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12-12-2015 01:21 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question bandsaw milling joining

Hey fellow LJ’s needing your insight and wisdom again I’m sure I can figure this out through trial and error but I’d like to reduce the error part? LOL!

I’ve been using a 1/2 inch 3 tpi hook tooth, raker blade to remove some checks and cracks as Charles Neil demonstrated several years ago.. Charles told me more teeth the better in this repeat gluing and cutting process. It is done two or three times until the crack is trimmed out of the board which may be important with highly figured /expensive wood (wide pieces).

The blade has done a good job, but I wanted to refine the cut and have a smoother face. Put on a new oOlsen 6 tpi skip tooth, raker set blade. I was amazed how quickly it set up, stayed true, and even my drift test was minimal.

So I set the table to the angle of the crack and proceeded to cut my second cut through the crack. When I finished I had a lot of the typical vertical cut strokes in the crack.

Tension on blade was good, and I thought my rate was good.

Looking for suggestions as to improving this angle cut without sanding or scraping.

Your insights and suggestions always give me something to think about in correcting my skills. Thanks!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher


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#1 posted 12-12-2015 01:28 AM

If you can duplicate the angle how about a skim pass through the jointer or table saw Tom.

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#2 posted 12-12-2015 01:39 AM

Jim,

The saw cut transverses the length of the crack,which is along the growth lines of the wood.

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#3 posted 12-12-2015 01:55 AM

A photo might help?

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#4 posted 12-12-2015 02:03 AM

LOL!

Having difficulty with memory board slot on my computer or I would have uploaded in my lprevious forum question.

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#5 posted 12-12-2015 04:16 AM

I used Olsen blades quit a bit in the past and got a decent cut. With the same width blade and number of teeth I had much better cuts with better brand blades. Could just be the blade brand. Hope that helps a little.

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#6 posted 12-12-2015 04:30 AM

Thanks Dave,

Did you use an exact same set? As set determines width of cut. Interesting that I appear to get a smoother cut with fewer teeth and wider blade, and same rake.

I know there are many variables here.

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#7 posted 12-12-2015 04:31 AM

I’m wondering about rate of cut?

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#8 posted 12-12-2015 05:26 AM

Hey!

Jim and Dave,

Thanks for trying to help.

I asked Google and with a little patience I found just what I was looking for.

One: Information about tpi, tooth type and set, as well as the rate of cut.

Anyone who is interested here is the web page.

https://www.kmstools.com/blog/choosing-bandsaw-blades


Two: Trouble Shooting re: Problems with metal and woodcutting blades from KMS

https://www.kmstools.com/blog/choosing-bandsaw-blades/kms_bandsaw_blade_troubleshooting/

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#9 posted 12-12-2015 05:43 AM

Thanks for the info Tom

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#10 posted 12-12-2015 06:03 AM

As I’ve learned to say in MN, “you betcha!”

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#11 posted 12-12-2015 06:55 AM

Oh. I get it now, Tom. You’re following an irregular crack, not a straight line. Okay. Can you clean up the cut on a 3/4” or 1” belt sander All the wonk talk about band saw blades makes my head hurt. (I read the page in the first link. That’s stuff for grown-ups, with grown-up band saws. That’s for Future Mark to deal with – Future Mark can afford a grown-up band saw. I hope he gets the memo.)

-- Mark

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#12 posted 12-12-2015 09:00 AM

Mark,

Mark,

wonka, wonka! LOL! Hey you figured out your video program. Think handsaws, coping saws. Wait til I post my chainsaw madness. LOL! Band saw was my second tool but my first after I had a dedicated workshop/junk storage area. You also work with shapes and forms and sharpening lathe tools? Hell I’m still trying to get my wheels balanced on my 8 inch grinder.

Don’t have a 1 inch or 3/4 inch sander. I have a floor mount 4x belt sander and a 3 inch hand help magnesium. It’s what tools we need to do the job.

I’m trying to figure out what tools to use in making veneers from my chainsaw stuff.

Later

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#13 posted 12-12-2015 11:30 AM

Thanks for the info Doc…

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#14 posted 12-12-2015 06:48 PM

MontanaBob,

Hey, you’re welcome. It’s a similar issue to when I first got my band saw but I know a whole lot more about what I don’t know now? LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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