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#1 posted 10-04-2021 09:16 PM

When he says “milled” is he simply going to run them through a planer or is he going to cut them on a bandsaw or saw mill to a thickness? Simply planing would be incredibly wasteful to get down to 1” so I just want to make sure that he’s not going to simply turn them into sawdust. If he cannot saw them, then I would say that you want them simply flattened and skip planed to maximum thickness and get yourself a bandsaw and planer to resaw them to whatever thickness you need when you need it.

Personally, I would say that I would want about 2/3 of it milled to 1” and for the remaining 1/3, I would want about half milled to 1.5” and the rest simply flattened and planed.

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