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Forum topic by VerteramoFurniture7 posted 08-05-2009 09:03 PM 967 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-05-2009 09:03 PM

Topic tags/keywords: milling tablesaw jointer planer

Hey Guys,

I was just milling up stock for some kitchen cabinets. The following are the steps I have done so far.

1. Cut board down in size with miter saw
2. Ripped boards down to 5-3/4” width to fit onto jointer.
3. Jointed 1 side
4. Planed down other side.
5. Joint 1 edge
6. Rip other edge on table saw 1/16 big.

To do
7. Plane all parts to final width.


1. Do you guys rough mill and finish mill your stock? i.e. joint 1 side and plane 1 side a bit thick then joint 1 side again and plane the other side again down to final thickness, letting the wood site an amount of time between rough and finish mill? (to let the stress work its way out of the wood)

2. When I was ripping the second edge on the table saw I was using a featherboard. Every cut I made was coming out bowed. Do you guys use a feather board at this step? When I didn’t use a feather board it seemed to be coming out right. Do you think it is the feather board that is causing the problem?



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#1 posted 08-05-2009 09:22 PM

A good question. I’m going to follow this link as I’ve found a supplier for rough lumber.

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#2 posted 08-05-2009 11:34 PM

always rough mill and then finish mill. the inside of wood is always going to be more moist than the outside and have stresses in it that will need to be released. and a featherboard dosent keep the board straight it just holds it against the fence. so the featherboards not to blame for any movement your getting

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#3 posted 08-06-2009 02:49 AM

I always mill oversize, (Long, wide and thickness) and then finish to final size after a period of aging in the oversize mode.

All of my wood is rough sawn from a sawmill. All of my wood is air dried, unless you call storing wood in the attic of a barn that had a temp of 137 deg during the summer, something else.

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