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Dimensioning Lumber

02-01-2021 06:41 PM by 18wheelznwood | 13 comments »

One of my goals in improving my woodworking skills was to be able to purchase inexpensive rough lumber and mill it down to my desired needs. So, I bought a Dewalt 735 thickness planer and a Delta 6” Benchtop jointer to help do this. After many YouTube videos on this particular subject I felt it was time to try my hand at it. My nearby Rockler store had a nice selection of rough maple boards on sale so I picked out a nice looking one and boy was it rough. Not a square edge or corner to be found, and the thickness varied from 5/8” on one small corner of the board to over an inch thickness on other parts of the piece. I did make sure that it didn’t have any major trusts, cupping or bowing. T...

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