Slabs From The Sawyer
Slabs from the sawyer is article about Shop Blog bookmarked by mike with ID 13923877534 was uploaded on 22-02-2019 and has been viewed 321,629 times.
Rough lumber can be hard to judge.Christopher Schwarz (right) and I looked over a piece of persimmon to gauge the viability of the spalting and condition of the wood.Getting a look at both sides and having a knife or plane to probe the wood helps you avoid p*nky wood or hidden knots.
I often feel like sourcing wood takes on two dissonant aspects.It can be an annoyance when I can't find the board I'm looking for, and everything is checked, warped or has too much runout.On the other hand, I go out of my way on every vacation to visit lumberyards to see what treasures another part of the country or world possesses, and to take a chance on the lumber lottery.
One of the most polarizing sources for lumber, in my experience, is sawyers and tree services.I've bought wood off of sawyers a number of times.Once, I got some one-of-a-kind Japanese elm that worked beautifully and didn't warp, cup or check in the least.
Another time, I got 100 board feet of sopping-wet soft maple that I was told had been air-drying for years, most of which went to the bin or bonfire.The arborist and sawyer pair, not uncommon...