mountain ash rough squaring

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Forum topic by praspekt posted 04-19-2013 03:59 AM 629 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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04-19-2013 03:59 AM

i got a nice 3’ long piece of mountain ash in the fall, it’s about 14” in diameter, i let it sit for the winter, and today i decided to play with it.. using a chain saw, i cut along the length of the piece in half, kept one half, and with the other one i squared it up as best as i could. it finished off as a 3’ turning blank approx. 6”x6”.. very rough..

what would be the best way to get this to be perfectly square? i thought about putting it through the planer, though i also thought about using the jointer, ban saw? any thoughts?

thanks a lot!!

it’s also relatively wet inside, any recommendations on drying?

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#1 posted 04-21-2013 02:05 AM

Joint 2 edges square to each other and then run it through the planer to get the second 2 edges parallel to the ones you jointed. Depending on how dry it is , it may or may not stay square!

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