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01-11-2011 09:47 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question alder bandsaw milling re-sawing

I would like to finish another project! With most of my tools in storage I am not able to finish this one.
I need to cut 4 pieces of veneer from a small block of spalted wood, (apple, from my folks old place to be exact)
I am willing to trade (I don’t have much money as I am on a limited income) some other wood I have. Spalted and wormy Alder. (Pictures of both are posted) The block of Spalted alder is 4” x 10” x 2” and I would like to have (4) – 3/32” (or less) pieces cut from it to create a book-matched veneer. The wood I have to trade is the Spalted, wormy Alder pieces from (in the picture) 1/4” x 5 1/2” x 48” up to 1 1/2” x 6” x (maximum length allowed by UPS).
I live in Hoodsport, Washington so I imagine a local person would be better but I am willing to do whatever I need to do!

I can pay for the shipping cost.
Anyone interested?

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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#1 posted 01-11-2011 11:25 AM

Thats some beautifull wood. If I lived in the area would love to mill it just for the oppertunity. I hope somebody in the area can hely you.

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#2 posted 01-11-2011 11:42 AM

Do you have a rip saw? I could cut it by hand.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 01-12-2011 03:06 PM

I would love to help you, but I think the shipping for Denmark are a little too expensive…
Look at Flemming post, he did it by hand.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#4 posted 01-13-2011 02:16 AM

I too think it is beautiful. Thanks for the comments!
I have a backsaw filed for ripping but not enough depth! I have resawn with a handsaw before but I really want these to be thinner so as to get more pieces. (other projects in mind)
I would say that it probably would be fairly expensive alright! I took a look at Flemming’s post as well as others on resawing by hand.
I hate to waste so much of this piece with the loss from the kerf and then flattening it.
I did get a message from another LJ and a local woodworker and will talk with them about resawing for me.
My arms won’t take too much sawing and hand planing! (Like you – injuries and surgery to my neck makes it difficult!)
Wish I could actually use all the power tools I have in storage, SO much easier AND precise! Just set the fence, cut the veneers and touch them up on the drum sander!

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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