Building Falling Waters Lamps #3: Let'r Rip!

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Blog entry by HerbC posted 05-04-2011 04:24 AM 7867 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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So, I built the resaw fence yesterday. I got off work a bit early this afternoon and decided to resaw the lumber for the shades.

The lumber is a full inch thick and eleven inches wide. My initial plan was to rip as deep as I could on the tablesaw and then use a handsaw to finish the rip. So I started by cutting the lumber to reasonable lengths and then making the first cuts:

Well, after ripping as deeply as possible I attacked the remaining portion of the cut with my trusty pull saw. Wellllllllll, that turned into too much work to quickly. I determined that if I used the handsaw to cut the remaining five inches that it would only take me forty-two days to finish the resaw operation. Not a good plan!

I decided that since the lumber was going to be ripped into two pieces for each lamp that I’d cut the 11” wide boards into 5 1/2” wide boards and then finish the resaw. Of course since I had the resaw fence set up on the tablesaw that meant I had to use my circular saw to rip the boards…

After ripping the boards I finished resawing them.

More in a little bit.

Be Careful!


-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!"

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