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#1 posted 03-23-2013 11:16 PM

You will find the bill from the kiln to be quite a bit less if you sticker it for a couple of months first. Quarter sawn makes the best gunstocks. I never have hardwood sawn less than 1 1/8 the extra thickness is often needed to take the warp out of the boards when they are dry. 2 1/2” is about rite for stock blanks. Having never had curley maple sawed I am not sure if it should be flat or quarter sawed but you will get more lumber and wider boards if you flat saw.

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