|Forum topic by cmonSTART||posted 07-06-2009 01:43 AM||827 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
07-06-2009 01:43 AM
I’m very new to resawing stock. The stock I’m using is flat sawn red oak which does move a bit when working it. I’ve found I need to be very careful and sneak up on my cuts with this stuff to keep things straight.
Now I can thickness this stuff down and I may have to joint it once halfway through just to straighten things up again as the wood moves. It does move, but not too much. Now I just tried to resaw a piece of the same stock on my bandsaw and the stuff warped so much it nearly bound up my bandsaw, twisted until it wasn’t even usable anymroe without significant jointing (too much to have any stock left to work with), and just moved a ton.
Here is my question for the wiser woodworkers here: Is there a difference in the amount or degree to which wood will move depending on whether you saw it to half its width, or thickness plane it? What I found doing this seems to support a big difference, but it doesn’t make sense in my head. You’re still removing half it’s width and supposedly restressing the stock in the same way.
Does this make sense to anyone?