I have cut some lumber out of black locust firewood. When just fine, cuts
it like butter.
A friend had a black walnut tree taken down. I got the tree guy to leave me
a 4' piece of the 4' diameter trunk. Well, actually he sold it to me, cut
in half, for $30.
I split it up into manageable pieces and then tried cutting it. My band saw
just won't do it. Even at a really slow feed rate it goes to a 30 degree
drift (on the black locust it was dead straight) and then it just binds up.
I am only trying to cut a 5" thick piece.
Obviously I am doing something really wrong, but what? Okay, it is not the
right blade (1/2" 4tpi) but it worked fine on the black locust.
Any help would be appreciated, or it becomes expensive firewood.