Back At Teaching...This Time With Wood #3: Planing Rough Lumber

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Blog entry by PGreene posted 03-29-2009 01:25 AM 2608 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Preparing the sheet stock Part 3 of Back At Teaching...This Time With Wood series Part 4: Spring Break...lots of work gets done! »

The weather was beautiful this morning and we were expecting a lot of rain this afternoon. What better day to prep out some rough lumber? We spent about 3 and a half hours today choosing some rough cut pine from my stock and planing it out. Immanuel struggled with the jointer at first, but he was getting the hang of it by the end. He made me laugh when I brought out the planer because he told me that he thought we would be hand planing all of the lumber. Just for a few laughs I brought out my hand planes and let him work at it a bit….then I showed him how the planer worked. There was such a satisfying look on his face when the pretty yellow pine came out of the dirty, rough stock. I had made him write down the cost of an 8 ft, 3/4×12” pine board at Lowes ($28), then I had him calculate the lumber we just planed…wow was he surprised. It was a fun day, not too educational other than how a jointer works and why you should use it. I think the biggest sense of success came when we swept up all of the shavings!

Rough lumber Pile
Rough Lumber Pile

Planing pine
Planing pine

Lots of Shavings!!!
Lots of Shavings!

Finished Boards
Finished Boards

-- Patrick

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#1 posted 03-29-2009 01:31 AM

A LumberJock in the making!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#2 posted 03-29-2009 01:55 AM

I just went back and read the first two parts to this series and now I’m looking forward to the next. That’s great that you are helping him out and who knows, maybe you’ll learn a few things yourself.

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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