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Forum topic by Texchappy posted 06-11-2013 03:28 PM 915 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Texchappy

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06-11-2013 03:28 PM

I’m hoping to start the little shaker table from Schwarz’s new DVD. I have some walnut that should work well for most of the project. One thing I don’t have (and don’t know how to find) is the bastard cut stock he calls for for the legs. Where can I get that? (I’m not blessed with a good hardwood supplier that I’ve found in the Manhattan, KS area).

Bonus question: anything I should look for in it?

-- Wood is not velveeta


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richardwootton

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#1 posted 06-11-2013 03:43 PM

Is bastard cut just another way of saying flat sawn or plain sawn?

-- Richard, Hot Springs, Ar -- Galoot In Training

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#2 posted 06-11-2013 04:08 PM

RichardWootton,

Bastard cut lumber is another term for rift cut lumber. In bastard cut lumber the annual
rings make angles of 30° to 60° with the surface of the piece.

Herb

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Texchappy

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#3 posted 06-11-2013 04:15 PM

And it’s apparently recommended for legs because it doesn’t cause the visual disconnect of having two different cuts reflecting on different sides of the leg.

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#4 posted 06-11-2013 04:22 PM

If you have some thicker flat-sawn stock, you can often get enough rift-sawn from it. I show what I did in the first photo in the discussion of this project:
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/65876

- Chuck

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Texchappy

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#5 posted 06-11-2013 04:38 PM

Thanks ChuckV. Unfortunately I don’t have that thick a stock, I just have 4/4. The plan calls for 1-1/8” IIRC which I think would come out to 5/4 right? I’m beginning to realize that the question is as much about internet/mail order of wood as the cut. Never ‘ordered’ wood before so I’m clueless on that aspect.

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#6 posted 06-11-2013 04:49 PM

Within a wide flatsawn board, you will often find riftsawn portions. I don’t see many mills cutting walnut riftsawn or quartersawn, however if you look through a pile of flatsawn stock you are bound to find enough straight grain for the legs.

Good luck!

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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scott ernst

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#7 posted 06-12-2013 04:56 PM

Check out Collectors Specialties Hardwoods in Gardener, Co. Nice folks with an amazing selection of lumber. It’s worth it to just drool over the stuff on the website. www.CSWoods.com. You didn’t mention if you need 8 or 12/4 for the legs, but they will have both. Sometimes they have 3×3 leg blanks in random lengths. They can ship something like your order through UPS. Good luck.

-- Scott, NM www.CustomFurniture.us

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Texchappy

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#8 posted 06-12-2013 05:58 PM

Thanks scott I’ll give them a look.

The plans call for 1 1/8th” so I’m thinking 5/4 or 6/4 to start out with – though maybe a bit more if I need to diamond cut it out.

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WDHLT15

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#9 posted 06-12-2013 08:27 PM

I looked at CSWoods.com. Their prices are extremely high. I sell walnut for much less than that, but I am not a commercial operation, just a Forester and a Woodworker with a sawmill and passion for wood.

A perfect rift sawn board has an identical grain pattern on all four faces. The growth rings run 45 degrees to the face.

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT15 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln. hamsleyhardwood.com

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Texchappy

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#10 posted 06-12-2013 09:31 PM

Unfortunately the shipping from CSWood seemed prohibitively high to me. They were very helpful and knowledgeable. WDHLT15, would you be willing to ship, if so then PM me what ya got. So far the best option (at least price wise) I’ve seen is the 20 bf packs from Steve Wall Lumber in NC.

I looked over my walnut and I’m going to go out later (when it’s cooler) with my cut list and see how much I can layout from what I have.

-- Wood is not velveeta

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WDHLT15

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#11 posted 06-13-2013 02:22 AM

Tex,

Give me an idea of the thickness, width, and length, and I will consider it.

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT15 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln. hamsleyhardwood.com

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Texchappy

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#12 posted 06-13-2013 02:36 AM

thickness would be up to 8/4 if I have to diamond out to get to rift cut, 5/4 if you have some that is already that way from where it was in the tree. The 4 legs are 1 1/8 square final dimension and they are 28 inches long.

-- Wood is not velveeta

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