Here’s where I go lumber shopping…The coolest thing is that it is all free! Just some extra time to sift and sort. Sorry for the blurriness, a combination of glare and good old muggy Georgia weather after a thunderstorm.
Here’s a couple pictures of the wood I’ve found. An oddball piece of Curly maple and a piece of Walnut. Not perfect, but I think I’ll be able to come up with some idea for them.
Ok, So I’ve found these nice pieces of poplar and jointed them on 2 sides square….UHHH Now what? I hate to say it, but I don’t know the best way to proceed. Should I use the planer and try to square them up that way and plane them all to the same width and thickness, or should I spring for one of those Freud Glue line ripping blades and saw them all to the same width and thickness? I want to do this the right way the first time….Any suggestions? I’ve checked most of these with a cheap moisture meter from Harbor freight and it doesn’t register at all. I checked it on some wetter wood from a rain yesterday just to be sure, and it showed about 22%, so I know it’s working, but don’t know how accurate it is.
Ok, more to come later.
-- He who dies with the most tools wins!.....Just wait, I'm going to win!..ERR my wife will at least.