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My first cut on quarter sawing 36'' Beech5/15
I think this is how you can quarter saw. now that slab in the video will have to be turned up ways to have quarter sawn lumber.
The video below is some of the lumber I got out of the log.
Here's a quick hand sketched print showing three different ways to cut a log. Quartersawn you have to keep flipping your piece for each consecutive rip (upper right quadrant of photo). Time consuming to say the least - but yields the best cut from a log when considering plank expansion & contraction.
Still enjoying your videos! Amazing that you built that mill from scratch! Kudos, my friend!
Although I don't believe there is a true definition of quartersawn vs. rift vs. plain(flat), I have some beliefs and disagreements with ML's drawing.
I have always considered quartersawn to have the rays perpendicular to 75degrees.
Rift 50 to 75 degrees and flat 50 and less.
My disagreement is ML's drawing. The top left would be what I consider "true" quartersawn. The top right would be rift and the lower section would actually contain all three. The first board(s) closest to the center would be quarter slowly progressing to rift and then flat.
Now I could be wrong as well, but this is what previous conversations on the forum have led me to believe.
Lucas, your close if not correct on the angles of degree.....I don't have the specs nearby. Plain, rift and qtrswn have to do with the degree of angle the grain is. The drawing is inaccurate to most of it's info BUT this is easy to get confused and maybe a quick pen stroke error of wrong name labeled. The upper left is as true of qtrsawn as can be gotten but has the greatest waste, The upper right is the most common way to cut the most high grade lumber from log but is very time consuming....it produces the most quality. The lower half is actually known as "through and through" and is the quickest to saw up a log but quite a bit of plain sawn with some rift and some qtr...remember it's mostly about the degree of angle. There are some more variables that also apply. Gene can help there.
Looks to me the rift is to much work to cut and doesn't justifie the time and work to cut it. This picture shows what my quarter sawn lumber looks like by cutting down a slab..
I came up with a better way of quarter sawing those big slabs. I made this video to help explain how I do it. When I get a 2000 pound log on a manual mill 'm not planning on flipping it much.