Transforming logs into lumber saves money, but takes patience and skillful technique. Learn about milling trees and jointing and planing your way to square, true stock.
Is it okay to run plywood through a planer?
I left the unfinished top for a blanket chest in my truck on a hot, humid day, and it cupped. Can I get the top flat again without planing it (and reducing thickness)?
Often, when I rout, plane, or joint stock, especially figured wood, small chunks of wood tear loose from the surface, leaving it as pockmarked as the moon. What should I do differently?