1. Paul, your physical fitness is impressive and motivating. Some of the earlier videos on this site show you rather winded after a similar workout. All that biking and walking and eating well? Good on you for improving with age.

  2. Great video as always. I’ve watched a lot but rarely comment. After watching this I decided to start rewatching (I do a lot of watching and less making than I care to admit) the joiner’s toolbox and episode 1 is in fact all most a duplicate of this – preparing panels. And also Paul shows how to thickness by hand. While slightly different it’s amazing how consistent Paul is in his manner of teaching.

  3. Hi Paul,

    I’m shopping for a bandsaw to speed up the ripping and thicknessing of boards.

    What resaw capacity do you recommend?

    I would really appreciate any input. I have limited time in my garage shop and a bandsaw would really speed up the process. I’ve been doing everything by hand, but thicknessing does get tiring.

    Thank you,

    1. After a lot of research I concluded that a 14″ band say would be the sweet spot for me as a balance between cost, size and capacity. I ended up buying a Laguna 1412 last fall and so far have been very happy with my purchase. It has 12″ resaw capacity and 1 3/4 HP motor which is more than enough for my needs.

      I also have a small Rikon 10″ benchtop band saw. I bought that for light hobby work but ended up using it for all sorts of stuff. With a good blade, it would take in stride just about anything I could throw at, but it only had about 5″ of resaw capacity. I have it set up now for scrolling work, which it does beautifully.

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