Salvaging Warped Rough Cut Lumber with a Grizzly Planer

Foreign [Music] Hey it's Brock here with Rock Hill Farms You might notice behind me is a Beautiful stack of rough cut Lumber and We've got several different species in Here there's a lot of black walnut off Of two different trees A lot of that is one inch like 15 inch Wide slabs and I've got some narrower Live Edge stuff we've also got two Species of Oak we have hedge and then I've got a really nice looking stack of Cherry over here that I'll show you in a Minute And one of my goals or projects I'm Pursuing on the property is to take Trees from standing trees fell them Myself Cut them down into saw logs Mill them Plane them and go all the way through to Finished woodworking projects I think That would be really rewarding and I Like the idea of maybe showing you guys Some of those projects start to finish From filling the tree all the way Through a finished piece of furniture And my father has a lot of experience With that type of woodworking and he Also has some nice equipment we can use And I've got access to The trees and I've got access to a Sawmill and I want to do a couple of These before I buy my own sawmill

So I'm really excited to get into this I've been standing here looking a little Bit trying to decide what I want to use Today right here is an example of some Really Prime Lumber I ha I don't know yet what this is going To be but we've got about a three inch Thick 15 inch wide slab Walnut black Walnut beautiful color on it and I've Got a few of these and then I've got a Bunch of one inch out of that same tree But this hasn't been milled for very Long I don't think we should really Um plane it until it's had time to see If it's going to warp or cup or anything This piece back here that looks dirtier That is also black walnut it's thinner I Think it's been cut for it's been milled A year and a half ago A little over a year ago so it should be Ready so I think I'll take that one and We'll run it through the planer and Maybe a little bit of this cherry and See how that comes out I've done one Other video running that planer but it Didn't work very well I kind of Struggled with it it needed new blades It's mandatory that you have a dust Collector run on it because it clogs up Very quickly if you don't so I'm gonna Go inside get that fixed up and we're Going to try to Mill some Lumber Okay here's the piece of Walnut we're Going to use for our test

And then this right here looks like a Good piece of cherry to test out on Yeah let's let's try these two Can't wait to see how this turns out So I do need to replace these blades but I don't want to spend a lot of time on It because odds are most of you watching Don't have the exact same planer this is The blade or the knife and it's got A plate that basically clamps this down So you take the bolts loose the knife Has Springs under it it'll pop out put The new one in and you set this on top And this kind of pushes down on the Knife and holds it it sets it against This round roller And then you just tighten the bolts back Down it seems like it's going to be a Pretty straightforward process Foreign This is the old blade back to back with The new blade the height is almost Exactly the same so I don't think these Old blades have ever been sharpened And as you look they're just they're not Sharp at all Basically just a blunt tip but more than That There are a lot of Nicks it's gonna be Hard for me to show you guys that but There's a Nick there's a Nick there's a Nick There there there So

Definitely past the point of needing Sharpened and the owner's manual Basically tells you you probably don't Want to do it yourself you want to take These to a machine shop to be sharpened All right I noticed here these belts are Loose this one on the outside is really Loose the other two are just slightly Loose so I really need to replace these Belts at least this belt but if you're Going to do one you should do them all So they probably even sell sets of three Foreign Well let's fire it up hopefully it's not Making any funky noises this is a 220 Planer so I have to set it in one spot Because I've run the correct power to This spot right here [Music] All right as soon as I get the dust Collector in place we can start making Lumber Foreign [Music] Okay so I just slid this under here We'll at least get it Adjust it down close This is the Cherry Lumber that I milled With my friend Tony so I'll link to that Video at the end of this one and if you Haven't already go check out Tony's Tractor Adventure Foreign [Music]

It has a little bit of a bow So it's going to remove quite a bit of Material [Music] [Music] Foreign [Music] [Music] [Music] Foreign Making the adjustment when I flipped it Over because of the bow I didn't know How it would sit in there You can see it's only taking off on the Outside edge right now [Music] Okay so this started as a true one inch And we have now taken it down To 5 8 of an inch Typically You'd be looking to keep three quarter Inch boards when you cut one buys And obviously if we wanted rough cut Lumber To be the finished product we could have Kept You know over three quarters of an inch But This had enough bow in it that we had to Remove 3 8 of an inch I probably could have done a little bit Less and kept us at three quarters But man that has a nice smooth feel to

It It's not it's not like sanded Lumber but It's pretty smooth Now let's get a look at what this will Look like when it's finished So this wet look right here is what you Would get if you put a you know a clear Coat on this And obviously we could darken it up with A little bit of Something that has a little bit of a Cherry tint in the stain But Man that's nice I'm just sitting here thinking about all The different things we could do with This Lumber now we have this massive Piece of Walnut which is a bigger Challenge Got to decide what I want to do with That okay so let's look at this Walnut And see what we've got this was Originally all cut to two inches Yeah right there inch and three quarters Yeah sometimes I like to Not use the tongue on the tape measure Just in case it's off But We've got Inch and seven eighths So this was cut to two inches it's Currently an inch and seven eighths This should be fully dry but I chose This one because it has a lot of bow to

It And I want to see what happens To a to a board with that much bow when You run it through the planer Oh I think we'll be lucky to get a one inch Thick board out of this Which is all right Not all of them are Abode this bad but There's only one way to find out I guess What we're going to get out of it is to Run it through Now I'm also worried walnut's pretty Hard wood we've actually got a hardness Scale here So the hardest Lumber they have listed On here is black locust at 2500 PSI Sheer And the lowest is Balsam fur at 700 so If the range between the hardest wood And the softest wood will encounter goes From 700 to 2400 That cherry was 1700 So you're about halfway Well that's more than halfway that's a Hardwood but it's more on the softer end Of hardwood and actually the walnuts a Little bit below that so this Walnut Should be a softer wood than the Cherry So I think it's going to handle it we Have a 15 inch cutting width possible And This is 13 inches Yeah I think I think we can do it

Foreign [Music] Thank you [Music] Foreign [Music] Foreign [Music] [Music] All right now let's get a look at this Now tell me that's not some beautiful Wood and I went out And I selected this tree And I failed it And I assisted Milling it I actually got To run the Sawmill on this one And now I've planed it down And I love the idea of doing this and Making products I've got a passion for this and I've got Everything I need to do it except the Sawmill because in addition to this Industrial planer I've also got access To a joiner Table saws panel saw And actually a lot of other woodworking Equipment So if you guys have an interest in Seeing this type of video let me know in The comments if you actually like this I Thought about doing Like a woodworking Wednesday series I tell you what I absolutely love the

Smell of Walnut When I was a kid we have walnut trees Everywhere and one of my favorite things To do was go around and harvest Walnut Walnuts the actual walnuts and just up The road from us there was a place that Would hold the walnuts and you got the Money for it so to me That smells like my childhood and it Smells like Making money as a kid and just home so I'll probably be doing some more of These I'm really happy I was afraid of How this might turn out one thing I need To do is actually measure and see how Much thickness we have left so this Was milled to two inches and it was an Inch and seven eighths Before planing And if we again I don't trust these what I'm trying to get within a 16th An inch and 3 16. So from 7 8 . We took off 11 16 on this and that's Just a reflection of the amount of bow It had but now we have a nice straight Piece of lumber and it's more than a True one inch so Definitely still a lot that can be done With a piece of wood like this I appreciate you taking time to watch The video I'll put links on the screen To a couple more of our videos and I'll

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