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How to Resaw Wood Without a Bandsaw



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hello friends today we've reached the

long piece of wood without using a

bandsaw

stay tuned I'm Christopher the Midwest

man mountain and I believe that

woodworking and gardening are two of the

best ways to be sustainable creative and

achieve a sense of purpose thank you for

watching I have here a piece of maple

that's about 3/4 of an inch thick and

five inches wide what am I going to do

if I don't have a bandsaw and the

maximum cut depth of my table saw is

three inches well let's go find out to

begin with let's cross cut this board to

a more manageable length in my case I'm

going to do eighteen inches

let's take a closer look at this board

from its maximum height and the maximum

plunge depth of the blade we can see

that the board comes in at five and a

quarter inches and let's see how high

this blade goes the maximum plunge depth

of the blade is just about three inches

now three times two is six so

theoretically I could cut this board in

half doing two swipes however three

inches of material is a lot of wood to

hog out at the end of a board so what

we're going to do instead is make

incremental cuts and the wood passes

through the blade it tends to squeeze in

and itself so when you're restoring on a

table saw it's important to have some

sort of splitter at the end in my case

I'm going to reattach the riving knife

so that as the wood goes through the new

opening is caught between here and I

can't pinch itself causing extra tension

and the possibility for kickback on the

actual saw blade I'm operating today

with a full curved blade so that means

the thickness is one eighth of an inch

the wood is three quarters of an inch

3/4 minus 1/8 is 5/8 that gives me five

waves of material to cut in half 5/8

divided by 2 is 5/16 and that's what I'm

going to set my table saw fence to using

a push thick on the top and my hand to

keep consistent inward pressure on the

bottom of the board I'm going to advance

the board over the blade and increase

the height that steady intervals about

half an inch at a time as it goes across

I'm going to flip the board keeping one

side up against the fence consistently

for each cut

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having made our final passes through the

table saw you can see that we have a

much more manageable portion here to cut

this is just over one inch worth of

material so there are a couple things

that you can do three come to mind if

you're very adventurous you can cut the

rest of the top of your table saw I

cannot do that with the board this stick

because it's too variable you can

already see how the ends are pinching in

I really don't want one of these sides

to fall down and my hand to hit the

blade or me to get kickback from the

board or there to be some sort of

binding that's just too concerning for

me so what I'm going to do next is put

this here in the bikes and I could

either cut this entire thing with a

handsaw or in my case I'm going to use a

reciprocating saw going to make very

quick work of it I'm going to make the

first cut with a handsaw just those

there's something for this play to get a

hold of and then finish the rest of it

mechanically

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and just like that what ah you're done

the thickness of the blade on my

reciprocating saw was very thin it was

just over a sixteenth of an inch so you

can see that right here in particular

there's almost the lip that goes up that

was one inch thick that's fine from here

you can take this you can run it through

a thickness planer you can take a hand

plane to it you can stand it if you're

very adventurous there are a lot of ways

to finish it up and on this side you can

see I made just a little bit of a

mistake by rushing and the solve for my

reciprocating saw cut in just a little

bit a fraction maybe a 64th desiccate

some Finn will take that out this is a

great technique for book matching wood

if you want to make something look very

nice in a box in particular so really is

a great way to get more material from

one piece if you don't need to use 3/4

of an inch and you don't want to use a

thickness player to get rid of you know

half an inch and just give you a bunch

of sauna so what are the techniques do

you use to resell wood not using a band

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