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TCCcabinetmaker

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#1 posted 949 days ago

8-12% per AWI standards.

However, knock the bark off the edges it intruduces the chance for the wood to wrot.

Now to the original questions, Hand planing the edges is certainly an option, it’s not a really dense wood, so it wouldn’t be too hard, except where the knots are.

If your band saw is big enough, you can build a straight lining jig to rough the wood closer to a straight edge, then hand plane it, or even take it to a tablesaw. Honestly there are a number of ways to flatten boards though, I know if I explained some of them it’d raise some peoples eyebrows really quick though.

You can also occaisionally add blowing a heater on the wood (like a space heater) from a small distance so as to not set things on fire.

P.S as a log it can take several years, some woods may only take several months when resawn. Invest in a moisture meter, they are relatively inexpensive and worth it.

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