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Forum topic by Leonardthecat posted 12-15-2016 01:41 AM 632 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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12-15-2016 01:41 AM

I just bought a bunch of rough cut maple and black walnut from an auction and it’s mostly rough cut. I was wondering if there’s a disadvantage of planing it all down and setting it aside for convenience reasons for when I need to use it or should I do it as need be?

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#1 posted 12-15-2016 02:15 AM

The disadvantage is that it could move after you’ve planed it and you’ll just have to flatten it again and lose more material.

Sometimes if I gave material I won’t be using right away I like to skip plane it – a very light pass on each side. Let’s me better see the grain/ figure before deciding where in a project it will be used.

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