Milling Rough Lumber by Hand

How to Square, Flatten, and Dimension Rough Boards

Milling is one of the most important steps when starting a woodworking project.

Truing your boards (getting them straight, flat, and square) is the base for entire piece. These techniques have been used for hundreds of years and produce results that will last hundreds of years.

If you prefer the Zen method to the noisy and dangerous table saw and electric planer, you will need these tips. I know this video can be a little slow at times, but the knowledge is there nonetheless.

Don’t be discouraged by the number of hand planes he uses. You can do all he does with just two.

How many hand planes do you own?


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