Archive for October, 2013

Reclaiming Wood

Sunday, October 20th, 2013

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3 x 14 planks seven to eight feet long.  First, they were denailed.

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These came out of ten planks.  Some planks had none or just brads, others were full of nails.

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The planks were then cut in half on a radial arm saw.  Two passes to get through the thickness, flipping the planks between passes.

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Then the planks were split on a table saw.  Again, two passes, flipping end-for-end to keep the same face on the fence.  Clear yellow pine, 40 cents a board foot plus lots of labor.