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Prairie Settle Sectional #4: Milling Begins!

08-24-2008 05:35 PM by James Early | 6 comments »

I stopped into Lakeshore Hardwoods in Pulaski, NY on Friday and picked up about 35 bf of QSWO to begin this project. They have a fantastic inventory, and the folks there are extremely helpful. Do visit them, if you get chance. Ah, there is something wonderful about preparing the first pieces for a new project. I don’t yet have a jointer, so I handplane flat one face, then dimension the piece in the surface planer. Next, I joint one edge with my Stanley 7C, then rip to width. Below is the before and after. Love the figure! Here’s the result after a few hours yesterday afternoon. I’m headed back to the shop right now…

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