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Offline Joe Hillmann

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Temperary resaw attachment
« on: May 09, 2014, 06:30:12 PM »
I have about 200 bdft of 1inch thick pine that I want to resaw in half.

All of the pine is 3 inches wide.  My plan is to cut a cant on the mill.  Once I get it squared up I plan to build a "tunnel"  on top of it that is just a bit over 3 inches wide and 1 inch tall that I can feed the boards into from the end.  The head will be at one end of the tunnel with the blade centered in it and I will be feeding the boards in from the other.  I figure it will work until I get to the last board which I won't be able to cut because I won't have any safe way to feet it into the saw. 

Is there any reason this set up wont work or can anyone recommend a better set up (keep in mind I only plan to saw about 200 bdft)

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Re: Temperary resaw attachment
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2014, 06:45:29 PM »
What kind of top roller are you planning to have to maintain uniformity and to evenly saw those boards that have a slight twist? 
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Re: Temperary resaw attachment
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2014, 06:52:46 PM »
I think you only need a "top" and "sides" on the tunnel just before the blade so anything with a twist will not bind.  The boards can be fed and someone taking the stock from the other end.  Then you can do the last board safely as you will not be anywhere near the blade.  There should probably be a feather board holding your stock down just before the blade.  Be sure to wax your guide boards so things will slide easier (unless you are using some UHMW plastic).
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Re: Temperary resaw attachment
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2014, 10:03:39 PM »
Too many irons in the fire

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