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How to machine plane Diamond shaped timber

Woodworking machinery used: Planner Thicknesser and Bench Saw or Band Saw


1. Cheat, use your bench saw or band saw first.

The first cut is the most important and might need a bit of prep first. The edge running against the guide will actually be a corner, just check its straight first. If it’s not just tidy it up so it will run flat along the guide over the full length.
Saw cutting diamond warped wood

TIP: Don’t run the acute corner at the bottom of the guide.

Flip the piece over for the third cut so you are using the original face against the bed and 1st cut against the guide.

2. You’ve got square corners so send it through the thicknesser to clean it up to the finished size.


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Timber / wood for DIY, Woodworking, Joinery, Carpentry

Examples of joinery jobs, softwood types and timber grades

Carpentry and joinery softwood types

Timber Grades, Unsorted ? Vth's ? Sawfalling ?

Timber rough sawn ? PSE ? PAR?

Commonly available rough sawn and PSE / PAR timber sizes

How to choose a Timber Merchant / Supplier

Work out what timber you need for the job

Inspecting wood at the Timber Merchant

Preparing the timber for acclimatising

Planing timber / wood flat, square and true

How to plane up the good pieces of wood

How to plane "diamond" pieces

How to plane Winding or Twisted timber

How to plane bowing on a timber board

How to plane cupped or cupping timber