The 6″ x 6″ doug fir that I picked up for my workbench legs is green and fairly damp still. I don’t have a moisture meter, but it feels damp which is certainly too wet to cut the tenons on the ends. I rough cut four legs. Three of them I cut 2″ oversize, the last one I cut only 1″ oversize. Why? Beats me, it certainly wasn’t on purpose.
This was a good chance to get some practice in with my restored, resharpened D8. I marked out the line all the way around and sawed in from all sides following my lines. The cuts were OK, and I didn’t obsess about it because I’ll be trimming them in a few weeks when they stop dripping.
I took a hint from the book The Joiner and The Cabinet Maker on sawing these. I put my apprentice to work:
Background noise courtesy of the milling machine.
I got all of the legs cut down and while I’m waiting for them to dry I’ll practice cutting the tenons on the offcuts. Meanwhile, I have more planing to do on the benchtop.