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The Board, Pt. ll

2 days ago by Gene Howe | 20 comments »

Well, after two power outages that caused the loss of the last two attempts, I think I’ve got this “save” thing down. We left off last time with a admonition to make a detailed plan of the proposed final project for which the board we are about to make will be used. The next step is to select the lumber with which to make the board. This is a major step. First the species is to be determined. MDF is out! As is plywood. Rose wood is nice and so is bird’s eye maple. Some folks prefer cherry while others are partial to walnut. Our buddy, Monte, likes to use Beetle kill Pine (BKP) for his boards. That must be a good choice as one of his boards made the top 3 here...

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