|Forum topic by Greg In Maryland||posted 01-13-2015 04:26 AM||760 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
01-13-2015 04:26 AM
Hi ya all,
I have a large cherry plank (3 1/8 thick x 19 inches wide × 47 inches long) that I want to saw into 3 one inch (or as close as I can get to this) thick boards. Since my wife has failed to approve the purchase of a 20+ inch bandsaw, I’m thinking that I have a workout ahead of me and will need to cut it by hand.
My plan is to square up the board edges on the table saw and then use the table saw to cut two shallow kerfs all around. The intent of this is to have a kerfs for the hand saw to follow and perhaps give me a leg up on cutting this wood accurately. Does this approach make sense? What snags could I possibly run into?
Lastly, what type of saw would be best? Would a properly sharpened vintage rip saw out perform a el cheepo impulse hardened hand saw? If I used a vintage handsaw, what tooth configuration should I look for? 3, 4 or 5 TPI or something else? Could I get through both of these cuts without needing to sharpen a saw?