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Milling Your Own Lumber

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You will save a ton of money buying rough-cut lumber and milling it yourself. You will discover the freedom of woodworking when you are not chained to off-the-shelf, pre-milled lumber. Not only can you use wood species that are not available anywhere else, you can start using ‘found’ or salvaged lumber by milling away the ugly to reveal the surprisingly beautiful. Learn the basics of flattening a board on a jointer, dimensioning the board to the desired thickness using a stationary planer and returning to the jointer to straight-line one edge. Don’t have a shop full of heavy power tools? No worries, we’ll show alternative techniques using hand and portable power tools. Safety and good technique will be emphasized. Bring safety glasses, hearing protection and a board to practice (optional).

Required equipment: Safety glasses, hearing protection
Prerequisites: None
Instructor: Roger Kugler
Class size: 6
Cost of materials: None
Class Cost: $60
Class # 68

Earlier Event: February 23
Woodworking Basics: A Simple Tool Tote