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Posted on one wide board or a glued up panel . pros and cons?

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#1 posted 05-10-2017 09:08 AM

Wide AND straight-grained IS hard to find for me, too. That s why I make panels.

I try to visit lumber stores whenever I get the chance. I usually find something I want, usually for some future project. I m currently on a self-imposed diet. Gotta use up what I ve got to make room for more.

I have NEVER ripped down a wide board and re-glued it, and I won t, and I can t advise ever doing that. I try to pick reasonably straight-grained and reasonably wide boards. If I can t find those, I don t buy anything. It s frustrating, but for me it s all about the wood.

Patience, grasshopper, patience.

- jdmaher

I take everything pretty slowly and since it’s just a hobby for me if i don’t have a wide enough piece I will find it and work on something else. I just love the look of a continuous grain and or color so I do the same as you and it sounds like we have the same issue of lumber “collecting ” if there was an anonymous program for lumber collectors I’d be all over it. Thanks so much for the input . I had to Google bow joint so I always love learning new stuff I really like this forum.

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