Picked up this a bandsaw this week. It's missing its guides, but I think I can get 16" of resaw out of it. It's a 28" saw with a 3 HP 3 phase direct drive motor on it. Made in Scotland in the 1920s. It's in nice shape, it needs a magnetic starter and some guides.
Unfortunately it is too tall for my shop, so I arranged to store it in a warehouse for now.
I have also started on a Japanese inspired tool box, using some of my own catalpa, elm, and Monterey cypress. Cupping was a problem after resawing the catalpa and the cypress, fortunately I left the boards thick enough that after it settled for a few days I was able to joint the cup out without too much problem.
I've also found in the past the the Monterey cypress (and Port Orford cedar too) tends to bleed sap, so to prevent that I put my piece in the oven for a couple hours at 175 degrees F to try and set it. No sign of any new sap since then.
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