Not really. It applies to a specific action. It may seem vague and ambiguous to
someone who doesn't know that specific action or the reasons for it, but it is
quite specific. Resawing does not mean crosscutting or ripping for the second,
third or 58th time. It means cutting wood on the face grain to produce thinner
sections of wood. Period, or at least so far as I know. I've never heard or
seen another explanation for it.
Why? Seems to me resawing, which I was doing earlier today to a piece of
chinaberry wood, is perfectly descriptive.
But it doesn't mean that, as you found out. It is specific. It is useful
.>hen I found out what it refers to, I thought it was pretty
As far as I know. Why do you feel it's silly? Because you started out not
knowing what it means? Does that mean the phrase "Platonic Dialogues" is pretty
silly because I began my Platonic readings without knowing what they are?
"Take care of the luxuries and the necessities will take care of themselves."
May be more one's frame of reference. The term is that descriptive of the
operation as to be instantly recognizable as soon as you realize the
I first heard the term in a shop class as a kid ... in answer to my remark
about what a waste it was to plane down a board to the desired thickness ...
the very second the word itself was uttered by the shop teacher it was
Resawing is not necesssarily relegated to the bandsaw. It is was once
commonly done by hand, often using a bowsaw, which was my first experience
with it, and can also be accomplishedl, with size limitations, on the table
Holy toledo! I guess I need to learn how to designate the "tone" of my
As Swingman correctly interpreted in one of his responses, I meant the
question rhetorically to sort of poise the OP into trying to visualize what
it could mean. Whoever took offense, oh well.
Tom: as you see I did try to answer your question, hopefully it made some
sense to you. This was one thread of crap I didn't see coming and
definitely didn't mean to instigate.
It was not your fault, Mike ... and I hereby apologize for my part in it,
particularly to gabriel.
Twas no excuse that I been sitting here all damn morning waiting on a
delivery of redwood for a commissioned piece ... idle hands bring on the
... and it just showed up. Back to work!
No worries, man. Honestly, I think you made a lot more sense in your
responses than some of the others. I guess it just amazes me that people
take so much time to "whine". As if it makes a difference hehe.
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