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#1 posted 12-11-2012 09:47 PM

Scsmith42, thanks for the reply. I did joint one face, then planed off a minimal amount to maintain maximum thickness. I ripped about 2 or 3 inches off of each board but planed/jointed no more than a 1/4 inch off the thickness. I did stack the boards after planing but did not sticker.

Don W, I did have the lumber stacked and stickered while sitting in my shop. They were near the concrete floor which does get cold in AK but not on it.

I went ahead and milled the other five boards I needed for the first half of the bench a couple days ago and glued up the first slab on the same day I milled. I tried to offset the bowing and keep the good boards on the outside. The rough slab was ugly! I did a little work with a fore plane and sent the slab through the planer. To my suprise the slab is perfect, and I mean dead on holy crap once in a lifetime cannot detect an error perfect. Needless to say I am very happy.

I am still curious as to this batch of wood warped so badly. Is it possible I got a “bad batch” of stressed lumber that would bow no matter how I treated it? I did get a pretty darn good deal…..... Off to get milling slab number two, hopefully my luck holds.

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