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Forum topic by bonefish96 posted 04-08-2013 05:10 PM 571 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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04-08-2013 05:10 PM

I guy I know buys “waste” from a local veneer mill. Red oak, cherry and maple. The material is basically all the pith boards that are left over after veneer is sawn from both sides of the log. The material is green and most is between 3/4 and 4/4 rough, 15-24” wide and 10-12’ length. The lumber is apparently steamed as part of the veneer sawing process. I anticipate that most of the boards will check through the center as they dry but I should be able to get nice wide quartersawn rippings on either side. Anyone ever worked with material like this? Any reason I should avoid buying a batch?


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#1 posted 04-08-2013 05:23 PM

I use to get it from a veneer mill in S. Indiana. The pith was wasted but most of the time I could get several usable boards.
Also ask them about the outer flitches. Usually 3-6” thick and you can get some nice sap wood from them.

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