Published at Monday, November 19th 2018. by Adelisa Legrand in Industrial Machinery.
Band saw Re-sawing
Cut logs into‐lumber, create narrow boards from thick and cut your personal veneer. Maybe you need to cut 3/4-in.-dense material down to 3/8 in., and create veneer from that one valuable figured board. Or maybe you need to get useful lumber from a gorgeous piece of wood in your firewood pile. The talent that creates this possible is re sawing. Although it fair plain baffles some woodworkers, once you receive the hang of it, you’ll be surprised at what you can do, even on a little band saw. Here’s what you need to create it all happen: blade selection, shop-made jigs, setup and cutting tips.
One great reason: money. If you need thin inventory for small boxes or drawers, it’s a lot cheaper to create your own than to buy it. Some wood dealers actually create narrow
stock by planning down 4/4 material, so it ends up being more costly to buy less wood! With wood values going through the
roof, creating veneer can stretch your woodworking dollars. Cutting veneer on your band‐saw can alteration one bd. ft. of precious, costly wood into six sq. ft. of veneer. You could create a project entirely from a tree felled in your own yard.
Blade selection and more Just about any band saw will do acceptable re-sawing. For example, all the cuts made in this story were done on an inexpensive, 14-in. band saw with a 3/4-hp motor.
All we did to the saw was add a riser block to increase its capability. Decided, pushing a saw too firm can swamp it down, or even current a circuit breaker. Consequently take it relaxed. If you plan to do lots of re-sawing, see below for more on greater and souped-up machines.
Usage the widest blade your saw can handle:
1/2 in. or 3/4 in. for most saws. Wide blades create it simple to cut a straight line. Look for a blade with four teeth per inch and a hook tooth pattern. The curved teeth give you great crops (the valleys among the teeth) to clear the sawdust from the cut and help the blade track cool. Heat is a blade’s biggest enemy. Re-sawing thrusts your saw’s motor to the max, so create it simple on your saw through continuously using a sharp blade.
A supplementary table aids and is a must for cutting logs. Re-sawing also requires a barrier. Some band saw manufacturers have barriers available for their saws ($75 to $100), or you can make one. The barrier should be high enough to support the material you’re cutting and adjustable to compensate for blade drift.
Don’t forget dust collection. Re-sawing products lots of dirt also it's typically pretty fine. Certainly, dust assortment attachments on most band saws aren't great, but whatsoever you have is better than nothing. If you discovery lots of dust accumulation on your tires, unplug the saw and clean the tires with a rag moisturized with mineral spirits. Clean tires help your saw perform better.
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