|Forum topic by JoeinDE||posted 05-24-2009 02:29 AM||1039 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
05-24-2009 02:29 AM
So I got brave this week and went to a local lumber guy to buy some rough lumber. Until now I have only purchased kiln dried S2S1E lumber online. I resisted the allure of the ambrosia maple and purchased some curly 4/4 cherry ($2.50/bft) 7-9” . I was a little scared since I don’t own a planer or a jointer, but I can use my router table as a jointer and I am building a “router planer jig” (seen here) to plane. The cherry was air drying for about a year and registered at 8-10% moisture when I bought it.
1. Do I need to dry this more? I have only worked with kiln dried lumber so far. I have the wood laid out in my (relatively) dry basement stacked with spacers in the same way that it was at the lumber yard.
-- A bad craftsmen blames his cheap #$%ing tools