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Author Topic: Log diameter for quarter sawing, species  (Read 1755 times)

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Re: Log diameter for quarter sawing, species
« Reply #20 on: February 13, 2018, 12:54:46 PM »
Glad to see all the comments about stability.... i'm no expert, but I thought that was the main purpose, with sweet grain pattern being a bonus.

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Re: Log diameter for quarter sawing, species
« Reply #21 on: February 13, 2018, 01:34:06 PM »
Like LL says, there are some species that will really misbehave badly if you flat saw them, but can make useable (although narrow) quartersawn boards. As well as the eucalyptus species he mentioned I've found Sheoak (Australian pine) works a LOT better q-sawn, even with logs under 18". With a swing blade mill it's no more work to cut a 1x6 or a 6x1
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