|Forum topic by DrPuk2U||posted 613 days ago||959 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
613 days ago
I bought a bunch of yellow pine to build a Holtzapffel bench. I stickered it and left it for two months. About 2/3 of the wood I can rip, but about a third of it closes up so fast I can’t finish the rip. I wrote about it in my shop blog here if you want more details and pictures.
But to be clear, the saw is a new SawStop 1.75 HP tablesaw with a Freud 24 tooth LMT72 rip blade. Everything is straight and aligned, the blade was up as high as it goes but it would bind badly. Moisture content of the wood is 7-8%. Some of the wood that ripped without problems is actually slightly wetter than the ones that do bind.
Is this just yellow pine being “bad”? I have read that it is a “reactive” wood. Any mitigation strategies? Other than time or new wood?
-- Ric, N. Illinois "Design thrice, measure twice, cut once... slap forehead, start over"