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Forum topic by William Shelley posted 05-11-2015 11:11 PM 549 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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William Shelley

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05-11-2015 11:11 PM

I was cleaning up around my miter saw and found this offcut from a cedar fence board purchased at home depot. It’s sat around a while in my dry shop and so this happened… for the record, I believe that the rest of that board got rejected too.

I thought folks might find these photos entertaining :)

-- Woodworking from an engineer's perspective


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#1 posted 05-12-2015 11:28 AM

Those growth rings are very wide.

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT40HD35 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln. hamsleyhardwood.com

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#2 posted 05-12-2015 11:59 AM

Would that be considered quarter sawn?

Those growth rings are a good example of how trees are grown fast on timber plantations. I was helping my nephew this weekend and had a quarter sawn 2 by 4 with 5 growth rings across the width. Pretty crazy when I come across one with both pith and bark on it.
I have a piece of 1 by 6 pine similar that I have had since the fall I keep on my tool chest just to watch the movement through the years. It cupped drastically over the winter and just about flattened out when it warmed up and got more humidity in the air.
Now that I think about it, I’m going to go stand it on end and watch what it does over the summer.
Heck, might come across a project calling for that arc and will have the template!

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#3 posted 05-13-2015 12:44 AM

Probably juvenile wood from near the core of the tree.

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT40HD35 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln. hamsleyhardwood.com

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