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Posted on Truing lumber by hand--how to avoid "oops"

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#1 posted 04-07-2013 01:59 PM

Thanks CessnaPB. The pencil line makes good sense. I’ll give it a try.

All the wood I’ve been practicing on is scrap SYP, but I’m trying to get the method down so I can prep the lumber for the bench top I’m making. I realize learning to square lumber on 2×4x8’s (16 of them) might be a little masochistic, but I figured now was as good a time as any to learn, and by the time I was finished, I’d be pretty good at it.

I did buy extra lumber, for the expected mistakes along the way in surface prep…

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