One of my main concern as a newbie woodworker is how to buy wood.
I live in Orillia, Ontario, and my local mill is Bass Lake Mill. As far as I know, they stock only 8/4 boards. Do anyone know if they can resaw the boards to a more usable thickness?
Otherwise, does it mean that I have to have a bandsaw to deal with the resawing myself? I haven't been doing any projects since I started my shop because I always feel like I'm missing a tool to be able to get started. In this case, I really feel like a need a bandsaw. Is it the case?
Now if I want to make raised panels, let's say 5/8 thick, and the stiles and rails at 2.5 inches, how to do you about picking boards to mill all the parts? Do you try to get 2 pieces out of the thickness of the material or you try to fit the cuts laterally across the board? How much time can you spend at the mill selecting your boards? Do you make a list of what length and width boards you are looking for?