How to Resaw on the Bandsaw
Make thin boards safely, easily, and with little waste
Synopsis: You can move beyond the standard lumber dimensions and open a wealth of design options by learning to resaw thick stock on the bandsaw. For instance, you can slice a board in half to create book-matched panels; you can slice extrathin stock for dividers and delicate boxes; and you can cut your own veneers to get the most from a prized plank of figured wood. Contributing editor Lonnie Bird explains the steps necessary to resaw successfully: Start with the right blade; adjust the table and guides; add a tall fence to support wide stock. Included are tips for slicing long stock or thin veneers.
Resawing thick stock on the bandsaw to create thinner lumber or veneer offers a variety of benefits to woodworkers. It not only allows you to move beyond the standard lumber dimensions available at lumberyards and home centers, but it also opens all sorts of design…