How to Make a 2x4 Out of Fire Wood

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you will need:
a jointer
a band saw
a planer
and some fire wood

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Step 1:

first joint your fire wood so it has 2 flat sides that are at a 90 degree angle.

Step 2:

make sure your band saw has a nice long fence and set your saw to your desired measurement plus some extra. this will give you something to plane off for a smooth surface. a deep/wide blade is recommended.
take your time and keep your wood square and flush to your bed and fence.

Step 3:

then cut off the unwanted bark portion.
you can also do this on a table saw if available.

Step 4:

now run it through your planer on each side and you'll have a beautiful piece of usable wood for your projects!

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BeachsideHank

3 years ago

Nothing more satisfying than milling your own project lumber, especially if it's White Oak, quartersawn.

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rshulmanBeachsideHank

Reply 3 years ago

way to make some nice usable wood most people would normally burn