|Forum topic by Sharpie||posted 06-21-2009 12:29 AM||1212 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
06-21-2009 12:29 AM
First post so let me introduce myself. I’m getting into woodworking a bit late in life but am rapidly getting addicted to it. I’ve been a boater most of life and when I got the urge to start building boats, I sort of needed to learn about woodworking, as I would like to build wood boats! Here’s the current project.
My first newbie question is about resawing. I’m trying to resaw 4” wide 1” thick black locust and while I’ve figured out the drift the saw just boggs down and gets reaaalll slow. Too slow to have me use it for the amount of wood I need to do. It is a Delta 14” bandsaw, 1 HP that I bought used. I upgraded it with Carter guide blocks and ratchet rod and a Timberwolf 1/2” resaw blade. Since it is a pretty new blade I’m thinking that it’s either a HP or traction issue??? The saw came with a spare 1.5HP motor, but the electrics don’t match up so I’ll have to figure out how to wire and mount it. Not sure why there would be two motors for one bandsaw, considering that they don’t look readily swapable.
Not sure if resawing with the bandsaw is even necessary. What about just doing it on the tablesaw?
-- Steve B http://otterwater.com/Sharpie.htm