I bought a nice 8′ piece of quarter sawn Sapele to make picture frames. I ripped it and put it on the shooting board to cut the rabbet for the picture to fit in. I had to clamp in down to cut the rabbet and when I un-clamped it, check out what happened.
Clamped down on the shooting board.
Un-clamped and Twist!
And the bend is not your imagination.
I’ll cut this into shorter sections to make the frame, but I’m not sure if that’s going to help. Sigh …
I started cleaning up the stock I got for the moulding piece that wraps around the bottom of the chest. Its obviously straight grained and joy to work with compared to the twisty, turney grain in the other boards. It’s smaller size and ease of working made it an easy evening project.
Cleaning off the fuzz and flattening one side with my jack plane.
Jack plane scallops on straight grained Sapele. Wonder which wine you pair it with. (note to self: must eat a bit more dinner).
Fresh out of the planer with a gorgeous surface. Can’t wait to see it under finish.