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Forum topic by MisconductOIB posted 08-21-2015 10:55 PM 625 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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MisconductOIB

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08-21-2015 10:55 PM

I have a ton of 4×6x14-16’ rough cut Doug Fir that I want to size down to work with what are my options to cutting it down in size to use. I’d like to use a band saw but not sure of size I would need since I am missing that in my shop.


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joey502

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#1 posted 08-22-2015 01:23 AM

Are you planning to cross cut the lumber into more manageable sizes before you use the band saw? I assume your end goal is to have thinner stock to use.

What type of projects do you have in mind for this lumber?

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BurlyBob

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#2 posted 08-22-2015 01:33 AM

If your wanting to dump some and anywhere close I’d be happy to take some off your hands.

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chrisstef

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#3 posted 08-22-2015 01:51 AM

Id resaw it to maximize the vertical grain side as much as i could.

I wrestled some 6”x6” fir timbers when i built my bench. Im still a bit achey a month later.

-- rock, chalk, jayhawk

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AlaskaGuy

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#4 posted 08-22-2015 09:27 AM

Leave as is until you have a plan. After you have a plan process just enough for your project.

Process means, cut to lengths, re-saw, joint, plane to sizes for you plan.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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MisconductOIB

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#5 posted 08-22-2015 02:39 PM

Yes I plan to cut it down to 8 foot and 10or12 lengths. After that I wanted to use some to build a nice workstation bench then from there not sure yet. Once I get it crosscut to length will a shop band saw handle ripping down the thickness?

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AlaskaGuy

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#6 posted 08-22-2015 05:05 PM

“Will a shop band saw handle ripping down the thickness”?

My shop band saw would re-saw that easily.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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