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post #1 of 8 Old 03-24-2012, 03:33 PM Thread Starter
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Need Resawing for Historic Project.

Hi All,
Working on an historic Swampscott Dory and she needs two Garboards replaced (Bottom Planks).
I have the plank. It's a 16' L ,18"W, and 1 1/4" thick. It's Eastern White Cedar. Clean as a whistle! I've made so many calls to mills (sorry you didn't buy it here so we can't cut it response) and asked everyone I can think of and so here I am on this Forum hoping to find someone in the North East who has the expertise skill and the machine to do it. I've heard it's the woodmizer.? I've only got one shot at getting two planks out of this. MUST BE AN EXPERT THIS IS NOT FOR PRACTICE. Not sure if this kind of wood grows to this size anymore.
It's the last leg of my adventure of restoring this boat. I would also gladly give credit when she's all built. Thanks!
I live on the North Shore of Massachussetts. I'm willing to travel to get this cut.
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post #2 of 8 Old 03-24-2012, 06:32 PM
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I would contact Woodmizer directly

Ask for a portable mill sawyer in the area you live and call them directly and find out who owns a portable mill and their experience. A large sawmill will not want to set up for your project and a horizontal band mill will be more suitable anyway compared to circular saw, where securing the plank vertically may be an issue as well as a much thicker kerf.

Other bandmill manufacturers my have customers in your area also Cooks, Hudson, Peterson etc.
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By the time all is said and done would it not be cheaper to buy two planks and then plane to the thickness you need?

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Thanks for info...

Hi , I did contact Woodmizer directly, As far as I know I'm not sure this kind of wood grows to this size anymore. Eastern White Cedar, 18" wide?
I was lucky to find one to begin with.
I'll try again ..
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There's a local up here that saws very wide Pine slabs and boards for sale.
It's a nice operation and I see lots of interesting cuts he makes.
He's in Raymond, Maine.
I could stop in and have him give you a call.
You'd have to get the piece up to him, I'm sure.
Just offering.
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post #6 of 8 Old 03-25-2012, 09:56 AM
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no referrals?

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Hi , I did contact Woodmizer ...

directly,

They should be willing to give you a referral and that's who you can contact directly for their operation and specifics.....

As far as I know I'm not sure this kind of wood grows to this size anymore. Eastern White Cedar, 18" wide?
I was lucky to find one to begin with.
I'll try again ..

Check here:
http://nelsonwoodworks.biz/pb/wp_a99..._a9976cb4.html
And you are probably correct about the scarcity of the wood in that width. bill

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Katherine, I can do this for you but I am 30 miles east of Memphis.
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Sounds like an interesting project, replacing the garboards isn't a walk in the park. Any chances of pictures or a work-in-progress thread?
Good luck with finding someone who can resaw the boards for you.

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