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Forum topic by Leonardthecat posted 10-21-2016 12:22 PM 415 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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Leonardthecat

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10-21-2016 12:22 PM

My dad just finished building a portable saw mill and is starting to slice up some lumber as he fine tunes it. I just started getting into building bandsaw boxes. My question is would I be able to use the wood he cuts, which isn’t properly dried, for my bandsaw boxes? Would it cause any problems running through my planer, staining and finishing, or problems or wood movement down the road?
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#1 posted 10-21-2016 12:35 PM

No. And Yes. No you shouldn’t use it, and yes it will cause problems. While you may be able to machine it, you won’t be able to apply a finish and it will shrink so that your boxes will look like heck.

-- Murphy's Carpentry Corollary #3: Half of all boards cut to a specific length will be too short.

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