The way Xopher does it was the way my old shop teacher used to do it 35
years ago. I am not that proficient with welding or silver soldering,
but I know many that are. We are looking at a blade welder from a
couple of different places, one that we can all pitch in on to buy.
One of our merry band swears by his welding efforts, and we are
thinking that if we had a machine that would butt weld we could all do
You can find 100' coils of blades, and all kinds of quality cut for
lenght blades like Lenox, Olson, etc, on EBAY (look here for example...
all the time. All sizes, widths, types, everything is there.
You can get a welder for about $175, and anneal with a torch. NOW you
are saving some serious dough. The blades you find may not be
Woodslicers, but not on that example above there are 5 Lenox 3/4" X
3tpi blades in this group... do the math.. how much would those blades
alone cost you? And as the man says, buy 'em, and cut the size you
need out of what you get.
However, that being said, if these guys back out I will not buy a
welder and coil stock for myself. I don't do enough resawing at this
point to make it worthwhile.