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08-17-2013 01:07 AM

So recently we resawed a few slices off the old log. Last winter we did a ton of resawing and I was so excited about the adventure I did a video that never got uploaded and was eventually lost due to me drowning my phone :)

So the other day we sawed some 10 – 11” Mesquite boards with our new Lenox Woodmaster C-Sharp 1” wide blade. Cut like butter. The log we cut is simply amazing and a very nice log. I hope we can cut many more in the future.

I took a few pics to show here to the LJ community. I have relatively little experience with resawing except for extensive resawing of about 600 bf on our bandsaw last winter. I have learned a good bit on the topic though so if anyone has any questions please feel free to ask, maybe I can be of some help.

Notice in the pics the infeed/outfeed table we built that wraps around our bandsaw. We had also fabricated a custom come along that pulled the sled/log through our blade steady and straight.

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#1 posted 08-17-2013 02:38 AM

Wow! What a nice mesquite log! I cant help envying you.

-- Praki, Aspiring Woodworker

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#2 posted 08-17-2013 11:17 PM

Thanks Praki. Mesquite makes some of the nicest furniture and cabinetry. It sure can be knarley. I prefer a cleaner log like the one we sliced last week.

Resawing logs is fun on our small 20” PM. It is cool to see logs go to fine cabinetry.

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#3 posted 12-23-2013 09:39 AM

Nice bandsaw! I started the same way but quickly moved to a mill, since the mesquite were just to big to handle.

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#4 posted 12-25-2013 12:55 AM

Man, that saw is clean. Been looking for some mesquite- do you know of any sources I can get via mail order? Nothing big, I just don’t have any samples in my collection.

-- "After a year of doing general farmwork, it was quite clear to me that chickens and I were not compatible"-George Nakashima

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#5 posted 12-25-2013 01:06 AM

Thanks for the comments.

As far as getting some resawn mesquite, there is a good chance some fellow LJ would saw some and mail it to you for a fair price. I might be able to get you some but it would have to be small amounts.

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#6 posted 12-25-2013 01:22 AM

Jerry, the most I would need is a med-large flat rate box. I collect different wood samples- just for my own knowledge. Small amounts is all I’m looking for- offcuts, small pieces , maybe some gnarly samples and straight grained pieces….I may try to use some in inlays or mini boxes….Basically what most people would burn. I would pay shipping + wood cost…..Wes

-- "After a year of doing general farmwork, it was quite clear to me that chickens and I were not compatible"-George Nakashima

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#7 posted 12-25-2013 02:13 AM

Yeah no problem, we can send you some. Just PM me.

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#8 posted 12-25-2013 02:20 AM

That is a very nice log Jerry, when I lived in The Republic of Texas I rarely saw Mesquite trees that were that straight and clean. I’d love to have some of those slabs. Too bad I live in Arkansas now. It’s beautiful here, but we don’t have Mesquite, Texas Ebony, Live Oak, and not much Osage Orange.

-- Richard, Hot Springs, Ar -- Galoot In Training

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