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sawing future table legs
« on: December 03, 2017, 08:05:36 AM »
I have some shorter ash logs that i am thinking about using for 4" square table legs in the future.  Should i slab the logs a little over 4" and then air dry slabs and cut legs out of slabs after drying or do you normally cut the legs first then air dry?
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Re: sawing future table legs
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2017, 09:24:03 AM »
You will end up with more legs if you go with drying slabs before cutting blanks, don't end up with back pain from handling oversized slabs for a couple extra table legs.
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Re: sawing future table legs
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2017, 11:37:31 AM »
Legs sawn with the pith in them almost always crack and split. 
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Re: sawing future table legs
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2017, 12:19:44 PM »
When sawing table legs I mill for a rift cut.
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Re: sawing future table legs
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2017, 07:55:04 AM »
I rift cut table legs too--- that will give a leg two grain faces.

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