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Dealing with wood defects

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Cup Defect
cup defect
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Cup: A board that rocks
from edge to edge
when laid on one face.

Cup Defect

Solution: Rip a wide, cupped board into narrow flat sections, as shown in Photo B, below right. Rip each piece slightly wider than you need, then re-rip or joint the edges square to the face. You even can glue these sections back together to create a wide board.


wood defects B
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Rip cupped boards with
the convex face against
the saw table. A scrap
clamped to the fence
guides the workpiece
and holds the portion
being cut flatly against
the table.

Transform mildly cupped lumber into flat, thinner boards. First, joint the concave face flat, then plane the other face parallel.


Continued on page 5:  Twist Defect

 

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pf2 wrote:

The other day, I needed to clean up rough edges on 4' boards. Rather than use a carrier strip requiring extra steps to install/remove double-sided tape, I clamped an 8' length of 2"x2" angle aluminum onto my fence over a 1/4" spacer to lift it off the table saw slightly. This gave me an 8' long fence that the rough boards could ride against... a charm. Quick work of all the boards -- even with resetting the fence position for different board widths.

11/22/2013 10:23:49 AM Report Abuse
RickGarrett wrote:

maybe the artical is short, but truth be known. This is some realy good info. @least for me.

1/20/2011 06:44:01 PM Report Abuse

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