what does it sound like?
Ok, I'll tell you. Let's say you have a 1" thick piece of wood, but you
need 1/2" thick wood. Rather than using a thickness planer and wasting half
the stock, you can slice the wood in half (according to it's thickness) and
end up with 2 pieces. There are a lot of neat things you can do with this,
guys, guys! Mike took the time to answer the OP's question! Cut him
some slack for his phrasing; I've not known him to be rude and I'd bet
he didn't mean his question to come off as you thought. He is one of
the most good-natured posters here.
Mike asked a pertinent question in addressing the OP's query itself, the
only snide content of which was in your and gabriel's mind. He then followed
it up with a precise explanation which contributed to the OP's
understanding, something which neither of you bothered to do.
Mike's question was not "pertinent", nor was it helpful. I would wager that
Tom's lumber has been sawn three times (at least), in orthogonal planes,
when he got it. In which case ripping and crosscutting could also be
intrepreted as resawing. Further, gabriel's and DarlyRos's replies were to
Mike, not to Tom.
The question was indeed "pertinent", providing a much better understanding
of the concept if you mentally answer the rhetorical question, and give it
If his following explanation was not "helpful", a dictionary would then be
Exactly ... and they both took unnecessary exception to MIke's perfectly
That's not very nice. Lots of people, including myself, have had to inquire
about its meaning here an in other forums. Once you find out what it means the
name makes sense in retrospect, but without an explanation I don't think it's a
self-evident phrase at all.
The term resawing is vague and ambiguous. Hasn't most lumber we bring home
been already sawed once or twice? I would think the action of cutting face
grain using a bandsaw would have a more descriptive term, like we have for
crosscutting and ripping.
When I first became interested in woodworking, the term resawing made no
sense to me other then cutting the same piece of wood more then once, with
any kind of saw. When I found out what it refers to, I thought it was pretty
silly. So, is resawing the only term we have for cutting face grain?
Enquiring minds want to know!
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