I had to resaw alot of mahogany beams to get 1 and /34 inch width legs for chairs.
I left an additional 1/8 almost so I can joint and plane boards.
The boards were huge, and heavy.
I would have loved to cut them down, but then I would not get the same amount of curved legs out of each one, so slicing the boards down in length wasnt a good option.
After pushing these big boys through the bandsaw to cut down to width, I noticed two boards had bows in them.
The boards are approx 8 feet each
Each leg is 40 inches, and with the 5.5 inch boards I can cut 4 legs.
Do I cut the legs out rough, and hope the bow is not so noticable?
If I face joint and plane with an 8 footer, I will lose more than the 1/8th I allowed.
Should I plane legs after I cut them rough?
Didnt realize 2 of the boards had warps, they looked flat, I thought it was just the cut of the beam, some were narrower at ends.
Im done for the weekend, but I will take any advice before I proceed to cut legs.
(IM using the thicker slice in the pictures, and although only the thin slice looked warped, the larger piece is also a bit bowed)