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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Warped woodworking

In Episode One of my screen door project, I took great care in lumber selection and milling process to ensure I ended up with really straight stable stock.  But as you'll see in this episode, my decision to let the stock sit partially milled in my shop for two weeks really paid off.  My experience has been that with most kiln-dried lumber, you really need to pay very close attention to your milling process to end up with stable material.  But by following my patient process, I will end up with a much better final product and can move on to the fun part of the project, the joinery, in the next installment.

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Anonymous said...

From time to time I see woodworkers run a piece of wood through a planer to get that final finished surface. I would love to do this too, but I haven't been able to figure out how without getting snipe on the first 3 inches and last 3 inches.

I've tried a few different planers, and a lot of different "tricks", but to no avail - it's just something I've learned to live with now. But, watching you run those rails through the planer prompted me to try to solve this one more time.

Did you get *any* snipe (however minimal) on those rails?

Vic Hubbard said...

I need to build a couple of these before next summer. I have a cheap pvc screen door now. It sags like crazy!

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