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Offline Eciton

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Maximizing quartersawn widths
« on: January 29, 2021, 09:10:37 AM »
i have a couple logs i want to saw for quartersawn boards for a boat project.  I am looking for the best way to get as wide of quartersawn boards as i can with minimal waste.  

some of the oak logs are large enough that i was planning on cutting them into quarters first then sawing but i am unsure how to hold them at the correct angle to get the widest boards.

also pine ones, they are 18'' diameter, is there a tutorial for getting the most bang for your buck?

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Re: Maximizing quartersawn widths
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2021, 09:20:14 AM »
If you will search for the Reverse Roll Quartersawing (RRQS)  thread, it describes a technique to get the widest QS boards possible.
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Re: Maximizing quartersawn widths
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2021, 11:24:20 AM »
great thanks!


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