Cut with the grain

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  • #17049
    Xavi Molina
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    Hi guys. I have a question for all. (Excuse me, but I did not express very well English.) I have some wooden pieces of 50X75 millimeters from a previous project. How can be cut into pieces of 10×75 millimeters with handsaw?. This is very easy with a bandsaw, but I find it impossible to do this with a hand saw. There is some technique that makes this possible? I’ve tried with Japanese saws, but neither.
    Thanks for your help.

    Musician and wood lover (Girona-Catalonia)

    #17050
    Mark Armstrong
    Participant

    I would mark two gauge lines one would be your 10 mm thickness the other would be just over the kerf of the saw you are going to use. Saw in-between gauge lines.
    You did not state how long pieces are but in any case use a vice. Work from each side as you go along following gauge lines.
    Hope this helps.

    Dagenham, Essex, England

    #17051
    Xavi Molina
    Participant

    Thanks for your help Mark! I did not think the two guide lines. I will continue practicing.

    Musician and wood lover (Girona-Catalonia)

    #17057
    humanic
    Participant

    Hello guys,

    Let me ten minutes and I will be happy to show us an old but efective method to solve this… “a le Roubo, le menuisieur.”

    –Óscar

    With love, best regards from Catalonia.

    #17063
    humanic
    Participant

    Sorry by the delay. I prepared an explanatory report into the attached image. I hope this helps.

    Best regards

    –Óscar

    With love, best regards from Catalonia.

    #17065
    Ken
    Participant

    Great job Oscar, thanks for this one. 😉

    #17068
    Eddy Flynn
    Participant

    well done Oscar looks fantastic

    Eddy .. Liverpool, Merseyside, UK
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    #17069
    Mark Armstrong
    Participant

    Nice work Oscar.
    Those big old frame saws certainly do the job. 😉
    I know I could do it with a hand saw without too much trouble. 🙂
    Cut some Walnut

    Dagenham, Essex, England

    #17077
    humanic
    Participant

    Hi Mark,

    Thanks for your friendly comment.

    Yes, you get the point with wallnut. And obviously the work can be done with a regular rip panel saw. But I want to note you my great feeling with the frame saw:

    1. I have diferent saw blade configurations (easily replaceables) any I can cut acceptably fast softwoods like pine or ash, and also oak, maple and, yes, wallnut. Some times (only for testing purpose) I also cut effectively thin slices of green wood.

    2. The saw is extremely accurate to use. You can ajust the cut easilly using both hands. This saw was used extensively for cutting veneer on the fast eighteenth century.

    3. Force. Using two hands provides more force than only one.

    4. And finally, I just wanted to illustrate other less conventional methods 😉

    Best regards from Catalonia,

    –Óscar.

    With love, best regards from Catalonia.

    #17078
    Mark Armstrong
    Participant

    Oscar,
    I like the fact that you are bringing different methods.
    The frame saw defiantly very versatile tool.
    Oscar You have just gave another option for every one that can only be good.
    A lot of people here probably not hand cut stock. Wether it be a hand saw or frame saw.

    Dagenham, Essex, England

    #17081
    Xavi Molina
    Participant

    Thank you very much to all guys and Oscar for his good work!.

    Musician and wood lover (Girona-Catalonia)

    #17082
    Steve Follis
    Participant

    Great explanation Oscar, much appreciated!

    Thanks for bringing this up Xavi, it’s great to see multiple techniques on how to approach resawing.

    Memphis, Tennessee

    #17113
    eJoseph
    Participant

    Thanks Oscar..
    Just curious what is the TPI for your rip blade in your frame saw?

    #17114

    Great post thanks for sharing with us your technique .

    Toronto, Canada

    #17119
    humanic
    Participant

    Hi @ejoseph,

    The cut sample of yesterday was done using a fine 14 TPI saw blade.

    I have a more agresive one reconfigured to 7 TPI

    With love, best regards from Catalonia.

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