Learn how we make thin stock from thick in the WOOD® magazine shop
Wouldn’t it be great if you could go to a specialty hardwood store or a home center and just order whatever thicknesses of wood you need for a project? It sure would save a lot of time. But we all know it’s not that simple. That’s why knowing how to resaw lumber is such a valuable woodworking skill.
First off, slicing your own stock saves you big bucks; you don’t waste a lot of pricey material. And by resawing your own material, you can lay your hands on it when you need it.
Fortunately, there’s nothing difficult about learning to resaw. And once you’re set up to do it—with either a tablesaw or a bandsaw—you’ve got it made. We even include plans to build the jig shown above.
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