LumberJocks

Who here can cut a 0.015" perfect veneer? This guy can...

  • Advertise with us

« back to Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories forum

Forum topic by BandsawJeff posted 04-17-2018 03:31 PM 2021 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View BandsawJeff's profile

BandsawJeff

52 posts in 619 days


04-17-2018 03:31 PM

All I can say is impressive! I like his little micro adjusting block.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1Y-bUUz338


13 replies so far

View 000's profile

000

2859 posts in 1318 days


#1 posted 04-17-2018 05:05 PM

I’m a bit skeptical that it’s 1/64” thick.

View BandsawJeff's profile

BandsawJeff

52 posts in 619 days


#2 posted 04-17-2018 05:14 PM

If you pause the video at 3:15 it sure looks to me like the micrometer says 0.017”. A bit over a 1/64” but still…damn

View 000's profile

000

2859 posts in 1318 days


#3 posted 04-17-2018 05:20 PM



If you pause the video at 3:15 it sure looks to me like the micrometer says 0.017”. A bit over a 1/64” but still…damn

- BandsawJeff

No doubt it’s better than what I could cut, just looks thicker.

View tomd's profile

tomd

2207 posts in 4189 days


#4 posted 04-17-2018 05:39 PM

I am also very skeptical of 1/64 having just used some 1/64 veneer on my latest project it does not look that thin. Maybe someone needs to have their micrometer recalibrated. On 1/64” veneer held sideways you can not even detect thickness like you can in the video, 1/64” looks just like a dark line. I have cut 1/64” on small boards but as the wood gets larger it gets very difficult , the board in the video is rather small.

-- Tom D

View BandsawJeff's profile

BandsawJeff

52 posts in 619 days


#5 posted 04-17-2018 06:00 PM

Well to be honest guys I’m on the side on the micrometer…its very possible its 3 or 4 thou out but to me it sounds like you guys are suggesting its factions of an inch out. I can’t imagine it being that bad.
I’d trust the micrometer in the video over my eyes watching a slightly blurry video of a tiny veneer.
Regardless he measures the same thickness on both sides…even with a micrometer that is WAY out…still impressive.

View shipwright's profile

shipwright

8320 posts in 3217 days


#6 posted 04-17-2018 06:19 PM

That is an impressive video. However the Little Ripper is just a jig. It won’t make your band saw do what his band saw is doing. Even if it is 1/64 of an inch it is the saw blade, the band saw, and a lot of fine-tuning that is allowing him to make this cut.

A better question might be who wants to use 1/64” veneer? I find 1/42” to be a PITA.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese! http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

View BandsawJeff's profile

BandsawJeff

52 posts in 619 days


#7 posted 04-17-2018 06:28 PM

A few months ago I would have agreed with you shipwright. But that was before I saw this video;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4k-r5utmU2Q&t=7s
Basically it shows that the guides, setup, tension and blade don’t make any difference. None of the fine tuning matters!

But good point a 1/64” veneer is pretty much useless lol.


That is an impressive video. However the Little Ripper is just a jig. It won t make your band saw do what his band saw is doing. Even if it is 1/64 of an inch it is the saw blade, the band saw, and a lot of fine-tuning that is allowing him to make this cut.

A better question might be who wants to use 1/64” veneer? I find 1/42” to be a PITA.

- shipwright


View shipwright's profile

shipwright

8320 posts in 3217 days


#8 posted 04-17-2018 07:54 PM



A few months ago I would have agreed with you shipwright. But that was before I saw this video;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4k-r5utmU2Q&t=7s
Basically it shows that the guides, setup, tension and blade don t make any difference. None of the fine tuning matters!

But good point a 1/64” veneer is pretty much useless lol.

- BandsawJeff

OK, you (he) may have a point. One of the nasty things about getting old is that you forget things you used to know. :-)
I’ve seen that video too and until now I didn’t relate what he is saying to a past experience of mine. I thought I was dealing with a better blade but maybe it was just better technique.
Check out this blog I did four years ago. http://lumberjocks.com/shipwright/blog/40311

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese! http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

View Kazooman's profile

Kazooman

1325 posts in 2371 days


#9 posted 04-17-2018 08:23 PM

It is a nice jig (expensive) and some of the accompanying videos discussing band saw drift make some sense. However, he is cutting a piece of perfectly straight grained walnut. It cuts like butter and I bet it would work just fine using a fence. I would like to see an additional demonstration with some very hard and highly figured stock. Something that might have a bit more inclination to push or pull the blade off course a little. Success there would be impressive. Perhaps they have such a video on their website, or on YouTube, I am not inclined to go searching.

View Aj2's profile

Aj2

2321 posts in 2217 days


#10 posted 04-18-2018 01:55 AM

I could probably cut a thinner veneer on my Resaw Machine right now. A good blade makes a great bandsaw, then other things need to be right.Tires,fence, wood operator.

-- Aj

View Arlin Eastman's profile

Arlin Eastman

4259 posts in 2980 days


#11 posted 04-18-2018 02:53 AM

I like it and hope it will work for me and the vets to do some resawing for turning and some small logs on my Grizzly 17” cut that the VA bought me,

Thank you for the link.

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

View BandsawJeff's profile

BandsawJeff

52 posts in 619 days


#12 posted 04-18-2018 04:18 PM

OK, you (he) may have a point. One of the nasty things about getting old is that you forget things you used to know. :-)
I’ve seen that video too and until now I didn’t relate what he is saying to a past experience of mine. I thought I was dealing with a better blade but maybe it was just better technique.
Check out this blog I did four years ago. http://lumberjocks.com/shipwright/blog/40311

- shipwright

That post of yours is very interesting! Not to say the blades you were using were not great but I think your method had alot to do with it. Very neat.

View BandsawJeff's profile

BandsawJeff

52 posts in 619 days


#13 posted 04-18-2018 04:24 PM



It is a nice jig (expensive) and some of the accompanying videos discussing band saw drift make some sense. However, he is cutting a piece of perfectly straight grained walnut. It cuts like butter and I bet it would work just fine using a fence. I would like to see an additional demonstration with some very hard and highly figured stock. Something that might have a bit more inclination to push or pull the blade off course a little. Success there would be impressive. Perhaps they have such a video on their website, or on YouTube, I am not inclined to go searching.

- Kazooman

A little while ago I was in a veneer cutting challenge. We were all cutting an 8`tall piece of red oak. I`m not sure if that is `hard` enough to impress you but here`s the video :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InJWNpqeZGI&t=2s

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

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

HomeRefurbers.com