On Thursday I showed you the little, but expensive pile of wood I bought for my Christmas projects.
Yesterday I cut the pieces to the widths I need and jointed/planed them to accurate thickness. Today I jointed one edge of each board and then resawed each piece in half. Each board is close to 1 meter (or roughly 40”) long.
I’ve only tried some trial resaws when I got the new bandsaw after I set it up. I haven’t been in the shop much since then, so I was in suspense waiting to see how it would go. This was, after all the main reason I bought the thing, so I really wasn’t looking to be disappointed.
The photo below shows the boards that were planed yesterday. These are a little under 1” thick after planing.
Some of you might recall the tall axillary router fence I made for my router table that I attach to my positioning system. Well, here it is being used as a tall fence for my jointer.
Here I have set up the same tall router fence on my bandsaw to cope with the wider boards to be resawed. I hope you are getting the idea what a useful thing and how versatile that tall fence really is!
Here’s a picture of the first one off the saw. I’m really relieved and pleased with it. The rest went equally well.
The following photo shows all the resawn pieces stickered to let them work out the stress before planing the cut side next week. The 2nd picture is the ash which I cut into 1” thick pieces. I will be also resawing these in half after they acclimate a bit. The last photo shows my Sycamore which turned out to have worm holes. That one is going back to the dealer!
That’s it. I just wanted to share my joy with you all, and to brag a little too. I Hope you are all having a nice weekend and getting a little shop time in. Thanks for looking.
-- Mike, an American living in Norway.