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Wood slicing in So Cal

Hi,

I am looking to slice a piece of hardwood (30"L*1-3/8H*5inW) into thin slices about 1/10" (2.5mm). I am hoping to have at least 25 slices.

I do not own a table saw or a band saw and can't buy one as I live in an apartment. What is the best way to do this and is there anyone around that can do this (possibly for a reasonable fee).

Will the 5" width be sufficient to get the 25 slices. If not, what is the minimum width I need. (I know this is a function of the blade width).
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its possible.........

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Hi,

I am looking to slice a piece of hardwood (30"L*1-3/8H*5inW) into thin slices about 1/10" (2.5mm). I am hoping to have at least 25 slices.

I do not own a table saw or a band saw and can't buy one as I live in an apartment. What is the best way to do this and is there anyone around that can do this (possibly for a reasonable fee).

Will the 5" width be sufficient to get the 25 slices. If not, what is the minimum width I need. (I know this is a function of the blade width).
Try a furniture or cabinet shop. You should be able to those pieces out of what u got.....They will cup once cut, but you can stack them all together and weight them down for a few days....that should work. What are you using them for? You might also want to have them sander using a drum sander....slicing thin veneers on a bandsaw doesnt leavea very smooth surface.

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Thanks, I will try calling some to see if they can do it.

I don't mind the slightly rough finish of a band saw. The pieces will be finished later. The band saw offers an advantage in that the blade thickness is much less that a table saw and the wasted material is less.

I will stack them together and tie them of a rope to prevent deformation.
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