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Rich

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#1 posted 12-29-2020 07:45 PM

It’s certainly feasible and makes total sense. You’re the only one who can decide how to go about it though.

For example, how many pieces should you keep around. What’s your sales volume? It doesn’t make sense to keep enough pieces around for fifty boards if you expect to sell one per week. They will also tie up your lumber inventory such that it can be used for only one purpose. If an unrelated job came in that you could use that lumber for, it’s not available and you’ll have to invest money for more.

One more thing that comes to mind is stability. If I understand your plan correctly, you want to have strips of pieces glued up, and ready to glue together for the final dimension. A strip of glued up blocks won’t be as stable as a complete board.

Do a few. Maybe enough for a couple of boards and see how it goes. You can adjust your workflow as you learn more about what works and what doesn’t.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner


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