After thoroughly dulling a brand new 1/2" 3tpi Timber Wolfe bandsaw blade
(resawing green oak firewood) I searched for a DIY way to resharpen it.
I found this by the woodgears guy... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wht-30Oh4zQ
Buy a new blade.
How did you dull it. My TW blades don't dull that easily. Not unless I
hit metal in the wood...
As a matter of Fact today I had a Carter blade on resawing 5" hard
maple. It wouldn't cut easily. Put my TW on, and it cut like butter.
Love that blade.
On 5/2/2012 5:33 PM, Spalted Walt wrote:
On Wed, 02 May 2012 17:43:50 -0400, tiredofspam <nospam.nospam.com> wrote:
I did. An $11 1/2" 2tpi .032" thick from woodcraftbands.com
It's not listed on their website but the fellow I talked to said they make them
and he highly reccomended I try that on green wood instead of the 1/2" 3tpi
.025" thick blade that I was going to order from them. It worked great.
I don't understand. I have sawed green wood many times.
It's actually not bad on the blades. Green wood cuts pretty easy since
it is not hardened.
I keep calling the Olson Carter since TWC used to bundle carter and
olson products on a deal.
Actually, I guess re-purposed firewood would be a more correct term. I had some
red oaks cut down and I split the majority of them up into firewood. I sawed
(chain saw) 6 pieces of the trunks that were straight and limb-free, from 18"
to 22" in diameter, into 22" to 24" lengths. I then quartered those with my log
splitter, making them into "split chunks"? <g>
I got the idea of how to go about resawing them on my bandsaw from this video.
He's milling round logs (mine were quartered and shorter) and he's using a much
I cut a piece 1/2" scrap ply, 25" X 9", drilled a series of holes through the
ply and ran 1.25" dry wall screws through the ply into the sapwood near the bark
of the firewood. It worked surprisingly well! Except it dulled the heck of the
Timber Wolfe blade after about 15 cuts.
There are other variations of resawing firewood out there:
Yea, years ago (2006?) I was in the market for a saw chain sharpener and looked
at the HF model. It must have been their 'first generation' model because they
were not as beefy as their current offering. I ended up buying this Oregon clone
I think I only paid like $80 for it back then though.
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