I've mostly work with pine until now.
what is the secret to dealing with flame birch tear-out?
I've got a friend using his milling machine to surface some pieces for
me right now and seems like everything we do causes tear-out (except
I tried some water-based stain on a test piece tonight. It "furred up"
on me. I let it dry then took a couple of swipes with some fine
sandpaper and it was smoother again. Would an oil-based stain do the
If I set up a router/jointer, would that also cause tear-out? What
about a real jointer, or a planer?
Is there a way to treat the wood after staining that will harden the
Also, I keep seeing the term "snipe" associated with planers, and maybe
even jointers. What is this?