I've been reading the archives searching for information on resawing
as I've never owned, but am about to buy, a bandsaw. I am interested
in the group's opinion of buying a bandsaw with resaw capacity greater
than the width of my jointer. (6") If the board I am resawing is
wider than my 6" jointer, can I use a slave board on my planer and
make a face good enough to put against my resaw fence? Any and all
email@example.com (Ron Robinson) wrote in message
It sounds like your question is how to joint a board more than 6"
Some people do have methods for using a sled and shims to use the
planer sort of like a jointer. I have never had much success with
this method myself. I usually either rip the board to multiple 6"
widths, joint them, and edge glue. If I don't want to leave a visible
seam then I'll joint the board by hand using a handplane, and then
send it through the planer.
My 14" bandsaw has a riser kit but I don't often resaw past 6". The
jobs I do most on my bandsaw are ripping rough lumber, sawing curves,
and resawing veneer for marquetry.
Hope that helps.
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