This afternoon, the task of passing our Oak Timber through our Planer Machine to produce one straight flat edge continues. The remaining pieces (about 20 lengths) were completed.
Then the next task is to slice each plank to a set of required widths. But before we can do that, we need to know what the minimum size each Oak piece is. We built a measuring gadget
This is slid along the new flat edge of the Oak and the two arms are pushed against the opposite edge, but the second arm (underneath)is left behind when ever the width increases again. this means that the second arm will measure the smallest or minimum width and this value is recorded, ready for the actual rip sawing task later on.