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lumberjoe

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563 days ago

As I have talked about, I recently cleaned out my garage and got a bandsaw. I chucked a lot of 12” pieces of scrap wood that had some imperfections. I swore “I’ll use that for something!” I never did. So it went.

Tonight I was prepping some stock to make cutting boards. There was a big knot and a tapered edge on a piece of walnut I had, so I lopped it off. I had just made adjustments to my bandsaw and wanted to test it out. I resawed that piece of firewood, and look what the damned thing had hiding inside of it! How am I going to throw this away now?? (It’s about 7” wide and 13” long)

I have a feeling I am going to resaw every piece of scrap I have before it goes in the fire pit. Please send help.

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JarodMorris

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#1 posted 563 days ago

That is gorgeous!!! Wow. If you don’t think you’ll use it, let me know. I’ll send you my address. I have to get a bigger bandsaw for this reason. Did I say WOW ?

-- Dad: Someone was supposed to pick up his toys! Son: My name isn't "Someone".

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Don W

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#2 posted 563 days ago

this is a common scenario in my shop. My wife comes in and helps clean once in a while and the conversation will go like this:
The wife: Whats this?
Me: A piece of firewood.
The wife: What’s it doing over here (meaning sitting on my walker turner)
Me: I’m going to cut it.
The wife: For what?
Me: Dumb stare.
The wife: Just shaking her head and heading back to the house.

EDIT: So don’t expect much help here.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 563 days ago

Send me all your scrap then you won’t have a problem :-)

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Cosmicsniper

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#4 posted 563 days ago

Awesome!

-- jay, www.allaboutastro.com

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lumberjoe

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#5 posted 563 days ago

It was only a 4/4 piece that was planed to about 7/8. These pieces are about 5/16” thick. I’m going to so something with it, just not sure what.

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Handtooler

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#6 posted 563 days ago

And your saw performed so nicely. Beautiful re-sawing.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@msn.com

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ShaneA

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#7 posted 563 days ago

Panels or box tops in a frame/panel construction. Good looking save.

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BTimmons

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#8 posted 563 days ago

I see front doors for a jewelry box. Amazing find.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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lumberjoe

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#9 posted 563 days ago

I cleaned these up a bit with some 150 grit, but the saw did a great job. The outsides are plane-jane walnut, and one side has a big knot. I want to go outside and resaw a similar piece of cherry. Is there a support group for this type of thing?

Shane, not a bad idea. I kind of want to keep the shape the way it is and leave the live edge though. Maybe I will match plane them, laminate them, and made a footed serving tray.

-- www.etsy.com/shop/KandJWoodCrafts

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nwbusa

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#10 posted 563 days ago

Dang it, Joe… it’s posts like this that are gonna make me go out and buy a stinking bandsaw!

-- John, BC, Canada

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lumberjoe

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#11 posted 563 days ago

John, after having a bandsaw for only 3 weeks, I have no idea what I did without one, and I would never want to be without one again. This was done on the new Craftsman 14” (Rikon 10-320 clone). If I was a gambling man, I would guess it would be on sale this weekend as it is a holiday in the states. I got it for a little under 340$ out the door.

-- www.etsy.com/shop/KandJWoodCrafts

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shipwright

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#12 posted 563 days ago

Have a look at Andy's (gfadvm) boxes. You will get some inspiration for this, knot and all.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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BRAVOGOLFTANGO

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#13 posted 563 days ago

Don, and your wife coming in the shop with all the questions was funny.

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lumberjoe

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#14 posted 563 days ago

Also of note, I’m not the only one in the house with a scrap hoarding addiction. When I came in from playing in the shop, I found this on the dining room table. I’m not sure what my wife is going to do with it, but it will probably look amazing when completed.

-- www.etsy.com/shop/KandJWoodCrafts

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#15 posted 563 days ago

Seek counseling now, before it gets worse

-- Norman

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