Tue, Nov 14, 2006, 8:30am (EST-3) firstname.lastname@example.org (foster239) doth
I would like to make coasters from a small (3-4") log by crosscutting
them on a bandsaw about ¼" thick. Would anybody have any
recommendations on what kind of wood/log to use that would not "check"
and would have an interesting grain structure?
To my mind about any wood would have an interesting gain structure.
Probably your best bet would be already dried wood. Other than
that, experiment a bit - slice a load of potential coasters, put 'em in
a large paper bag with sawdust and let the lot dry for awhile. Or, try
microwaving the wood, either before, or after cutting. Experiment.
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