Chop Shop…or Milling, Step 1.

So after letting the Walnut acclimatize to the shop for a few weeks and get a little dryer (somewhere in the region 7%), I decided it was time to layout the various components of the chair and make some rough cuts so that the smaller pieces could further dry to around 5% moisture content, at which point they should be ready to mill to size.

Fast forward a few weeks (yes, I know, it’s been a while) and it’s time to make some rough cuts (I believe that they call this the Point of No Return…)
Here’s how things sit right now (actually, things are stickered and stacked on one side of the shop right now….)

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~ by Paul Dalton on July 18, 2012.

One Response to “Chop Shop…or Milling, Step 1.”

  1. I know it takes that one moment of courage to make the first cut in a piece of wood that costly.
    Proud of you for doing such a project.

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