Understand how wood works and behave -Before you put any tool to your lumber, you will need to understand its proper orientation and what direction to plane the board. As trees grow, growth ring layers continue to build on one another and this produces beautiful grain that shows on our boards. This grain can make planning it trickier if we ignore the ideal direction to work. Working wood grain is kind of like petting a cat — if you go from tail to head, you will find the hair standing straight up and might get a hissing disapproval, but if you pet “with the grain” from head to tail, you’ll find the hairs lay down nice and smooth and purring will ensue.
Seizing of wood to the desired length is a starting point to ensure the components of wood are getting shaped into the end state products expectations. Normal machinery used for the seizing of wood can be Jig Saws, Miter Saws etc. Jig Saws are usually compact hand devices which are used to perform resizing at remote locations on the site. Miter saws are usually used in manufacturing sites where a fixed bed is placed along the saw to ensure a consistent flow of components in the process cycle. Multiple techniques are used to ensure consistent desired length components are produced at this stage. The usual manual mechanism is to mark the desired length on the bed of Miter saw where one end of the component is pointed towards the mark and the other end of the component is chopped with the circular saw.
Multiple decision factors are considered while resizing wooden components at this stage
– Overall quality of the component post-seasoning.
– The grain structure of the component.
– Straightness of the component.
– The split of wooden components at its edge.
– Maximum utilization of wooden components in desired end state product.
Skill enhancements and commitment from an individual at this stage are the most important success criteria to achieve an end state quality in expected cost. Resizing must ensure that the wooden components are of the best quality. The majority of defects from wooden components is being removed at this stage.