|Forum topic by Jerry||posted 350 days ago||767 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
350 days ago
Once again folks I find myself in a small tight spot. We own a 20” PM bandsaw, it is 2 hp 3 phase with no blade, but otherwise in very good condition. I have been looking for a need or reason to get this bandsaw into service.
My situation we are in, we took on a mesquite job. It has turned out very nice so far. It is a good sized job and all cabinets, visible mesquite finished panels and molding are completed. We are getting started on building doors right now. I purchased 800 bf or very rough mesquite for 4000.00. That was very steep in comparison to what we normally pay for other species such as walnut, hickory, etc… Since the wood came very rough and with bark, our waste factor was very large and I am even wondering if we even got anywhere close to 800 bf since I never tallied. My source is very honest and a good friend.
I think I need around 200 more bf and I could just pony up 1000.00. I’d rather not, but if I had to pony up that sort of cash knowing the wood is just for stiles and rails of around 24” long, I would prefer to just try and cut my own “dry logs” that are 6” to 12” logs. There is a lot of mesquite that has been on the ground for a long time out in our area.
As an added reason to get our bandsaw going, I have a few cabinets located in lesser visible areas where the customer wants me to skin with 1/4” mesquite that will need to be re-sawn.
My hurtles to doing this would be:
- Buy a re saw blade
Any advice is much appreciated.
-- Jerry Nettrour, San Antonio, www.topqualitycabinets.net