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  1. Hi Brian,
    have you considered getting a frame saw like Tom Fridgen uses for resawing? Or a smaller one form Blackburn tools? I would like to see one of your resaw efforts right after it’s done. I can’t get a reasonably clean face(s) and I have to allow extra to clean it up. Curious as to how your sawing comes out.

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  2. Hi AW,

    Thanks for your question! I have been considering a larger saw for some of the bigger panels that I resaw. My Disston is being stretched to the limit with 6″ material. The Ideal for the Disston is 2-5″ material, it clears the saw dust without issue and moves quickly.

    The Disston saw I use is a progressive tooth of 4.5 to 5.5, this allows me to start the work with ease and without first kerfing the work with a plane. I follow my knife mark instead.

    In this post the photo where the panel is glued up, those faces are the rough sawn faces. I can saw right on the line, but I always leave a bit of additional thickness to account for movement. Even with good material selection and acclimated material, in my experience they will still move slightly. Sometimes the movement is right away, within a few hours and sometimes they will move a bit more after you surface one side.

    I also took photos of the rough saw work in previous posts, most of the time. I usually glue up the panel before face jointing so that I have the full thickness to work with.

    Cheers
    Brian

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