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Forum topic by rbterhune posted 10-05-2010 08:17 PM 855 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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rbterhune

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10-05-2010 08:17 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question planer jointer milling

I am new to woodworking so I have seemingly hundreds of questions for everyone on this site.

I have a project requiring 13/16 thickness legs/stiles and rails. The top is 13/16 or 7/8 as well (can’t remember without looking at plans).

What are the chances I could get those thicknesses out of a 4/4 rough cut board?

I realize twisting and cupping greatly effect this but assuming a decent board, is this possible?

Thanks.


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childress

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#1 posted 10-05-2010 08:24 PM

yes…

-- Childress Woodworks

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#2 posted 10-05-2010 08:37 PM

If the 4/4 is a true 1” or better, no problem. But some mills rough cut so close to the limit that after drying, stuff marked as 4/4 is well under 1” in the rough. If they even skip-plane it, suddenly it is below 7/8”.

Just measure the wood to be sure and pick pieces for minimum cup and twist.

Otherwise you will have to move up to 5/4” or alter the plans slightly to accommodate thinner pieces.

-- Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things.

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rbterhune

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#3 posted 10-05-2010 08:57 PM

rwyoung…I didn’t have a ruler on me to check but I was at Woodcraft the other day looking at lumber (would never buy there…way too expensive) and I noticed that their 4/4 looked thinner than 1” for sure.

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#4 posted 10-05-2010 09:59 PM

I am not a expert but i would think the length that you need will matter too because if u need a 8 foot board it would be harder then if you only needed a 1 foot board because you have to plane it until its straight. So i would rough cut the board to length so if you have any cups or twists it would be lessened but that’s just my 2 cents.

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 10-05-2010 10:06 PM

Our molding plant is down here in Georgia and most of what we get in is above 1 inch. We s4s for people wanting 13/16 all the time. When they want 7/8 we don’t promise anything but hit and miss but we can come pretty close to cleaning that up if we baby it.

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 10-05-2010 10:13 PM

BTW, I’m sorry, but I just noticed that you were new. Welcome to Lumberjocks; it’s a great place for woodworkers of all kinds and you’ll love it.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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rbterhune

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#7 posted 10-05-2010 11:23 PM

helluvawreck…thank you.

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#8 posted 10-06-2010 02:22 AM

The plans sound like they came from a commercial shop. Like Helluvawreck said I often order my stock from my supplier to 13/16 so it is ready for a final planing or wide belt sanding to 3/4 finished dimension.

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rbterhune

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#9 posted 10-06-2010 04:37 AM

The plans are not commercial…they are a Stickley nightstand.

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