I have a question for resawing. Which side of the blade do you have
your resaw piece? If you have a 4/4 board and you resaw 1/8" piece,
would this piece be located between the blade and the fence or would it
be on the outside of the blade opposite the fence? I have seen videos
where people have done it both ways. Is one way better/safer than the
other or is it just personal preference?
A couple of advantages of having the thin portion against the fence: if
you're doing multiple pieces at the same thickness, you don't have to
readjust the fence, and also you don't have to worry about whether or
not the sides of the board are parallel -- all the taper ends up on the
The "bmoses-nospam" address is valid; no unmunging needed.
I typically joint the board first, set the fence for slightly wider
than my finished thickness, and thickness plane the face that was
against the bandsaw blade smooth.
When doing multiple parts, I'll joint both sides of thick board (who
cares if the faces are parallel!), and cut both parts with the jointed
faces against the fence. The thick board can then be re-jointed for
Running the jointed faces against the fence has more to do with
preserving a reference face for planing than it does for ensuring a
I'm right-handed, so I prefer to direct the board with my right hand, using
my clumsy left to hold it to the pivot block on the right of the blade. I
rather suspect that the owner/user of a premade fence prefers it on the
other side, where it's stored out of the way.
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