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I have a client that has requested a wood that has a finished surface that looks like rough cut bandsaw lumber.
The sample that I have looks to me like the surface as been machined to look like a rough cut bandsaw lumber. Rough cut lumber has a very rough surface and my sample is fairly smooth except for the marks like what a bandsaw will make.
My client wants this type of "rough" surface and rough cut board is too rough. Trying to lightly sand the board does not give the even rough surface as shown in my sample.
Can anybody tell me the correct name of this technique, how to mass produce this surface or suppliers that sell this type of wood? The wood is Ponderosa Pine and the finished thickness is 3/4"
I have just learned that this can be done on my bandsaw using a slightly dull blade. I have been using a new sharp blade and have not been been getting the rough surface like in the sample piece. Looks like I need to try other variations of blades until I get it right
Drag the piece through your bandsaw backwards on a 45 degree angle to the blade. Adjust the texture with different TPI blade to get what you are looking for. If you have a lot to do set up a rip fence with a power feeder.
I had heard about running the wood thru backwards but not at the 45 degree angle.
Try resetting a few teeth on a bandsaw blade. It will give you the repeating groove pattern you are looking for a power feed will keep the irregularities regular.