Regis de Andrade
I am originally
from Brazil and live in Portland, Oregon. Hand
tool work and studying early methods of working
wood are my passion. I also enjoy making my own
Most of what I know
I learned from Gary Rogowski at the Northwest
Woodworking Studio where I have taken classes
since 2005. I have also studied under Roy
Underhill building a Spring Pole Lathe and I am
a member of the Guild of Oregon Woodworkers.
My shop is just a
workbench I built in 2007 in a corner of my
garage with some tools and a wood rack above it.
It is just what I need to do the type of work I
do. My favorite tools are my Spring Pole Lathe
and a treadle grinder I built with spare parts
of a Singer sewing machine.
We all know it
is possible to re-saw a board using only hand tools. But how is
I searched the internet and books but couldn’t find
anything that explains exactly how it is done, so I decided to
try it myself.
First it is
necessary to have a flat surface so you can mark the thickness
of the board you want to cut.
Once this is
done, I used a marking gage to trace a line all around the
A pencil is
a good way to make the marking gage more visible.
wasn’t sure about how to start cutting I decided to pretend
I was cutting a tenon so the technique I used was to make
two diagonal cuts and then cut it straight down the middle.
But for this task it is necessary to use a pretty coarse
saw, so I used a dovetail saw to make it easier to start the
I made a
small cut on both corners.
Then to the
bow saw. Cutting it until it reaches half way through the
top of the board.