I put that big 1 inch blade in my new Grizzly bandsaw and spent much of the day resawing wood. I had some quilted Maple that I needed to saw into usable thicknesses. Also a great board of spalted maple. The saw did great. I am very pleased with it.
I got four really nice quilted maple tenor sides out of one board.
Here is a nice quilted tenor back.
I got four nice pieces of spalted Maple. I might make a back out of this. It seems solid enough and would surely be unique. It is great fun to be able to saw your own ukulele wood.
This is East Indian Rosewood that Grizzly was closing out for the ridiculous low price of $5.00 per guitar sized piece. It was badly warped and had been sitting in their warehouse for years apparently. Too warped to be used for a guitar, but I was able to select six pieces that appeared flat enough at one end to get a workable top, and flat enough along one side to be usable. Today I cut and sanded it and am extremely pleased. It is unusually figured Indian Rosewood and I got three tenor backs and sides out of those six pieces. If that wild grain on the sides will bend OK, I got myself a great bargain. I cut one side and one half of a back from each matching pair. After sanding it revealed itself to be lovely wood.