F-it Get a Froe
A froe is an insanely useful tool, even in a shop with electric saws that use kiln-dried wood.
For the most part, I seek straight grain in my work. Especially for chairs, of course, but also for a lot of casework projects. Straight grain on legs, rails, stiles and whatever always looks better than drunken sideways grain.
Because trees are cone-shaped, however, saws are not always the best tool for producing straight stock.
Enter the froe.
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