: Has anyone here used hand saws to do resawing? I am considering a
: bandsaw for resawing to cut 6/4 stock down the 1/2" stock, mostly
: cherry for a while, but have wondered about using a Japanese ripping
: saw with like 6 teeth to the inch.
Yes, I have, of a sort. I had about a half-dozen 8'-6x6 aspen timbers that
I needed to rip to 3x6 earlier this summer. I made cuts on opposite faces
of the timbers with a circular saw, then finished the cuts by hand. I used
a nice, old Disston D-8 rip saw that I found on Jon Zimmers' website
(matched the D-8 crosscut I got from my dad).
I think the depth of cut on my circular saw is about 2-1/4 inches, so I
think I had about 1-1/2 inches of material to saw by hand. With the sawing
and a bit of planing, I think I spent about 20 minutes per timber. It
was pretty sweaty work, and, since these were for landscaping, I could
leave them in somewhat rough shape.