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Forum topic by BrindleDog posted 01-10-2021 07:54 PM 412 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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BrindleDog

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01-10-2021 07:54 PM

Is something like this worth it without a bandsaw for resawing? Is resawing an option or is there a chance it would warp?

Just wonder what you guys think of his asking price and the usefulness of the material for a newb woodworker.

Thanks for any advice.


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jdh122

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#1 posted 01-10-2021 08:23 PM

By my calculation that’s a bit under $5 per board foot, which is hardly a steal for red oak. Price seems pretty decent for such thick wood, but not for one-inch boards. So even if you had a bandsaw I wouldn’t think it would be worth it, but without a bandsaw you’re going to be left ripping on a tablesaw and handsawing the middle or just handsawing the whole thing. I’d keep looking if I were you.

-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests

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#2 posted 01-10-2021 08:27 PM

[email protected] 6×6 x 5’ is 30 bf
8×6 x 6’ is 24 bf
54 bf total for $150 is under $3/bf, cheap.

Just checked the borg. 1×6 S4S flat sawn oak is $11/bf. Even using jdh122’s (you forgot the 2nd 6×6’s 15 bf) off estimate of $5/bf is under half of $11.

Of course you’re going to have to resaw & plane to get it to usable stock. A TS can usually rip 3” or 6” if you come at it from both sides.

Shops will typically charge $1-2/bf (YMMV) for resaw & plane so its still a good deal.

If you resaw it right and the 8×6 is plane sawn you might have a stack of QSWO 1×6’s when you’re done.

Lumber has been going through the roof.

If you got the tools, time, and space to mill it, its a good deal.

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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BrindleDog

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#3 posted 01-10-2021 08:29 PM

The board foot calculator I have says 54 Board feet.
At $150 that’s $2.78… but Madmark2 beat me to it.

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#4 posted 01-10-2021 08:37 PM

Well that’s 54 board feet. So at $150 it comes out to $2.77/ board foot. Not bad for oak in my area.
But if you don’t need 24/4 I would leave it alone.
I have a bandsaw that would handle the Resaw. But It is not that much different in price to just get the thickness I need. And my time to mill it myself is not really worth it.
Now if I needed an Oak fireplace mantle I would be all over it.
As a new woodworker, unless you needed the 24/4. Again I would leave it alone.
When I started out, I bought hit and miss boards at a cheaper price than what was pre milled. (trying to save a dime)
I learned real quick that I spent to much time milling. And I got a few bad boards, because they were rough, and I had not learned what to look for.
Today, I buy rough when it suits me, but I have learned what I am looking at now. Still tend to buy more milled wood vs rough.

-- John

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#5 posted 01-10-2021 09:38 PM

Brindle:
My calculator is in my head.

  • 1×6 is 1/2 bf per lf
  • 6×6 = 3 bf per lf, x 5’ = 15 bf, x2 pcs = 30 bf
  • 8×6 = 4 bf per lf, x 6’ = 24 bf
  • 30 + 24 = 54 bf
  • 54 bf > ($150 / 3) so $ per bf is under $3! by about 9%
  • 9% of $3 is $0.27, $3 – $0.27 ~ $2.75

They call me Jethro ‘cause of my cipher’n.

And yes, my calculator is faster than yours – and doesn’t need Wi-Fi! LOL

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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#6 posted 01-10-2021 09:48 PM

Looks like Ash to me.

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jdh122

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#7 posted 01-10-2021 09:56 PM

Ooops. Mark’s right, I missed the second 6×6. I’m with John though, I’d still pass. If you’re looking at Cincinnati CL, maybe this is not too far from you: https://crlumber.com/price-list/ They have 1-inch red oak for $3.10, white oak for $4.40. Seems like pretty small savings for a lot of work. Plus you’ll get better quality: there are some serious knots in those beams, see photos 3, 5, 6: https://cincinnati.craigslist.org/mat/d/blanchester-oak-wood/7259844727.html

-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests

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#8 posted 01-10-2021 09:59 PM


Brindle:
My calculator is in my head.

  • 1×6 is 1/2 bf per lf
  • 6×6 = 3 bf per lf, x 5 = 15 bf, x2 pcs = 30 bf
  • 8×6 = 4 bf per lf, x 6 = 24 bf
  • 30 + 24 = 54 bf
  • 54 bf > ($150 / 3) so $ per bf is under $3! by about 9%
  • 9% of $3 is $0.27, $3 – $0.27 ~ $2.75

They call me Jethro cause of my cipher n.

And yes, my calculator is faster than yours – and doesn t need Wi-Fi! LOL

- Madmark2


I’m so impressed.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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BrindleDog

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#9 posted 01-10-2021 10:07 PM

My wife stopped me before I could go any further. I agree that it seems like a lot of work and not worth the time milling it.

Thanks for the link jdh122.

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#10 posted 01-10-2021 11:39 PM



Looks like Ash to me.
- LeeRoyMan

Yep.

-- “Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something.” – Plato

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BrindleDog

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#11 posted 01-10-2021 11:57 PM

What are you looking at to identify it as Ash?

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#12 posted 01-10-2021 11:58 PM

I’m also seeing what looks like worm holes in the wood (powder post beetle). The inside could be full of them or at least their tunnels.

-- Les B, Oregon

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