|Forum topic by KnickKnack||posted 11-15-2010 07:55 PM||895 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
11-15-2010 07:55 PM
Not sure about that title?
The biggest problem I face, aside from impatience, ineptitude, lack of tools etc, is that the wood that I can buy here in the wilds of Portugal is always at least 25mm (~1”) thick. The local wood yard (actually a carpenter’s shop) has beech, ash and oak in a nice variety of widths, but always 25/30mm fat. I did ask them if they’d do it for me, but they indicated that it would be a very very bad cut if they did.
To say the least this is a serious constraint on what I can design and build.
I know that I will almost certainly not be able to buy it here, but if I could, what would be the machine I need for resawing (I think it’s resawing, but please correct me if not) a 25mm piece of wood into 2 at ~12mm? I’d be happy doing 9” boards, but even 4” would be useful. A nice accurate cut for bookmatching would be great, but not necessary – just something so everything I make doesn’t weigh a ton(ne).
Thanks in advance.
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