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#1 posted 03-12-2019 08:19 PM

AG, your right. My supplier would not do that, nor would I.

As an aside, I don t buy S4S because they will treat the entire board, so you end up with a vastly thinner piece when milling a 8 to 10 board than I end up when I pre-cut then mill.

- BlueRidgeDog

I just used 14 ft boards. None were remotely thinner. All same thickness.

Not really wanting to do this again. Was trying to offer a solution to the OP’s predicament of 2 pretty useless tools if he doesn’t have some help in some form. The tone of post didn’t sound like he wanted to spend more money.

- CWWoodworking

You keep mentioning supplier here and in other posts. Most of the people here are hobbyists and don’t have some “special” supplier that lets them “specify what type of red oak and specify what region of the country it comes from.” That is great for you that you have your own supplier but doesn’t help most people here and the person who started the topic.

Likewise for tools. To most people here, the planer and jointer are important tools to have and to a lot of those same people, milling lumber is part of the fun. Even most pro shops have those two machines well. I’d never replace those two machines with a drum sander either when dealing with rough lumber.

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