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2014-Dec-20 - Wooroloo - Stud Framing # 40

I was up at 5.00 am, out on site by 6.30 am, loaded up 31 lengths of timber, stopped for a coffee at Dome on the way home and back in my office at 8.30.

I can see a lot of flaws in the raw timber I have brought home so I am expecting a high rejection rate again.

So far I have created 29 machined lengths of jarrah stud framing.

I just need to find another 11 to allow me to build the 4 almost identical stud frames.

Wednesday, Thursday

I worked through each length of timber docking it as optimally as possible.

Out of the 31 lengths I immediately rejected 12 as not worth proceeding with.


During work breaks I ran the remaining 19 lengths through the jointer planer to establish the first two faces.


I ran the remaining 2 faces through the thicknesser.

I then marked up all the flaws I could see on each piece.

Of the 19 pieces I am hoping that 14 are good and 5 I can see are not up to specification.


I dropped around to Tony M's house at 5.00 pm and had him grade each length.

Unfortunately, 2 pieces that I suspected were karri turned out to indeed be karri - so they could not be used.

I ended up with 11 good studs and 1 stud that could be used at a join.

11 out of 31 is a disappointing yield.

I am rapidly using up my stock of jarrah. I might not even be able to finish off the ground level in jarrah.

This is a bit of a relief in a way - I have resigned myself to working in H3 pine for the loft.

Apart from the expense of buying the timber - it will be a lot easier and quicker to work with.

Raw timber brought back from on site storage