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Re: Jointing for stock prep question/technique

Barry Irby
It had not occurred to me I could flatten the arch in one of the pieces, Perhaps because I am usually straightening the edges of pieces that are fairly wide and strong. Or maybe I was being careful without realizing why.

I also do stock prep and let the pieces Acclimate or rest for a few days. Not so much as some sort of perfect plan but because I work at a glacial pace. I seldom work with kiln dried lumber, almost always use air dried stock and almost never take moisture meter readings.

One thing I generally do is cut pieces about four inches longer than necessary so I can cut away splits if necessary and cut away snipe.

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