I have met the Devil Wood
I am building these bookcases for my boy, and he is helping me which is really cool. Well I didn't have enough maple so I went to a cabinet shop buddy of mine and bought some hard maple. I would say that it is not heavily figured but the grain isn't strait either. I have been milling this stuff for 3 days now. I have switched the blades on my planer (Dewalt 735) and still can't take more than a 1/32 off a board at a time if that. I have never been so frustrated in my life. I have worked maple before but do not remember it being this difficult and hard on my machines. Any body else had this issue with off grain maple and any advice. I am at my wits end and would like to start building the face frames in 2009.