June 2021, leftover scraps of Ash, Box Project, maybe #1: Resaw work to start

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 06-03-2021 07:27 AM 731 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
no previous part Part 1 of June 2021, leftover scraps of Ash, Box Project, maybe series Part 2: Bring on the planes »

6 decent sized leftovers, problem being they are too thick…..3/4” would be nice for a large project….but not for a fancy little box. Solution would be to resaw them to 3/8” thickness. bandsaw more or less refuses such a job…..leaves more waves than the Mid Atlantic Ocean….hmmm

Ok, set up the rip fence on the tablesaw, and raise the blade as high as it can go….

Blade is 8-1/4”, that is all the saw can handle…boards are a might wider..

Decided to cut a kerf all around…

With the blade as centered as I could get it….one board was almost TOO narrow…a tad more, and there would be a problem…..the section between the blade and the rip fence would have dropped down into the saw….not good.

Next, select a saw to complete the rip cuts….hmmm..
Saw over on the right…a Disston D8, 5.5 ppi, 28” rip saw…..then try different ways to hold the boards still enough, for the saw to work…

Bench vise can open up just enough…

use this for the 3 shorter boards….one problem….saw down too far..

And run the risk of hitting the vise….these shorter boards tend to..”pop” open….for the longer boards, I want a bit more elbow room..

28” saw, you want to use the entire length on each stroke…I would get down to about 1-2” above that C clamp, stop, flip the board over, and finish the cut from the other direction…..well above that clamp…

Came out like this. soon had 6 small boards ( box ends?)

And 6 larger planks ( sides and lids?)

They all will need planed flat, before I get to cutting for a box. Nice Cardio Workout, beats driving down to Lowes, and BUYING some of their over-priced Red Oak Project Lumber…..I tend to prefer the Poplar stuff, anyway.

Still have a few pieces of 1/4” plywood ( bottoms?) that should do the job. IF I happen to need some thin “filler” strips….still have these in Ash…

Can be cut to any size or thickness….and according to how the grain needs to be….like for trim?

Stay tuned…..jack planes will be next. That 100 year old saw is back hanging on the tool box door..

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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