|Forum topic by emrhappy||posted 04-01-2014 04:00 AM||754 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
04-01-2014 04:00 AM
My fellow wood aficionados… I have some really pretty highly figured burl walnuts and quilted maples (see pics).
I bought these on ebay 2 years ago and they’ve been in my climate controlled shop/garage since. I don’t know the current moisture level, but it was already low enough when I bought them. They were originally a little less than 4/4 or there a bouts and today I decided I wanted to resaw and use them for a box that I want to build. I started on the bandsaw, resawed the walnut, surface jointed one face, then planed the other side parallel. By the time I was done I was down to 5/16 to 3/8 before it was s2s… 3/8” was ok, but now they’re twisted. This is lower than my smallest 3/8 dovetail bit, so I figured I’d have to box joint them together. I came out this evening and every one of them is twisted! Dangit!!! these are way too pretty to waste. How do I get dimensioned lumber (as this isn’t the first time I’ve dimensioned lumber only to have it a twisted mess)????? This is so frustrating! and any ideas on how to salvage these pieces?
Thanks in advance!
-- I cut that thing twice and it's still too short!