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Forum topic by bwad40 posted 11-28-2018 05:04 PM 393 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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bwad40

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11-28-2018 05:04 PM

Hello,

So I am trying to make my own veneer for a school project but I think I have any issue with my setup. Whenever I cut, my blade drifts inward towards my fence making my veneered piece useless. Does anyone see what I might have wrong? Not sure if it is my blade or if I need to adjust the tension on the band saw itself.


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Julian

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#1 posted 11-28-2018 05:08 PM

There are several good videos on how to properly set up a bandsaw (on YouTube). It could be your blade is not set properly on the wheels, or a dull blade, or a few other things.

-- Julian

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Rink

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#2 posted 11-28-2018 05:43 PM

I’ve been going through the same thing. You can check out some of the suggestions on my thread. I got distracted with some woodturning for now, but I’ve ordered a new Iturra spring. Once it comes and I try to resaw again, I’ll post my results.

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bwad40

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#3 posted 11-28-2018 06:11 PM

Thanks guys! I will checkout that thread and the YouTube video on tune up. I am thinking that it is my dull blade.

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#4 posted 11-28-2018 06:27 PM

I always start with a new blade for important resawing. I’m resawing Cherry at 3/32 for curved laminations. When I’m done I’ll take this blade off and put on a general purpose blade.
Save a good resaw blade for resawing.
I said resawing four times in one post new record. Me :)

-- Aj

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HokieKen

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#5 posted 11-28-2018 06:31 PM

If you think your blade might be dull, your blade is dull. And you’ll never get good veneer with a dull blade.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#6 posted 11-28-2018 06:34 PM


I always start with a new blade for important resawing. I’m resawing Cherry at 3/32 for curved laminations. When I’m done I’ll take this blade off and put on a general purpose blade.
Save a good resaw blade for resawing.
I said resawing four times in one post new record. Me :)

- Aj2

A resaw repeat :)

+1 on the sharp blade. Also use one designed for resawing with a variable pitch tooth pattern, hooked teeth and as wide as your saw can handle.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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