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Grain Direction

Postby Rod » 01 Jun 2019, 11:40

Here’s a short video clip on choosing grain direction.

‪A Lesson in Grain Direction https://www.finewoodworking.com/2006/11 ... =679561380

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Re: Grain Direction

Postby sammy.se » 01 Jun 2019, 16:08

Very informative, thanks

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Re: Grain Direction

Postby 9fingers » 01 Jun 2019, 21:14

Thanks Rod,

Very interesting indeed. All I have to do is remember it next time I'm making legs!

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Re: Grain Direction

Postby Woodbloke » 01 Jun 2019, 22:54

9fingers wrote:Thanks Rod,

Very interesting indeed. All I have to do is remember it next time I'm making legs!

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...or possibly using a No.5 jack plane. Hang on a mo'....are those oinkers I see flying before me? :lol: :lol: - Rob
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Re: Grain Direction

Postby 9fingers » 02 Jun 2019, 08:58

Woodbloke wrote:...or possibly using a No.5 jack plane. Hang on a mo'....are those oinkers I see flying before me? :lol: :lol: - Rob

No danger of that Rob. The last time I handled a no 5 would have been 50 plus years ago at school. I find the weight of a no 4 more than adequate to keep the shop door propped open on warm days! :lol:

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Re: Grain Direction

Postby Andyp » 02 Jun 2019, 11:13

Interesting. And precisely the sort of thing I remember only when it is too late.
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Re: Grain Direction

Postby Malc2098 » 02 Jun 2019, 11:42

Brilliant, just when I've finished my bench!!
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Re: Grain Direction

Postby 9fingers » 02 Jun 2019, 11:50

Malc2098 wrote:Brilliant, just when I've finished my bench!!


Indeed. I've made 3 tables and foot stool this year and could have done with this insight!

Memo to self next time
"buy leg timber > sqrt 2 (=1.5)times thicker than apparently necessary to allow for cutting diagonally if needed."

My current "legged" project will be painted so no need to heed the advice this time.

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