I tossed out the idea of investing in a table saw and instead bought a bandsaw. I think a good choice. My first project with the bandsaw was an “end-grain cutting board” inspired by the Wood Whisperer and one of his videos. I am not going to Showcase this cutting board even though I think it looks pretty good. I made it from Purple Heart and Hard Maple that I had to buy mail order from Arizona of all places.
The bandsaw was great but I have teeth marks that are just too hard to sand away so I am leaving them in as if the cutting board is like pre-washed jeans people pay a premium for. My cutting board is pre-cut.
Does anyone have any suggestiions on the purchase of a bandsaw blade or how I use the bandsaw that will minimize saw marks. I love the process of building the cutting board and the final results so I may make some more for presents. Just less expensive wood!