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Forum topic by Texchappy posted 772 days ago 871 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Texchappy

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772 days ago

I’ve decided instead of randomly trying to go through and learn woodworking I’m going to do the exercises/shop projects in Jim Tolpin’s “The New Traditional Woodworker”.

This leads to a question or two or three:

Possibly the first and definitely the second project involve resawing stock down to a thinner dimension. 1/2” for the first and 1/4” for second.

I don’t have a bandsaw and really don’t want one. Don’t one a two-man resawing saws either. The only rip saw (besides a combo filed back saw) I have is the 26” Disston D8 5.5 PPI that folks helped me get not long ago. Don’t think that would help much with this project.

Would a smaller Pannel rip saw with a higher PPI help me resaw for this project?

If yes, what would saw would you suggest? Haven’t noticed anything on the bay but not sure what to look for. I know LN offers a 20inch Pannel. Wenzloff has a 20inch kit. Wenzloff also shows a 16 or 18 inch option on his Disston Pannel saw repros.

If no, what would you suggest I do?

TIA,
Tony

-- Wood is not velveeta


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ITnerd

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#1 posted 772 days ago

Thats a toughie. How do you feel about one of these saws?

-- Chris @ Atlanta - JGM - Occam's razor tells us that when you hear hoofs, think horses not zebras.

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Texchappy

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#2 posted 772 days ago

ITnerd, that’s the one I was calling a resawing saw ;)

Would a bow saw work better than a smaller rip saw?

-- Wood is not velveeta

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Texchappy

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#3 posted 772 days ago

What I was referring to was a frame saw. Doing a little more research I found a couple of different versions of something called a frame saw.

I also found a link to a Woodwright’s Shop Episode:
http://www.pbs.org/woodwrightsshop/video/2800/2810.html

I’m not (yet) looking at doing large amounts or large pieces of resawn work so it looks like a higher TPT rip saw might just do the trick.

-- Wood is not velveeta

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Oldelm

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#4 posted 772 days ago

I not familiar with the book and you didn’t ay how long or how wide the material is that you need. If it is just a few feet and the material is only 6” wide or so I would say grab that Disston and go to it. Wax the saw have a couple of wedges to stick in the kerf behind the saw if needed. Your going to be doing some handsaw work in the future if you stay with woodworking so it will be a confidence builder for all of those tenons that are in your future.

-- Jim, Missouri

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Loren

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#5 posted 772 days ago

I would use a bow saw. You can make your own in a few hours
and they work well for ripping with an appropriate blade.

That frame saw might even work better as you could use
both hands on it easier.

-- http://lawoodworking.com

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Texchappy

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#6 posted 771 days ago

Loren, only problem is that then I’d have another project to do before I start my learning projects :/

Going to get all 5/4 stock I think because the handle of the square calls for 4/4. Then I’m thinking about planing down that stock to get to the 1/2” and trying resawing to get down to the 1/4”. Don’t know if that’s the best thing to do but it kinda makes sense to me.

-- Wood is not velveeta

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TheSawWright

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#7 posted 770 days ago

Greetings…I’d recommend this…its easy with an rip saw. No need to get another tool…

http://thesawblog.com/?p=177

-- Matt, http://thesawblog.com

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Texchappy

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#8 posted 770 days ago

The SawWright, that’s exactly what I needed. Thanks. I was worried about the coarseness of the D8 but with the operation as you described it I can see where I could keep it self tracking.

-- Wood is not velveeta

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