut through effortlessly.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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shipwright

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#9 posted 03-16-2014 04:13 AM

Klaus, you are too kind ….. It’s the blades. ....... and strangely enough, although the dust doesn’t make me sneeze it does burn the nose a bit if you inhale it.

Dark Lightning, you aren’t completely wrong. I do live on the ocean but it’s the Pacific, on Vancouver island,in Canada. However I have a winter place in Az. Does that dispell the confusion?

Joe, my mistake. The blade I was using was 4 tpi. It is the 1/4” X .032 4HXD X-tra Duty. I also have some of the 3/8 X 3 tpi. So it wasn’t hard to slip up. ..... Sorry. (I’ve changed the text above)

bugs and Ianwater, not only great blades but Hal is a great guy to deal with as I’m sure you will agree.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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#10 posted 03-16-2014 04:50 AM

Thanks for the blade info. I’ll have to look into this source for my next blades. Sure looks like you are getting excellent results. Thanks for posting this Paul,

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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Joe Lyddon

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#11 posted 03-16-2014 05:15 AM

I do not understand this Company selling the BS Blades!

My blade length is 105” ... I enter a QTY of 210 for 2 blades = $31.50

Shipping!

The ONLY TWO choices I have:

USPS Priority Mail @ $30.65 or Local Pickup. Totaling (so far) $62.15 !! <========

I even tried it on another browser… got the same thing!

There MUST be a mistake in the Shipping calculation!

I didn’t notice where a Phone# could be used to order…

BUT, to charge THAT much for 2 1/4” blades is OUT OF SIGHT and ridiculous!

The shipping should not be much more than $7.00 … NOT $30.65!!

Am I doing something wrong here? Are they charging you that kind of Shipping?!

NO WAY will I pay that SHIPPING…!!

I can’t help but thinking that they’re making a mistake in the calculation… I don’t know…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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shipwright

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#12 posted 03-16-2014 05:24 AM

I actually bought these blades last year. Joe and I don’t remember the shipping being bad. I do remember it as a pleasant business transaction. Try the contact form on the site. I’m sure it will be straightened out.

I was impressed with the blades as soon as I started using them. I just posted this now because the results in this difficult test were so outstanding.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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Joe Lyddon

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#13 posted 03-16-2014 05:30 AM

I just used the Contact Us form presenting my problem… We shall see what they say…

I really think they have a Bug in their Shipping calculations… Hope so anyway…

They do sound like Super blades… better than the Woodslicer! I have to try them… but, I want to keep my arm & leg to buy them! :)

We shall see…

Thank you

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#14 posted 03-16-2014 08:46 AM

Pretty amazing with a 1/4” blade Paul. I wish they had those blades for sale here. The wood looks nice too.

Here’s another jig you might find a little easier to use. http://lumberjocks.com/stefang/blog/22967

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#15 posted 03-16-2014 09:01 AM

Nice job Paul :)

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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