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#1 posted 12-07-2012 05:02 PM

Instead of 2-1/2” blanks, just a rip down the middle of the plank. It will take two passes, but a 10” tablesaw will rip to that depth ( done that with some Beech planks) and just set the fence to remove the glue lines, leaving bare wood. Once it is down to the “bare” essentials, panner, or plane smooth.

I have been doing a lot of Barn wood the last year or so. Mostly Beech/ white oak rafters. Some 6×6 beams as well. My only real problems were with nails. Any burn marks were easy to just hand plane off. As long as you have a way to keep the plank vertical going through the cut, should be fine. Who knows, maybe a use for the “sawdust wood” as a thin board? small drawer dividers?

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