On Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 11:07:20 AM UTC-5, RonB wrote:
0 linear feet of 1 x 6 Poplar this weekend. The pieces ranged in length fro
m a few that were over 60" to large number between 25" and 35".
oothly and I got a pretty good edge on all boards, but I did run into an in
teresting (at least to me) situation.
and the more apt that the kerf was going to close around the splitter. In s
ome cases I wasn't able to rip more than halfway through the board before i
t would bind up. Early on I was pulling the boards back out (with the saw o
ff, of course) flipping them and coming in from the other end to complete t
de, ripping the "lighter" ones with the splitter installed, and then (somew
hat nervously) ripping the darker ones without the splitter/guard. I don't
know for sure that all of the darker ones would have jammed around the spli
tter, but I can say for certain that none of the lighter ones did.
g. (In fact, I dropped it off at a saw and knife shop this morning) The 24
tooth cuts a wider kerf than the D1040X, so I might not have had the bindin
g problem, but I don't think it was sharp enough to have given me such a cl
ean edge. I have read about internal stresses causing kickback and other is
sues, but this was the first time that I actually experienced it first hand
- not kickback, but the closing of the kerf on the splitter.
set to magically appear in my shop so that I can start on the grooves and s
one I made years ago when I had even less of a clue than I have now. It wor
ks, but just barely, and it's not big enough for the MDF panels I'll need f
or the kitchen doors.
fact, poplar gets kind of a bad rap for being a featureless, utility wood
and it can stain up very nicely.
I'm not sure where you got the impression that I was "writing off the darke
r poplar". I merely mentioned that it acted differently while ripping, so I
used a different process to rip it, i.e. no splitter.
It's all going to be painted, so the original color is not an issue for me.
(BTW...I'm glad it all worked out nicely for your son)
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