- 15 August 2019 at 1:48 am #599416Blaine HillParticipant
How to cut my coat according to my cloth, or what to do with lunber rough-sawn 1/4 too thin?
I have about a dozen flat pieces of American cherry that was rough saw at about 3/4″ (~19-20mm) aprox. 40 years ago, air dried and aclimated in my garage. It has a fair bit of twist, as you might expect. The planks are between 11-14″ inchese in width. I’ve used some other pieces of the tree for a small table and was delighted with the grain patters. So here is my challenge:
Do I cut off the rough edge, cut it in half length-wise, let it reaclimate, then get it four square? Will I just chase my tail thinkness plainig until it is 3/32 inches in thickness and useless? My hunch is that the stock is not thick enough for a large table top, but I might be able to make a book shelf or corner cupboard, with some wood thinner than I might like, but available.29 August 2019 at 2:45 pm #603797Aaron ForeParticipant
I would saw it to rough length and width for the project. Doing that will get rid of some of the twist, and make it easier to plane for a thicker board.4 September 2019 at 1:32 am #605295Blaine HillParticipant
Thanks, Aaron. I tried exactly that for a small project (PS’s Hanging Wall shelf) and was delighted with how it is turning out.5 September 2019 at 4:53 am #605667Aaron ForeParticipant
Good to hear it is working for you.
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