bandsaw #4: It's Resaw Recycling Time

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Blog entry by twokidsnosleep posted 08-28-2010 06:35 AM 1254 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: Putzing around with the GO555P Part 4 of bandsaw series Part 5: Back to school pencil boxes »

I wanted a bandsaw to cut up wood into usable lumber.
Now I am starting really small, but have had some initial success with the GO555P.
So lets have a look.
Pile of cedar fencing I had to replace due to rot at the bases

I zipped them through the bandsaw and planed one side and one edge square, then resawed. Here is what I came up with

I had better success with dust control and I wore a 3M N95 mask….I didn’t smell the cedar until I took off the mask. My home made cyclone did ok…still need a bigger system.
Then I did some finish planing to get the boards ready for box-work. The Lie-Nielsen planes etc are new and wonderful to work with. My bench hook helped a lot as well.

Larger pics at photobucket site if you are interested:

All in all it went much smoother than my first effort. I was ready to chuck out all that cedar fencing as I have been removing old rotted areas. Now I can recycle that wood and make it useful again.
Cheers, Scott

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#1 posted 08-28-2010 01:05 PM

Nice work.

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#2 posted 08-28-2010 08:59 PM

great work
and recicling is some of the best to do :-) (nearly)

Take care

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#3 posted 08-29-2010 04:43 AM

Thanks guys.
Talk about recycling, I cleaned out the entire garage today, hauled everything onto the driveway and vacuumed like a madman. Threw out waste and recycled plastic, steel and cardboard. Lots of unorganized junk.
It looked wonderfully spacious until I had to put all the non woodworking crap back in.
I either need a bigger space or two less kids.

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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