Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Eastern Kentucky
Make your own on a table saw with...um...the wrong blade? I've noticed at times that ripping wood will leave a bit of rough saw blade marks on it. Most people would be trying to figure out how to make it smoother, but I was wondering how to make it worse instead. I figure either a dull/dirty blade, or the wrong blade such as a crosscut for ripping, or something else even. Paneling blade maybe? There's got to be some way to make the wood face be rough when finished sawing. Those pictures above show saw blade marks in them.
I thought of ripping 2x materials through the table saw, into thin strips. Start out with a 2x6 or wider, and rip off a strip from one edge, them reset the fence to rip another strip the same thickness. Just be careful when you get down to the thinner widths of board left to work with. You don't want to run 1 1/2 inch or less between the blade and fence. When what's left from the board gets that thin you need a jig after that. I've made strips as thin as 3/16 thick on the table saw from resawing the edge of 2x material before. It takes patience though. Besides resetting the fence each time, you'd have to go slow with a rough cutting blade.
Other than this, I've been on many remodeling jobs where this stuff was in the walls behind the plaster. We tore it out and threw it away by the gobs. It would have been very hard to clean any of it up with all that plaster stuck to it. In the very oldest homes, it fell off fairly easily though. It was deteriorated. Be careful using this as a source of wood though. The knob and tube wiring in those homes has an insulation that is covered in asbestos. The dust from this is black and will be all over your hands from handling it. Don't breathe it, and if you help in demo of those houses to get the wood, wear a mask.
Last edited by Duane Bledsoe; 11-27-2012 at 04:14 PM.