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Making Thin Wood: Resawing Lumber with a Band Saw

Sunday, February 7th, 2010

Resawing to make thin wood is simple in concept, but it comes with a few challenges as well.

Resawing to make thin wood is simple in concept, but it comes with a few challenges as well.

So you want 1/8″ thick exotic wood, or maybe thinner? Or slice a 3/4″ thick board into some 1/4″ thick pieces? It’s a common question from our customers.  “Can you slice a thicker board into numerous thinner boards?”  It’s a sensible question because it seems like a big waste of wood to plane a 3/4″ thick board to 1/4″.  So, sure, resawing is no problem.

Well . . . sort of.

Check out this great video from The Woodworkers Guild of America about resawing with your band saw.
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