|Forum topic by wbrisett||posted 612 days ago||1240 views||1 time favorited||15 replies|
612 days ago
I found somebody who had to take out a Texas Edwards Plateau cherry tree from his ranch. He got a local sawyer to mill it, and I bought the whole lot from him. The wood has been naturally drying for two years, and moisture content is nonexistent thanks to our heat and draught. ;)
I bought the Highland Woodslicer blade for my bandsaw. I took a small piece of wane this morning to see if I could play with resawing and squaring this wood. After putting on the blade and making what I consider the proper changes for the bandsaw blade, I joined one side of the wood, so I had a flat surface to use. Once I started pushing the wood through the blade though, I almost immediately started seeing smoke and black specs from the wood as I pushed through it. i stopped the saw a few times pulled out the wood and noticed what looked like black pitch on the blade. I was able to finish up the cut, but with lots of smoke and black ‘pitch’... I was able to get a nice piece of wood out of it by joining, planing, and sawing on the table saw. However, it took my about 30 minutes to clean the blade up using mineral spirits and a shop rag. Once I finished, I used table wax on the blade to prevent rust.
My questions are:
1) Should I be seeing this much burning?
I haven’t done a lot of resawing, and definitely not any on raw trees/lumber. Are there some recommendations folks have?