I’m finding it tricky to get made to measure timber for my projects. It’s either ‘xx’mm too thin or ‘xx’mm too thick or nominal sizes only. That sort of thing.
Are there timber merchants/sawmills out there who will cut wood to your required size with no fuss, or do you have to sometimes go with what’s on offer and cut to size? I’m thinking it’s more a case of the latter.
I don’t mind gluing wood together to build up width, or sawing to length when needed, but when I need (for example) timber that’s 25mm thick x 150mm wide by 700mm long, and I’m told all they have is 145mm wide, I’m stuck.
I’m thinking of purchasing a band saw, so I can cut moderate lengths of wood to size, but how do I tackle the ‘150mm but only 145mm’ on offer, issue? If it’s a short enough piece of wood I could plane it down (I guess? not even sure if that’s the technique to use), but this isn’t always practical.
– What power tools/machines are available that will help me size wood to the exact dimensions I need?
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