This article is from the Woodworking FAQ Collection 2, by multiple authors.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Carl Ketcham)
Date: 7 Oct 91 17:51:56 GMT
I have a used Delta 14-inch, two-wheel bandsaw. I have been successful in
cutting 1/32" and 1/64" veneers from oak using a 1/2" blade (the 1/64" was
from a 4" by 8" by 3/4" block, the 1/32" was from a 5" by 16" by 3/4" block).
It appears that many saws would be capable of this, but it took a fair bit
of adjustment to achieve this. Mark Duginski's "Bandsaw Handbook" was of
great use there. If the craftsman saw you have has a rigid enough frame,
and the wheels run true, you may be able to achieve the same results. If
not, then look for something else. Cutting from large logs as indicated
may take a considerably more expensive saw to achieve the rigidity needed
for thin cuts with smooth surfaces (large size makes rigidity more difficult).
We have a stringed-instrument maker in this office - I'll have to ask him
what other considerations there might be.
Good Luck :->