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plain sawing Line breaks: plain saw¦ing

Definition of plain sawing in English:


[mass noun]
The method or action of sawing timber tangential to the growth rings, so that the rings make angles of less than 45° with the faces of the boards produced.
Example sentences
  • As described, quarter sawing is more of an art than plain sawing.
  • Plain sawing is the most common method of sawing and consequently most lumber is plain sawn.
  • This process does not produce any more waste than plain sawing, but it does require some extra time to flip the quarters back and forth.
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