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    Default Converting lumber - the ultimate high

    Only 7 billets for resawing before I finally complete my stock inventory of wood that will see me through until retirement. See my craftsman and I putting a dull blade through it's paces: https://www.facebook.com/helen.howle...60714350185130

    To produce this awesome stuff:

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    The 'book matched' pair on the left of the image will yield 4 Revelator body blanks. The third piece on the right of the image has yet to be resawn. I'll lop the first 13.25" from the top to be resawn into Revelator fronts. The remaining 41" will be resawn into body blanks.

    I think for pretty obvious reasons, this just has to be a wood workers dream task. To end up looking like this:

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    What type of blade do you use, Pete? That seemed to come off pretty clean.

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    That is large!
    Too many ukes, but I can't stop buying!
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    Quote Originally Posted by eclipsme View Post
    What type of blade do you use, Pete? That seemed to come off pretty clean.
    It's not the blade. It's the craftsmen behind it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Howlett View Post
    I think for pretty obvious reasons, this just has to be a wood workers dream task. To end up looking like this:

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    The blade has a special tooth form and we get them here in the UK. It's a fine kerf blade about 3 -4 tpi with half size, interstitial teeth in the gullets that clear out the dust. Although our cuts are true, this blade goes in the 'for mdf and ply' box. It's not truly blunt; there again, it's not sharp enough for precision cuts in precious exotic tonewoods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Howlett View Post
    The blade has a special tooth form and we get them here in the UK. It's a fine kerf blade about 3 -4 tpi with half size, interstitial teeth in the gullets that clear out the dust. Although our cuts are true, this blade goes in the 'for mdf and ply' box. It's not truly blunt; there again, it's not sharp enough for precision cuts in precious exotic tonewoods.
    Yes! Fast-cut... its my favorite resaw blade ..But i use a 1/4" 14 TPI for the delicate stuff.
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    Unparalleled blade for re-sawing definitely. Fine kerf produces high yield and that no set 'gullet tooth' is a genius idea. I use 1/4" 6tpi for everything else.I'm glad we can still disagree on things Ken - I can't get those fine blades to work for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Howlett View Post
    Unparalleled blade for re-sawing definitely. Fine kerf produces high yield and that no set 'gullet tooth' is a genius idea. I use 1/4" 6tpi for everything else.I'm glad we can still disagree on things Ken - I can't get those fine blades to work for me.
    I've been trying out the "1/4" X M-42 Bi-metal triple hardened" blades that they supply..they are expensive but they cut reasonably well and seem to last for ever..(they claim to last 5 to 10 times longer than normal blades) but I dont think they do a 6 TPI version.
    Last edited by Timbuck; 03-28-2021 at 09:16 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerryc41 View Post
    It's not the blade. It's the craftsmen behind it.
    Forgive me for partly disagreeing, but it seems to be an interaction of blade and craftsman, no?

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