Good Morning All,
I am a little hesitant to post my progress here because I woodwork mostly on the weekends due to being a baseball coach and my progress is a little slow. But what the heck, here we go.
One little note before I get started. Not letting Tim Wakefield pitch last night was a load of crap!! His first and probably last All-Star game and they don't let him throw one pitch? The best knuckleballer in the history of baseball sits the pine for 9 innings, give me a break! Ok, I'll get off my soapbox about that.
I went out to the barn last night to find some white oak. (I have my own Woodmizer so I have tons of wood on hand) I found some that would be suitable for this project so I moved the wood over to my shop. I did have a few pieces of wide, clear white oak that I am going to try to use for the lid. It all depends on how much it will move. This is a piece of it on my jointer.
File comment: Wide oak on Jointer.
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File comment: Wide top being jointed.
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I continued to mill the legs and rails. I ran into one piece that was not quartersawn as much as I would like it. I needed it to be a final dimension of
1 1/8" and it was 2" thick so this is what I did. In order to try to make the face more quartersawn than flatsawn, I layed out the final board and resawed the board to try to expose more of the flecking. This is a nice little trick if you have the width to play with. Bare with me, I will take better pictures as I progress. You can see in the next pic I have the final board layed out ready to resaw.
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Tilt the bandsaw and resaw trying to expose as much quartersawn ray flecks as I can.
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After resawing, I took the piece to the jointer and jointed the board flat. Ran the opposite site throught the planer and this is the result.
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Nice little trick if you have the extra thickness to play with. This is about all for now. I am currently getting all the wood rough milled ready to acclimate.
Tom, do you think my one piece lid will work or do you think there will be too much movement??
I will keep posting as I progress.