Hand Sawing Plank to Accurate Thickness?
So this topic likely belongs here, even though it's not technically a trim piece I am working on, but a longer frame peice. In order to achieve even staining with an iron buff solution and to reduce the overall cost of my project, I have purchase all four of my frame sides as one plank of wood, to be cut into four much narrower boards and then routed and carved.
I am in need of some advice though. This is the second time I am building this project, and I would like to not build it a third time. So, given the following information, should I be worried about any common errors or setting up a bench or horses in a specific way?
- I am cutting through 3/4" White Oak
- Length of my cuts are about 3'
- Width of the boards will be about 1" or 1/2" (depending on design revisions)
- I have a bench plane to finish my edges and am patient with this process, so am willing to leave plenty of room for error if necessary
- I currently do not have a rip saw, but intend to pick one up new.
- I have never sharpened a saw before...heard I might need to do this with a new rip saw. I have sharpened planes and chisels with great patience and success, though.
Basically I just need to know that there isn't some pitfall I am going to fall into here, and that I don't miss any helpful tricks. I have done my due research and reading already, but was having trouble finding a lot of specific info on this since table saws are standard for this process now (I have only one power saw: a miter saw).
Thanks for reading, and thanks more for any help you can offer!
Last edited by Sirnanigans; 04-15-2014 at 08:45 AM.