ok, I know this isnt rocket science but here is my dilema.
Im estimating a project for a client and one part of the project is going to be an L shaped counter 9 feet on one leg and 11 feet on the other. The client is requesting antique chestnut.
I have a feeling finding 8/4 rough stock in my area at reasonable cost may be a bit of a challenge but finding some beams may afford me more options.
Now, to be able to resaw a couple beams of the above lengths is the challenge.
I have an 18" Rikon bandsaw with a 2hp motor, and presently have a 1-1/2" blade for resawing which I have resawn 10" thick maple with ease but only short lengths.
Handling beams is an entirely new dimension. Ive worked out the support etc but controlling drift over such a long length is my concern.
Anyone done this before? Any suggestions?