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Lee Barker

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#1 posted 02-10-2011 06:03 PM

This discussion has really got me to thinking. I can imagine, clear headed and deliberate, short circuiting the cutting of a board if I had clues it was about to become dangerous.

However, I can also imagine that late in the day, on a project with no comfortable cushion of extra material behind me and a looming deadline, not making the wise choice. I hope this story helps me adjust the latter.

My first experience with tension wood was ripping a long piece of 4/4 western cedar decades ago. In the course of that 10’ cut, the two pieces spread way apart and then came back toward each other and crossed!



-- " his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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