Category: Bandsaw

Cutting a Great Veneer

Bandsaw re-sawing methods are quite crucial in woodworking, especially when it comes to cutting quality veneer. When slicing veneer on the bandsaw, woodworkers want to be able to create veneers of a uniform thickness every time we make a cut. We will be giving you a few methods that – according to us – are the best methods so that you can achieve maximum results with your bandsaw re-sawing.

Traditional Methods of Bandsaw Re-sawing

Many skilled woodworkers are known to use the traditional method of bandsaw re-sawing. And this process involves the use of a tall fence that will support the board being ripped. This fence is placed on the left side of the bandsaw blade and it is locked in a stationary position for every veneer cut made. The thickness of the veneer depends on the distance between the fence and the blade.

After this, the woodworker presses the jointed side of his material alongside the rip fence and pushes through the re-saw bandsaw blade.

Differences Between the Bandsaw and Traditional Methods

There are fundamental differences between the traditional and bandsaw methods. When using the bandsaw, you could use a rip table saw jig. This is usually positioned in the bandsaw’s miter gauge slot and this is about 1/2-inch or so in front of the blade. And positioned at the nose of the jig is a roller bearing and the right side of the material to be cut is referenced along this bearing. What you should do is to simply place the jog into the miter gauge slot across from the blade. The distance that is between the blade and the bearing will be equal to the thickness of the veneer that you want.

The Bandsaw Fence?

The tall bandsaw fence is usually placed on the left side of the blade. And since the jig’s roller bearing is the reference point for every cut that will be made, the fence will need to be adjusted to the left side of the material after slicing each veneer. It will be unnecessary to joint a fresh surface to be placed alongside the fence after each cut, since the veneer is sliced on the right side of the blade. This saves you a lot of time, rather than going back and forth to the jointer. This method also saves you some material than can be veneer and not just sawdust.

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