Recently I was resawing green/wet Red Oak and Mulberry on the bandsaw.
During the four hour session I noticed that familiar gum/rosin buildup
on the bandsaw blade. It's not easy to get off and while cleaning it I
wished for somthing like Teflon coated blades :-). The gunk would have
to really work to stick on then - Ha!
Just curious how you reduce or eliminate (dreaming) the ***y buildup
whilst you are resawing wet/green woods? Do you spray lubricant on the
blade while cutting? Both sides of the blade? Wax perhaps? Got some
secret wonder goo? Hey Carlo, put some of that white coating on your
bandsaw blades! <grin>
I have tried a few things, all did little or nothing. I resaw
significant amounts of wet timbers for turning project material. In a
few days I will be processing a large amount of Mulberry, Water Oak,
Juniper, Carob and Chinese Elm. Just hoping to eliminate or reduce the
inevitable downtime cleaning the ***y blade.
Letting the chips fly...