Milling Wood

right: Four different methods of quartering timber.

Radial sawing

The size, shape and the grain pattern of" the wood that the woodworker gets to use in his workshop is, to a great extent, determined by the way the tree is sliced up or milled. There are many traditional ways of milling lumber: The log can he plain sawn to make a stack of planks, or it can be cut radially into quarters, and so on. Sometimes a single large-diameter log is first quartered, and then each quarter is sawn in a different way. The diagrammatic illustration below shows four methods of

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