|Forum topic by SKlaus||posted 02-08-2012 01:01 AM||1236 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
02-08-2012 01:01 AM
Hi everyone, I’ve been woodworking for about 2 years and am a novice at the craft. I was making some doors for a cabinet in my garage out of 4/4 hard maple, and while I was running it through the table saw
My question is why? I let the wood acclimate to my shop for several weeks. I bought it from a local supplier in south florida, so the humidity levels were about the same. I bought it S4S, as its hard to find anything other than that down here. I bought it straight. It was flat sawn, which I wasnt excited about. But there was no tell tale that I am aware of that the wood would have basically “blown up” on the back end while ripping. The only thing I can determine is that there was some internal stresses that didnt show, and relieved while cutting. If so, is there a way to tell, or anything I missed while selecting the stock?
thanks for you help ahead of time
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