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Quarter saw or flat saw pecan
« on: October 03, 2017, 09:38:31 pm »
I have a pecan tree I'm about to cut down and use the wood to make a counter top with. I'm going to bring it to a kiln and let them dry it. All the pecan stuff I have looked at online appears to be flat sawn. I'm curious what it looks like quarter sawn. I'm not to worried about cupping, since it will be dried in the kiln there shouldn't be to much cupping and it won't take to many boards to make this countertop, so I will have plenty of some do cup.
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Re: Quarter saw or flat saw pecan
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2017, 09:45:19 pm »
Pecan can be pretty but it is the  smiley_devil

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Re: Quarter saw or flat saw pecan
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2017, 05:25:51 am »
I'm going out to finish up cutting 23 pecan logs I got this morning. If I don't see another pecan for awhile that will be fine.
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Re: Quarter saw or flat saw pecan
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2017, 08:45:14 am »
Usually pecan is prettiest when flat sawn.
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Re: Quarter saw or flat saw pecan
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2017, 08:57:42 am »
I'm not sure there's another log on the planet that has more tension in it. A few years ago we had an ice storm that tumbled some mighty tall pecan trees and I'm still hacking away at em'. Whether wet or dry, hot or cold, or flat vs quarter sawing. I hate em' all!
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Re: Quarter saw or flat saw pecan
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2017, 04:25:27 pm »
I'm not to worried about cupping, since it will be dried in the kiln there shouldn't be to much cupping and it won't take to many boards to make this countertop, so I will have plenty of some do cup.

You should know flat sawn tends to cup.  Quarter sawn stays flat but likes to crook.

I like flat sawn especially if it has any interesting color.  You can saw it a little thick if you think warp will be a problem.
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Re: Quarter saw or flat saw pecan
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2017, 04:26:03 pm »
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Re: Quarter saw or flat saw pecan
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2017, 09:35:13 pm »
IMHO flat and keep turning the cant with each cut

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Re: Quarter saw or flat saw pecan
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2017, 11:00:09 am »
I think like larry was saying, I get better results out of pecan with quarter sawn, but always with pecan I add about a half inch more to what I am expecting to need on the lumber, it just gives me more room in case it dries poorly... and I usually does for me. the kiln may let you get by with cutting closer to demensions that you need.

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Re: Quarter saw or flat saw pecan
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2017, 11:01:32 pm »
Thanks. I'll probably just cut them at 1". Its just going to be for a counter top, so it doesn't matter If I have to plain them down to 5/8 or 1/2. They will be ontop of plywood, so they just need to look good, not be very strong.
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Re: Quarter saw or flat saw pecan
« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2017, 05:54:19 pm »
 I saw it flat. I cut it thicker than I need. Put in the kiln, then run it thru my planer. Its testy, but beautiful wood. ;D

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Re: Quarter saw or flat saw pecan
« Reply #11 on: October 20, 2017, 07:17:58 pm »
Very testy.   smiley_devil
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