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Forum topic by KellyB posted 03-17-2015 01:01 PM 812 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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KellyB

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03-17-2015 01:01 PM

When resawing on the bandsaw, which face is against the fence: the thinner piece being cut off, or the larger piece?

I have seen it both ways, and wonder which is best.

Thanks.


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SirIrb

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#1 posted 03-17-2015 01:03 PM

I would say thinnest to the fence for accuracy. If you get below 1/8” then flip it to avoid fence damage.

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Scott C.

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#2 posted 03-17-2015 01:36 PM

Thinest piece (or rather the veneer your slicing off) towards the fence, so you can make repeated cuts without moving the fence.

-- measure twice, cut once, swear and start over.

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rwe2156

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#3 posted 03-17-2015 04:49 PM

You’re all correct!!

I’ve cut veneer against the fence down to 1/16”.
Just for fun I’ve cut it down to just over 1/32” without teeth hitting the fence. :)

If one is worried about hitting the fence u could always line your fence with some UMHW or wood…..

Resawing is one of the most rewarding procedures, isn’t it?

Using bookmatched figured wood for sequential drawer fronts is to me so neat and it conserves a really nice board.

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#4 posted 03-17-2015 04:54 PM



You re all correct!!

I ve cut veneer against the fence down to 1/16”.
Just for fun I ve cut it down to just over 1/32” without teeth hitting the fence. :)

If one is worried about hitting the fence u could always line your fence with some UMHW or wood…..

- rwe2156

That’s what I’ve done. And you would want a taller resaw fence anyway than the stock one. So, just make it out of ply and you don’t have to worry about damaging the teeth.

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KellyB

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#5 posted 03-17-2015 05:11 PM

Thanks one and all. Pretty conclusive.

Now I’m off to make a proper fence, just proving the Murphy corollary: Whatever you would do, something else must be done first.

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daddywoofdawg

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#6 posted 03-18-2015 03:03 AM



Thanks one and all. Pretty conclusive.

Now I m off to make a proper fence, just proving the Murphy corollary: Whatever you would do, something else must be done first.

- KellyB


I spend as much time making jigs etc. as I do for the project. sometimes more.

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KellyB

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#7 posted 03-18-2015 12:06 PM


Thanks one and all. Pretty conclusive.

Now I m off to make a proper fence, just proving the Murphy corollary: Whatever you would do, something else must be done first.

- KellyB

I spend as much time making jigs etc. as I do for the project. sometimes more.

- daddywoofdawg

I’m glad you said that. Makes me feel much better knowing I’m not the only one.

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JeffP

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#8 posted 03-18-2015 12:18 PM

A rare opportunity to quote two things at once…

Right now I’m spending all of my time in the shop setting up new tools and building shop accessories….so that I can eventually build a jig.


...
Now I m off to make a proper fence, just proving the Murphy corollary: Whatever you would do, something else must be done first.

- KellyB

I spend as much time making jigs etc. as I do for the project. sometimes more.

- daddywoofdawg

I m glad you said that. Makes me feel much better knowing I m not the only one.

- KellyB


-- Last week I finally got my $*i# together. Unfortunately, it was in my shop, so I will probably never find it again.

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