Working with antique wood
Thinking about going into this in a big way Â want to get a jointer & planer. I see far too much beautiful old growth wood (trim, doors etc.) tossed out. I think I will just start with getting the wood in a useable shape and decide what to do with it Â table tops, shelves, etc.
I know that embedded nails or other metal is said to be a problem Â can wreck the equipment. Would a metal detector be a foolproof way of avoiding this? What about old paint on the wood Â does it need to be removed first.
Any other tips to working w vintage wood? Anyone out there use this stuff to make anything Â would love to see pics esp of fir and old growth pine Â love that wild grain! The wilder the better.