Milling Live Sawn Lumber
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Lumber from large commercial suppliers typically comes with straight-sawn edges.But when you saw your own logs or buy from smaller outfits, you have to find your way along the live edges and around the defects to get the best yield from a board.
Or maybe I shouldn't say you 'have to'; a happier way of thinking about live-sawn lumber is to realize that it affords creative, structural and aesthetic possibilities for utilizing a given piece of lumber that you often don't have when a business-minded sawyer has already made the decisions for you.
A table I recently started building provides a perfect example.I'm building the table in sassafras - the legs, apron and stretcher system from one log that was sawn into boards with straight edges, and the top from another, that my supplier, Joe Davison, left with live edges.
The first thing I do when making a top for a table or a sideboard is pick through the boards to find the best ones.With luck, I can get what I need out of those.This time I milled the five decent boards, beginning with the best, and found myself still a few inches short in width.