Cupped Boards

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  • #15097
    Ken
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    My timber arrived yesterday, some nice clear pine boards. As usual also nicely cupped, so once a gain I have to start ripping, planing, and gluing back together.

    So why did I get dressed timber instead of rough sawn. Well the company I bought it from only supply dressed pine boards. The company’s I found that supply rough sawn had I minimum order that was way more than I wanted, and highly inflated delivery rates. I’m really starting to wonder if it is all worth it. Yes, I know it is the nature of the beast, wood will cup, it just adds a great deal of extra work before you can even start making whatever project you want to make.

    Ok rant over 🙂

    #15104
    David Gill
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    Hi Ken
    What was the size of the boards?

    Wigan, Lancs. England :

    #15106
    Ken
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    Hi David,
    As they come 200 mm x 4.8 Mts

    #15108

    Ken I bought my lumber too. My is rough but I have different problem, I try to chose my boards carefully, usually it’s moulding grade( not clear) when I picked all look good after day in my room surprises appear((
    Well, I will ask Paul for next small project as a lumber rack in small spaces some small version of Castle style and his vision on storage of wood. What do you think about that?

    Toronto, Canada

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    #15110
    Mark Armstrong
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    Splitting on end grain quite regular on timber as always the driest point of timber.
    Just remember to always buy oversize for your projects, and acclimatise before you use.

    Dagenham, Essex, England

    #15117
    Ken
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    Ken I bought my lumber too. My is rough but I have different problem, I try to chose my boards carefully, usually it’s moulding grade( not clear) when I picked all look good after day in my room surprises appear((<br>
    Well, I will ask Paul for next small project as a lumber rack in small spaces some small version of Castle style and his vision on storage of wood. What do you think about that?

    Serhiy,
    Quiet a few Ideas for lumber racks here buddy
    http://www.woodworkersworkshop.com/lumber_storage_racks.php

    #15121

    Thanks for help Ken)) I will think about some plans))

    Toronto, Canada

    #15232
    David Gill
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    Hi Ken
    Is the Pine for making the tool chest, if I do make one I think I will be using Redwood ( I think just a type of Pine) that I have used on the other projects I have made to date.

    Wigan, Lancs. England :

    #15233
    Ken
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    Hi Dave,

    Yeah that’s what I bought Redwood, apart from the cupping its real nice wood.

    #15320
    dborn
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    How bad is the cupping? If it’s slight cupping and you are using it for case construction, like for the tool chest, the dovetails will help to flatten the boards out when assembled. You just need to make sure the boards are flat when laying out the dovetails.

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