I decided to give my band saw an hour off and she fired right back up again. overall today I processed a number of bridges and fingerboards...they were cut from the heart of the cant of Honduran Rosewood that I've had laying around for a while. the material smells wonderful and gets into every crevasse of your body due tothe fact that i do not have a dust collector.
Since the middle part of the block was larger than a finger board, but not long enough to get two, I decided to leave it at a 21" length, slice it up and take the best. all in all it netted 13 finger boards and 26 bridges so far. I have some cut offs from the fingerboard portion that I can make a few more bridges with. Now it's time to seal the ends and get them ready for drying.