|View single post by TK1|
|Posted: Thu May 3rd, 2012 11:54 pm||
Thanks Herb. Not sure how I posted twice, but could have been influenced by the red wine !
Drum/thickness sanders are fairly easy and cheap to make too - plenty of free plans on the web. They're a reat asset when milling wood as you can get the scale size exact and not as dangerous to trim thin strips as on a big tablesaw.
My process tends to be:
1. Rouch cut logs with chainsaw
2. Square up and cut into bilets with tablesaw (10" Ryobi cheapy)
3. Mill into scale lumber with bandsaw (old Ryobi 9" with home-made fence) and now with Proxxon FET tablesaw
4. Finish dimensioning and sanding with Byrnes thickness sander
Takes a little while, but I reckon I will easily recover the tool costs compared to buying commercial scale wood, and I can make any size rather than compromising, and use a variety of species.
I'm new to this, so be gentle
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