|Forum topic by nogeel||posted 08-19-2015 03:37 PM||672 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
08-19-2015 03:37 PM
I am a new woodworker starting to set up my shop. In the process I have bought a few plans from stumpy numbs (more to support the show) and a couple of the small shop books from Woodsmith.
All of these plans mention using hardwood for certain (what seems to me) critical parts. For example, I am wanting to build a router extension for my table saw that is in the Complete Small Shop from Woodsmith. The frame for the extension that attaches to the saw they recommend hardwood (kind of like the rails in the home built table saw fence on Stumpy nubs).
Are there particular hardwoods I should use or avoid for what to me are critical points in the tool that are less prone to wood movement? Or am I overthinking it? Maybe Popular because it is cheap? Or do I need to accept the fact that each season I may have to do something to it.
Thanks in advance.
-- Jeff, Tennessee