This wood had been air dried inside an open sided building for about three years.
These planks of Ash Beech and Sycamore were about two foot six inches wide and three inches thick.
I have got close to one hundred blanks between twenty one inches and ten inches.
A while ago my brother Chris and I made a sliding table to fit on my Elektra Beckum BAS 500 WNB Bandsaw to make cutting blanks a lot quicker and more accurately.
I had looked at several U Tube vidios on cutting blanks and this was our interpretation it is not a copy of anybody elses but might well be very similar
This is a very good and powerful bandsaw with a cutting height of twelve inches.But one thing I have always been disappointed with was the blade guides they were metal blocks that were very hard to ajust.
I invested in a pair of roller bearing guides from Axminster Tools they were only about fifty five pounds and have made all the difference to the saw. They took about three hours to adapt the saw and set up but well worth the effort.
This is the top guide
I drill the hole through the disk and then remove the disk and the hole in the wood is located on the peg on the table
All the holes are marked with the diameter of the blank.
The sliding table is made from Corian
As you can see there is a slot from the edge of the table to just past the front of the blade.