4" wide, or 4" thick?
If wide, I don't understand the problem.
If thick, I have used a ts on the top and on the bottom, and then cut the
web out with a handsaw or a bs. Of course if your wood is 4" thick and 10"
wide, that will not be a great solution.
Hello... Conner??? Are you there? Folks need your input so that they can
make the proper suggestions. Drop a line to one or all of these posts.
Response is always appreciated. No flame intended.
(apologies for the top-post - just trying to get OPs attention.)
A few years ago, I needed to cut 1x8 lumber into two thinner boards, for
bending to fit a curved window frame. I didn't own a bandsaw, and my old
Craftsman table saw is limited to about a 2-1/2" cut. The boards were also
ten feet long, which would have made hand cutting a lot of work.
After evaluating my options, I chose to buy a second board for $40 and use
my surface planer to plane the two boards down to the 1/4 inch I needed. I
hated reducing 1/2" of each board to planer shavings, but it was still the
cheapest option I had available. And, the results actually turned out very
Today I would use my new Grizzly G0555 bandsaw (with riser block) to resaw
the boards. But, at the time I couldn't afford to buy a new tool. Sometimes
you just have to make do with the tools you have.
A couple of other thoughts....
1. Rip the boards into a size that will fit your bandsaw. Resaw the boards
to the desired thickness, then edge glue them back together.
2. Use your tablesaw to cut as deeply as you can down each edge. Then go
back and complete the cut with a handsaw. The two cuts will help guide the
Sorry folks working all weekend. Thanks for the advice I think cutting
the 8" wide x 4" boards each side and finishing with a handsaw is the
best option. And as for $40 boards try $200 by the time the redwood
travels across the Atlantic to Ireland. Thanks for the help.
$200 a board? Ouch. When you start getting into those prices, it starts
making financial sense to buy a bandsaw, unless this is a one time deal.
In my case, an extra $40 board was a lot cheaper than investing $500 in a
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