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.
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?