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#1 posted 01-23-2008 08:48 PM

My .02 = quarter sawing lumber ALWAYS yields more stable lumber…at least in my book I will take stability and predictability over looks any day. If you are in an area without much swing in temp and humidity then flat sawing may be ok, but I always mill my lumber into quarter sawn planks. The main reason I have found that most people don’t quarter saw is that is is more difficult to do and they are unwilling to spend the time to learn. My friend Garrett Hack, who has maybe 20,000 bdft of lumber in his shop and barn, has probably 90% of it is quartersawn, regardless of species. Why? Stability (and somtimes looks, but looks is a secondary consideration).

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