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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 7:33 am    Post subject: Cutting process and accuracy Reply with quote

So I recently purchased some wood to start my build. It's rough cut 1x6x16ft

When it comes to cutting strips from the raw wood, is a table saw cut good enough?

The use of a planner and joiner, is it just acquiring the proper thickness with the plainer sufficient or is the joiner necessary as well?

For those of you who built from rough cut, what was the process you used to cut and finish a component before assembly?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

- Rich


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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 8:02 am    Post subject: Cutting process and accuracy Reply with quote

Table saw fine if accurate. Measure twice cut once. NEW BLADE take your time. Worked for me. You're going to need lots more wood

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So I recently purchased some wood to start my build. It's rough cut 1x6x16ft

When it comes to cutting strips from the raw wood, is a table saw cut good enough?

The use of a planner and joiner, is it just acquiring the proper thickness with the plainer sufficient or is the joiner necessary as well?

For those of you who built from rough cut, what was the process you used to cut and finish a component before assembly?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

- Rich






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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 9:14 am    Post subject: Cutting process and accuracy Reply with quote

I rough cut with table saw then used my planer...

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So I recently purchased some wood to start my build. It's rough cut 1x6x16ft

When it comes to cutting strips from the raw wood, is a table saw cut good enough?

The use of a planner and joiner, is it just acquiring the proper thickness with the plainer sufficient or is the joiner necessary as well?

For those of you who built from rough cut, what was the process you used to cut and finish a component before assembly?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

- Rich






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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 10:17 am    Post subject: Cutting process and accuracy Reply with quote

Rich,
I cut all my own Sitka spruce from rough 1x6 and 2x6 boards. I used my jointer to get one side smooth, then cut everything with my table saw. I made everything 1/8" oversized, then ran them through my planer to get exact dimensions I needed. It took a little time but I enjoyed it.

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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 4:09 pm    Post subject: Cutting process and accuracy Reply with quote

Brian,
Where did you buy the rough cut Sitka?
Ben
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I cut all my own Sitka spruce from rough 1x6 and 2x6 boards. I used my jointer to get one side smooth, then cut everything with my table saw. I made everything 1/8" oversized, then ran them through my planer to get exact dimensions I needed. It took a little time but I enjoyed it.

Brian
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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2017 3:12 am    Post subject: Cutting process and accuracy Reply with quote

I used rough lumber and sawed it with a table saw.  Everything worked well.  I don't even know what a joiner is.  Chuck
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So I recently purchased some wood to start my build. It's rough cut 1x6x16ft

When it comes to cutting strips from the raw wood, is a table saw cut good enough?

The use of a planner and joiner, is it just acquiring the proper thickness with the plainer  sufficient or is the joiner necessary as well?

For those of you who built from rough cut, what was the process you used to cut and finish a component before assembly?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

- Rich

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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2017 4:32 am    Post subject: Re: Cutting process and accuracy Reply with quote

Band-saw = less waste. Then use a thickness sander to size material ... or planer.

I have one of these: Grizzly 12" Drum Sander P/N: G0459, excellent machine. Used it on my L-4 build too.

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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2017 6:06 am    Post subject: Cutting process and accuracy Reply with quote

Ben,
MacBeath hardwoods in Salt lake city carries rough cut Sitka Spruce. I know they have a few locations.

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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2017 11:03 am    Post subject: Cutting process and accuracy Reply with quote

I did the same, I started with an 8x8x16 foot long lump of timber, and the whole machine is made with a small bench saw, cheap bench planer and belt sander.
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So I recently purchased some wood to start my build. It's rough cut 1x6x16ft

When it comes to cutting strips from the raw wood, is a table saw cut good enough?

The use of a planner and joiner, is it just acquiring the proper thickness with the plainer sufficient or is the joiner necessary as well?

For those of you who built from rough cut, what was the process you used to cut and finish a component before assembly?

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:35 am    Post subject: Re: Cutting process and accuracy Reply with quote

I'm in the bandsaw camp. Scribe a line, cut and plane. Joint remaining surface, lather rinse repeat.

