Turning 8/4 stock into half inch. Resting a bit before I tackle the next
piece. (OK, so I'm an old fat guy who spends too much time in front of
Stuff weighs a ton.
Makes dust. Ran one piece through the jointer and grabbed a respirator.
Huge cloud of dust, so finely divided that it looks like smoke. Thought
I'd set something on fire for a minute. Doesn't smell particularly
pleasant either. If I'm going to do much work with this stuff I may want
to rig real dust collection on the jointer.
Makes splinters on cut ends. Not great big ones, just little annoying
Careful on the feed, going through the bandsaw I burned it a little bit.
Never managed that before. Other than the burning though it saws nicely.
Has a good luster, even coming fresh out of the planer it's shiny enough
to see reflections.
Did I say it makes dust?
Interesting color, light, reddish, almost salmon-pink. Think it might
turn out to be pretty. Have to see what it looks like in an assembled
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