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Posted on Need someone to resaw a beam but no one will help me!

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drewnahant

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#1 posted 03-21-2011 11:35 PM

It is a project for the wife? perfect reason to get a bigger bandsaw! Wish I could help, but Im not in the area, the main reason that mills dont want to touch the stuff is fear of old metal imbedded in the wood. Even the tiniest piece of a nail broken off in the wood can chip their blades and force them to resharpen, most mills will calculate the cost of this downtime, labor, and lost life on the blade at a couple hundred dollars. There is also the obvious reason, it is a small job, why would they shut down their operation for a minute to do your tiny job.

It is unfortuante that people are so concerned with efficiency and profit that they cannot take 5 minutes at the end of their day to help out a fellow woodworker, but its true. Your best bet is to look for a fellow woodworker with a large bandsaw, if they are friendly a case of beer and some good conversation will pay for the time, otherwise $50 seems fair to me. You might try putting an ad on craigslist, most of us woodworkers are on there looking for odd jobs, old tools, and old lumber.

good luck, and dont let that beautiful reclaimed lumber go to waste.


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