But the doctor can help cure the aftermath, whereas I cannot. Did the
include file not make it? The one with the disclaimers?
USE AT YOUR OWN RISK! I will not pay your Mastercard bill! ;-)
I used my old Makita portable planer to take paint off the rails and
skirts off a home built pool table. Worked fine and the blades were
perhaps a bit dulled by it, but not so much as to screw up the boards.
I wouldn't hesitate to try it on the baseboards.
a 'this old house' had something that looked like a biscuit jointer tool,
but with an exposed cutting blade out the bottom. it's used to take the
paint off house siding. it left a pretty smooth surface.
Congratulations on the chestnut. Resawing by hand is problematic
with that thin a piece of stock. You might be better off to strip
what paint you can, and then planing the surfaces to remove any
Dave in Fairfax
IMHO, unless the baseboards are at least 1" thick, don't resaw them..
who wants a 1/4 or 3/8 baseboard? it would look like woodgrained plastic glue
If you have a lot of base boards and are determined to resaw them, I'd suggest
looking into a local lumber yard of cabinet shop that does a lot of resawing,
and having them do it..
cheaper than buying a BS, unless you really need one, and if they screw it up,
well... they did, not YOU... YMMV
Please remove splinters before emailing
Oh, I wouldn't re-install it as 1/4" or 3/8" thick baseboard. I'd glue
it onto a cheaper substrate, like oak or pine or even MDF, and use _that_.
Happily, there is a lumber yard within walking distance. If they have a
bandsaw of the right capacity (that is, it can cut at least 8-12" high),
I'll ask if I can bring a piece for some test cuts.
I'm still thinking of ways of developing a framesaw jig for the project,
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