The athor day i had to make a display cabinet for a company. I used African Mahogany for the project. The problem i encountered was when i cut the 50mm (2 inch) thick boards into 50 mm wide strips , these 50 X 50 X 2.1 m pieces pulled into any direction. I had to drive back to the City (2.5 hours there) to buy new lumber at a cost. My profit on the project was lowered substantially.
Before i cut the 50 mm wide pieces i flattened the boards on my jointer and the planed them with my planer. I edged one side to a perfect strait edge. By cutting them on the table saw each and every one pulled into a different direction while cutting – what a disappointment
I have to build two more cabinets for this client now. The problem is that i am worried about the same thing happening again.
Is there a method to determine if the boards have inner stress
I would appreciate some advice on this
-- Nollie Bay City , Tx .http://www.leoncustomfurniture.com