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Blog series by pintodeluxe updated 12-22-2010 11:02 PM 1 part 3050 reads 2 comments total

Part 1: Planing Quarter Sawn Oak with Heavy Ray Flecks

12-22-2010 11:02 PM by pintodeluxe | 2 comments »

When planing S2S lumber, I usually look for the grain slope to avoid tearout. On flat sawn oak this is pretty easy to see. Lately I have been planing some quarter sawn red oak that has heavy flecks like QSWO. You really cannot see the grain direction on this stock. But you can feel it. I found that the lumber is like fish scales – smooth when you feel it in one direction, and rough the other direction. If I take the time to orient the board so it would feel smooth to my hand as it...

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