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#1 posted 05-02-2018 11:00 PM

Logs tend to crack as they dry so the best
general approach is to saw the logs into
boards as soon as possible after the tree
is felled. Painting the ends of the logs
can lengthen the time you have before they
crack.

If you want boards thinner than 4/4 the
best approach is probably to saw the log
into perhaps 8/4 boards and dry them,
then saw thinner when the wood is dry.

That’s for boards suitable for furniture. If
you are sawing up smaller boughs for
making boxes and small things of course
you could cut the wood thinner the first
time.

A basic skip-tooth 1/2” 3tp rip blade should
get you started. They can be resharpened
with a dremel-type tool on a cradle by inverting
the blade on the saw and grinding the gullets.
This gradually reduces the tooth set to where
the blade may not work so well resawing
wet wood.


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