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Posted on Need help with resawing ideas

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#1 posted 03-16-2018 07:06 PM

9.5 inches of red oak will test “cheap” band saws and probably result in a bad cut. Controlling 14’ while resawing is also a challenge.

Best bet is to get a reasonable quality saw (one you can “grow” with) or find a buddy willing to cut it for you.

Alternatively you can resaw with a table saw and rip blade, raising the blade incrementally while cutting the board along the edges. This should (with a 10” saw) get you a kerf about 1/2 way through. At this point it is fairly easy to finish the cut accurately with a hand saw.

With either saw method you will need a way to smooth out the fresh sawn surface.

Red oak is relatively inexpensive, it may be easiest of all to just buy lumber in the thickness you need and keep this thicker stuff for a time when you can use it as-is.

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