|Forum topic by need2boat||posted 07-18-2011 04:51 AM||2509 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
07-18-2011 04:51 AM
Over the weekend I bought about 400 bf cherry.
This was stored inside a barn for better then 25 years. The price was less then a 1.00 a bf and I’d say better then 3/4 of it is usable to some degree. Most of it is cupped some worse then others. 90% of it is right at 4/4 or just under and around 5 feet long. Most boards are 10-12” wide a few 18” and really nice color. I would guess iit’s all from the same tree and each board was then cut in 1/2.
After unloading and finding a place for it I pulled a few and tried a few things. I tried it cup down, and also ripping it in 1/2 them planing. The issue being I got it mostly flat but one piece still had a twist. I’m new to dealing with rough cut lumber, this is the second batch I’ve bought locally and really hadn’t planed on buying this many Bf but figured I can hopefully use it, if not it will make good firewood. ;-)
Should I built a sled of some type to support the wood when it’s being planed to off set any twist. I have a jet 15” planer.
I snapped a few pic while I was sorting out where to up in. ;-)