I freehand accurately to a line, no jigs and such, not necessary.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:49 am    Post subject: Cutting process and accuracy Reply with quote

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I wish I had a bandsaw that is worth a crap!. I had an old cheap saw that
you have to hold the wood at a 20 degree angle to cut down a line. I took it
to the dump and pushed it off the back of the truck. I finally gave up and
bought a RIGID brand for about $500. Now I have to hold the wood at about a
30 degree angle to follow a line. Totally worthless! I am considering buying
Carter Guides, but I might just be wasting my time and money installing
these on a Rigid saw. Any ideas or suggestions?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Cutting process and accuracy Reply with quote

I use a wood slicer blade from highland woodworking

http://www.highlandwoodworking.com/woodslicer12resawbandsawblades705to137.aspx

and found some tutorials on youtube for setting up for drift angle.

I guess the resaw blade is actually for resawing wide boards into very thin stock or making veneers, but I like the fact it is only .022 wide, so less waste...


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 1:33 pm    Post subject: Cutting process and accuracy Reply with quote

Barry,
I think your problem is the blade and a tune up. I have had good success with either Carter or Timber wolf blades. Next check the tires on the big wheels. Then check tension on the blade. Make sure the blade is tracking correctly. Should be good after that. After all the saw is just a mechanism to spin the blade.
Good luck.
Jack

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I wish I had a bandsaw that is worth a crap!. I had an old cheap saw that
you have to hold the wood at a 20 degree angle to cut down a line. I took it
to the dump and pushed it off the back of the truck. I finally gave up and
bought a RIGID brand for about $500. Now I have to hold the wood at about a
30 degree angle to follow a line. Totally worthless! I am considering buying
Carter Guides, but I might just be wasting my time and money installing
these on a Rigid saw. Any ideas or suggestions?
Barry

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:00 pm    Post subject: Re: Cutting process and accuracy Reply with quote

Jack; if you could make a YouTube video on how to make a bandsaw work the way they're supposed to, it would go viral. I've fiddled and fussed with the guides and wheels and knobs and adjustments on my (admittedly, inexpensive) bandsaw and I'm like Barry... nothing I do seems to make it want to cut straight and vertical unless I feed the stock into the blade so slowly that I might as well just use hand tools to do it. Even a jigsaw can cut vertical cuts, but they are hell on thin stock and once the jigsaw starts the stock chattering, I just force the blade through it with plenty of extra outside my cut line to get done and hope I can sand out the imperfections ;o) Can you understand why I don't work at NASA building space hardware, but build experimental low and slow aircraft instead? ;o)

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:40 pm    Post subject: Cutting process and accuracy Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:43 pm    Post subject: Cutting process and accuracy Reply with quote

I had a band saw, then sold it and got a Ryobi BT3000 table saw. Problems gone.Cut all my 1/4 x 1/2 rib stock, longerons and ply with it...everything, no extra sanding or planing.
I found it more versatile than the band saw.
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Jack; if you could make a YouTube video on how to make a bandsaw work the way they're supposed to, it would go viral.  I've fiddled and fussed with the guides and wheels and knobs and adjustments on my (admittedly, inexpensive) bandsaw and I'm like Barry... nothing I do seems to make it want to cut straight and vertical unless I feed the stock into the blade so slowly that I might as well just use hand tools to do it.  Even a jigsaw can cut vertical cuts, but they are hell on thin stock and once the jigsaw starts the stock chattering, I just force the blade through it with plenty of extra outside my cut line to get done and hope I can sand out the imperfections ;o)  Can you understand why I don't work at NASA building space hardware, but build experimental low and slow aircraft instead?  ;o)

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Cutting process and accuracy Reply with quote

I have a table saw, which is great for rips and straight cuts. The bandsaw would be for curved cuts.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:09 am    Post subject: Re: Cutting process and accuracy Reply with quote

Watch this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGbZqWac0jU

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:01 pm    Post subject: Re: Cutting process and accuracy Reply with quote

Barry,

I gotta just fly down and spend an afternoon with y'all. Guides are the least important part, any of them work fine. Blade selection and tension are the main players.

I resaw regularly with a 3/16 skip tooth blade on 14" saws up to six inches. Wide blades only work well on specialty or very heavy duty saws. The wood slicer works so well because of the thinness of the blade.

Tension is measured in lbs/in sq. the smaller the cross section of the blade, the smaller the denominator and therefore the higher the tension.

When is your next meeting?

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:02 am    Post subject: Re: Cutting process and accuracy Reply with quote

Thanks WF2, very helpful bandsaw setup video.....

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