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Re: quarter sawn poplar
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quarter sawn poplar *PIC* ()

Derek Cohen (in Perth, Australia)
With stability in mind, bearing in mind that I aim for tight tolerances, I now only use quarter sawn timber for drawer sides. The woods in Australia tend to be rather unstable Eucalypts. Tasmanian Oak is a Eucalypt, inspite of its name (British settlers to Oz named it after what it resembled, which is an oak). If rift sawn, it would twist and shake. Consequently it is quarter sawn, and may be purchased at the local borg this way, where it is still reasonable in price. I keep a decent stock on hand just for drawer sides.

The drawer side in the photo is not Tasmanian Oak, however. That was just for illustration. The side there is Kauri Pine, which is simply wonderful to plane and is stable. I built these drawers a decade ago, and they have not moved one iota ...

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Drawer planing fixture
Brilliant, as always.
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Thank you Derek *NM*
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planning ahead *PIC*
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