A Resaw Adventure #2: Rotate

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by bandit571 posted 09-14-2021 11:53 PM 392 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: A back story Part 2 of A Resaw Adventure series no next part

To complete the cut…left the plywood spacer in place….what was the top is now the bottom.

Start here….the saw is about..100+ years old….Disston No. D8…where the “8” is inside of the “D”...5-1/2 ppi, 28” long…big saw… Once it gets going, a spray of sawdust shoots out, all over the place. At about the 3 minute mark..

A nice steady…not too fast, not too slow ….had to stop for a bit, switched the hands around, so I was sawing with my left about the 5 minute..

Things started to bind a bit….to make it easier, I added that strip of Ash….another couple strokes..POP..and no more could be made…resaw was complete…
Set the 2 halves out on the bench…

Not too bad? Once the knee allows it, I’ll plane these two smooth and flat….edges need work, ends need squared…the usual stuff….have a smaller piece of scrap to resaw..

maybe next time I can get down the stairs to the shop?

Had to be careful, when hanging up the saws, when I was done…

Rip saw wanted to argue about it…and bounced lightly onto my arm….ow….

It got hung up, anyway. other saw is the D-112 ( I think..might be a 115? ) and is a very good cross cut saw.

Stay tuned..might see what I can build with this mess….

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

2 comments so far

View robscastle's profile


8231 posts in 3420 days

#1 posted 09-15-2021 05:00 PM

Bandits first brush with the Saw
He fought the saw and the saw one!

-- Regards Rob

View robscastle's profile


8231 posts in 3420 days

#2 posted 09-15-2021 05:01 PM

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics