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Forum topic by Gerald Thompson posted 05-09-2012 12:15 AM 826 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Gerald Thompson

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05-09-2012 12:15 AM

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Would someone please give some advise on resawing lumber? I would be dealing mainly walnut and cherry. The lumber would range from 10-12’’ in width. I know I’m in for a workout. I can only do 6’’ on my band saw and it gets a workout even using a good blade.

-- Jerry


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treerecycler

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#1 posted 05-09-2012 12:23 AM

If someone has a small bandsaw sawmill close to you they might resaw it for you quite inexpensively.

-- Dave, Arkansas,retiree

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#2 posted 05-09-2012 12:28 AM

If you are talking about resawing by hand, I would cut from both sides with the tablesaw first. That would guide your hand saw blade and make for 6” that you don’t have to cut by hand.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#3 posted 05-09-2012 01:05 AM

If you’re cutting a lot of wood, I’d suggest getting a larger bandsaw. Even if you buy it and resell it, it may be worth it in the long run.

-- "Well, at least we can still use it as firewood... maybe." - Doss

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#4 posted 05-09-2012 01:12 AM

I did a searh on the subject. This I shoud have done before posting .”No way Jose!” I would not be saving that much wood. I could be putting things together instead of sawing, too much chance of error and it gets hot and humid in Fa.

-- Jerry

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#5 posted 05-09-2012 01:38 AM

Hi Jerry,

The best thing I’ve seen on resawing with a bandsaw is by the brilliant Matthias Wandel” in “this video he did explaining the fundamentals.

Good luck!
Antti

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#6 posted 05-09-2012 11:48 AM

Thank you Antti. That video enlightend me greatly.

-- Jerry

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#7 posted 05-09-2012 12:01 PM

Great video! I learned a lot. Thanks for posting it, Antti.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#8 posted 05-09-2012 02:51 PM

Exactly why I bought a 19… to run low TPI, wide bandsaw blades.

I thought of it like my 66” chainsaw. If I’m not running full-skip, I have to seesaw the bar in the cut in order to remove the waste material.

Good vid.

-- "Well, at least we can still use it as firewood... maybe." - Doss

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