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Offline yukon cornelius

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Re: how to gauge how deep for first slab
« Reply #20 on: November 05, 2013, 10:30:34 PM »
I can see benefits to both ways. I will keep trying and see what works for me. I have had a lot of waste but mainly from bad wood (rot and defects). the cuts so far are going well or maybe im not picky or don't know any better.

im learning so much here! thank God for all of you and thank all of you for all the advice!
It seems I am a coarse thread bolt in a world of fine threaded nuts!

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Re: how to gauge how deep for first slab
« Reply #21 on: November 09, 2013, 11:26:27 AM »
When I cut a log I turn it 90% after the open cut. That usually gives me a flat edge on one side of the slabs. That makes edging alot easier.

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Re: how to gauge how deep for first slab
« Reply #22 on: November 09, 2013, 03:01:08 PM »
Whenever I open a log, I try to cut so that I will have the width for a good board on the 2nd cut!  ;)
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