491 Resawing options

September 15, 2012

I’ve been doing a lot of resawing lately in my workshop. Not for the purpose of making my own veneers instead it’s all about milling thin stock for the boxes I’m making for my wife’s photography clients (shameless plug…www.shuttersam.com).

It’s all about the kerfs!

Resawing thick stock into thinner pieces is a great way to save materials and money too! As a beginning woodworker my assumption was that thin stock, anything thinner than 3/4″, was a rare item and either you settled for the warped and over-priced stuff at the home center or you repeatedly ran the stock through a thickness planer until it was the dimension you desired. Then one day the light bulb went off (actually I read an article) and I discovered resawing.

In today’s episode, I’ll share with you a few options I’ve experimented with when it comes to resawing. I’ve tried it on the tablesaw and I’ve had some success with a handsaw, but my preferred way is on the bandsaw. And even that has changed slightly over the past year. Regardless of which route you choose for whatever reason; limited tools, experience or self-loathing, learning to resaw can open a whole new set of options for you in the shop and with your projects.

Items mentioned in today’s show:
Kreg Precision Bandsaw Fence – Woodcraft.com or Highland Woodworking
Kreg Resaw Guide – Woodcraft.com or Highland Woodworking
Magswitch Resaw Guide – Woodcraft.com
Wood Slicer Resaw Band Saw Blade – Highland Woodworking

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  1. R.G.Daniel says:

    Did your Kreg fence fit your Steel City Saw easily, or were modifications required? I have the same bandsaw, and while I generally like it just fine, I HATE the stock fence…

  2. Bruce Beatty says:

    Matt, great information. I just wanted to say I was fortunate enough to win one of your woodslicer bandsaw blades. It is the best resaw blade I have ever used. Thank you so much. Bruce

  3. Jimmy Buder says:

    This is what you need: http://www.lagunatools.com/bandsaw-driftmaster Its a wonderful peace of hardware.

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