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Offline DynaGlide

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Re: Working with some 8/4 lumber
« Reply #30 on: May 12, 2022, 08:01 AM »
@SoonerFan Yeah I like the stuff. It isn't tooooo bad to work with. The TS55 with ripping blade cuts through it pretty easily if I go slow. The Kapex does as well, I just take several shallow kerf cuts with either. Not a big deal and trying to avoid kickback.

I'm kind of mixing in elements between TWW Roubo and Hybrid bench designs. I have both sets of plans and videos. Once I get the legs to final dimension I can take my time doing the joinery. There's quite a bit involved to install the Benchcrafted leg vise and still allow room for the mortise and tenon connections between the legs and stretchers.

Luckily Marc is primarily a power tool guy and used those to do most everything in the videos except where some light hand tool work was needed.

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Offline woodbutcherbower

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Re: Working with some 8/4 lumber
« Reply #31 on: May 15, 2022, 09:10 AM »
The grain in that maple is highly prized by guitar builders - it’s known as a ‘flame top’. The other variation is the ‘quilted top’.

Offline Bryston

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Re: Working with some 8/4 lumber
« Reply #32 on: July 06, 2022, 12:30 PM »
That curly maple is worth saving for something special I agree. Especially if it's 8/4. It's worth even more.