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HOW TO MILL LUMBER TO SQUARE 4 SIDES #1: Dealing with snipe. How to turn rough-sawn lumber into straight, square stock with basic woodworking

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Blog entry by Austin DenHerder posted 03-21-2012 09:01 AM 3494 reads 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Dealing with snipe. How to turn rough-sawn lumber into straight, square stock with basic woodworking

“Video”http://youtu.be/HQ8wT6Z6pQQ

-- Austin



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ellen35

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#1 posted 03-21-2012 12:19 PM

Just watched your video… excellent!
And…I love your shop!
Welcome to LJ.
Ellen

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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workerinwood

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#2 posted 03-21-2012 01:19 PM

Well done video. Thanks for posting.
Welcome to LJ’s.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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Austin DenHerder

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#3 posted 03-21-2012 02:02 PM

Thank you! Does anybody know where I can buy and get shipped hardwood to Juneau Alaska?

-- Austin

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jmos

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#4 posted 03-21-2012 02:16 PM

Nice video; good job. That’s one heck of a shop you’ve got!

I do have a question. I’ve always seen the four square process start with jointing a flat face, then jointing an edge square to that flat face, then rip the opposite edge square and parallel, then plane to thickness (last two steps can be reversed.) With your process of starting with two parallel edges, what guarantees the edges are square to the faces? It’s hard to see the edge as a large enough surface to reference off of to get the face square.

-- John

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stefang

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#5 posted 03-21-2012 05:20 PM

Great video, but I do agree with jmos that a face should be jointed first, though this may not be a big problem if your faces are pretty flat and not warped to begin with.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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will delaney

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#6 posted 03-21-2012 05:33 PM

Great video posting. Thanks

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TheDane

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#7 posted 03-23-2012 12:38 AM

Thanks! Excellent presentation.

—Gerry

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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Marty Backe

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#8 posted 03-23-2012 06:12 AM

Nice shop, with lots of toys. Always enjoy seeing others work spaces.

I think it’s funny that people with the Festool tools tend to rattle off the part numbers when describing the use of the tools. Most people will say, “I take the router and cut…” But the Festool owner will say, “I take the Festool OF 1400 EQ router with the 486058 edge guide and cut…” It just always makes me laugh. BTW, I have a couple of Festool tools and love’em too, so I’m not doing any bashing here. It’s just an interesting quirk that I’ve noticed with the Festool users.

Keep the videos coming.

BTW, since you have a jointer and all the pieces were cross-cut to short lengths, seems to me that you could have skipped the step with the tracksaw.

  1. Cross-cut the pieces
  2. joint one edge of each board
  3. rip to width on the saw
  4. continue as you demonstrated

Whenever possible I try and do all my machining with the smallest stock that I can get away with. So I always rough cross-cut my stock before moving on to any other operations.

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Austin DenHerder

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#9 posted 03-23-2012 02:23 PM

Thank you Marty!
Yes that is so funny about the festool numbers!!!
The Wood was real bad on the edges to where it made it so much faster to track saw one side it saved many passes on the jointer like more than like 6-8 times. Yes that is normally the way I do it also! Thank you for the comment.
Austin

-- Austin

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Austin DenHerder

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#10 posted 03-23-2012 02:27 PM

Thank you jmos!
The edges were really bad on most of them, so I just ripped them all as I was set up….Some of the boards had more than an inch and half weighing on them…. It was allot of fun!

-- Austin

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patron

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#11 posted 03-23-2012 02:33 PM

try these guys for hardwoods/exotics

they are in oregon

http://www.cookwoods.com/lumber-site/

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Austin DenHerder

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#12 posted 03-23-2012 02:40 PM

Thank you! Dan will do! I need a good hardwood dealer for up here I hope they will Ship via Boat to Alaska for me… I will give them a try. Thanks…

-- Austin

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Austin DenHerder

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#13 posted 03-23-2012 02:55 PM

Question Dan?
Do you know of any other wood suppliers in the northwest that would ship to alaska??

-- Austin

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