Finishing after resawing

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Forum topic by Bovine posted 04-18-2009 05:08 AM 1235 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-18-2009 05:08 AM

Topic tags/keywords: resaw bandsaw

I’m making a jewelry box and have 3/4” stock that I’m going to resaw down to 1/2” on my bandsaw. I’m really new to this, but I’ve made some practice cuts and have found my saw to cut very straight with a 1/2” blade.

My question is, once I’m done, how do you recommend finishing the resawn side? Just sand it down or run it through the planer and take a bit off?

-- Kansas City, KS "Nothing is as permanent as a temporary solution"

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#1 posted 04-18-2009 05:10 AM

I usually cut big 1/2” and then thickness plane to final dimension.

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#2 posted 04-20-2009 08:05 AM

Same as Karson, Cut just a bit over 1/2 then plane it down.

-- Don S.E. OK

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#3 posted 04-20-2009 01:10 PM

That’s what I end up doing.
However, the Woodslicer from Highland Woodworking makes such a smooth cut that if I could be more accurate it would only take sanding.


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#4 posted 04-20-2009 07:38 PM

Yea, that’s what I ended up doing and I’m really glad I did. That part of the box turned out nice.

-- Kansas City, KS "Nothing is as permanent as a temporary solution"

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