Wednesday, January 4, 2012

See Me Resaw

So I'm building a little box and need some thin stock since its small. I've got some smaller pieces of black walnut, but it's too thick, a little over an inch. I look at the band saw but its set up with another blade and I don't feel like changing it. Hmmm.... I look a the board, the vise and I grab a 4 1/2 point rip from the till.



I was feeling kind of wild so I didn't even draw a line. I just marked around half of the board with a divider and started the saw there. Made sure to cut straight down the end grain and off I went. That's my 4 1/2 point Keen Kutter in the above photo. Cutting was a bit slower than I thought it should be so I switched to my 5 point D8. Now we were moving, apparently the Keen Kutter could use a sharpening session  and more rake to boot.


There I am getting near the end. I don't really know if there is some technique to finishing properly but what I did was turn the board around and start the other direction. The saw gods were smiling upon me since I was able to get the cuts lined right up without much issue.

For those wondering the board was 6 in wide by 28 in long and it took me 14 minutes to cut it from end to end.

2 comments:

  1. Probably would have taken you that long to change out the band saw blade, and make the cut,

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  2. My thoughts pretty much. Changing band saw blades is pretty low on list of things I like to do. I'd definitely resaw by hand again for a small project.

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