I use a lot of #2 pine boards, but when I plane them, the knots often nick my knives. I found a way to prevent this by cutting out the knots before I plane. Because most of my projects require only short pieces, this works fine and my knives last a lot longer
Interesting solution. I wonder how much money one would actually save by doing this? After going through the hassle of cutting out all the knots, is it really worth it? I think I'd rather save myself the headache and buy clear lumber to start with, unless there was none available.
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