|Forum topic by michael crawford||posted 02-25-2010 05:34 PM||2483 views||1 time favorited||6 replies|
02-25-2010 05:34 PM
this is the first time ive ever used hardwood for a complete project. i usually use pine.
what i purchased is 14 foot long red oak boards, 5/4, between 5 1/2 and 9 1/2 wide. i will be making chairs out of these, most pieces being 1 inch thick by 2 inches wide.
the way the wood looks is that one side has already ben planed. well, mostly. not a completely finished piece, but most of the rough has been planed off to a good texture. the rest is really rough.
what i think i need to do is this:
cut the rough stock to a little longer than i need with my radial arm saw.
use the previously planed surface against the fence on my jointer and joint one edge.
use the unjointed edge as my waste side when i rip it to 2 inch widths on my table saw.
does this sound good so far?
the 9 1/2 wide board has had no planing done to it. it is also only 4/4, and will be planed to just over 1/2 inch thickness. my jointer only does 6 inch stock max, so i cant plane or square this piece. my thought was to cut itto rough lengths, then machine one edge to flat, rip to length on the table saw, and then square it up. does this sound right?
Lastly, what kinds of safety precautions do i need to follow when working with this versus pine? the guy at the lumber yard said that i would be seeing a lot of kickback, and to reinstall my riving knife and anti-kickback stuff on my table saw. is this right? anything else i should be aware of?
thanks for helping out a newbie.