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Forum topic by lblankenship posted 01-20-2019 07:00 PM 302 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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lblankenship

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01-20-2019 07:00 PM

Topic tags/keywords: milling jointer planer lumber rough lumber tip question

Hey guys just wanted to get your opinion on this and see what your thoughts were on the topic.

I saw on a few videos that a guy recommends milling your lumber (jointing/planing) over multiple days. Basically flattening and squaring up the boards, letting them sit to allow any stresses to release and then milling them a second time to get them flat/sqaure again. Just wanted to see how many of you guys do this and if you don’t do it have you ran into any issues with boards warping after milling?

Thanks!


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Aj2

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#1 posted 01-20-2019 07:11 PM

Yes this is good practice tosneak up to your final thickness . Starting with rough sawn the first pass over the jointer and through the planer is to get a look at what I’m working with. So the whole surface doesn’t need to be perfectly flat end to end.
I like to get the the humps down and look for anything interesting or unique.
Any boards with big twists or crooks get cross cut from the start. It’s a sign that should not be ignored

-- Aj

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#2 posted 01-20-2019 10:09 PM

I haven’t done it that way and I haven’t seen any need to. I try to minimize the time between milling and assembly. That works best for me. I don’t doubt there are situations where this would be beneficial, especially after resawing very thick material.

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#3 posted 01-20-2019 10:50 PM

Forgot to mention this approach I take is only with the most complicated builds.
A project that can be built over the weekend most likely doesn’t need extra steps. If your lucky enough to have a source of wood that allows for builds from the same tree. Consider yourself lucky because you are.
I wish there was a law against mixing up boards from different trees. Why not keep them all together

-- Aj

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#4 posted 01-20-2019 11:13 PM

I do it.

-- bill@magraphics.us

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