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Old Oct 08, 2012, 12:12 AM
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Bought a length of hard maple to mill the fixtures presses and a few other things.

The fun part of this project is that I am using my acquired woodworking skills into the R/C flying hobby.

I started with a 5' long by 6+" wide X 4/4 (just over 3/4") length of hard maple. The board was cut in half length-wise to two 24+" boards. Each board was fed through my jointer to establish a clean, square edge. Oversize strips were milled using my bandsaw to minimize kerf waste. If I had milled the boards using my table saw, each cut would have consumed a 3/16" kerf as opposed to the 1/32" kerf of the bandsaw. In other words, the table saw -vs- the bandsaw: the table saw creating a 5:1 loss ratio over the bandsaw. The sequence was:

- squaring the board through the jointer/planer
- cutting the (oversized) width through the bandsaw
- squaring the board through the jointer/planer
- repeat...

Of course, I lose a bit of the board when it is re-squared each time after it is fed through the bandsaw.

Now I have to break-out the planer and bring these strips to specification.

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