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Trimming Down Wine Staves

I came into a number of wine and whiskey barrels recently and am having a delightful time making simple things like wine racks, spice racks, end tables, etc. with them. As I have been working more I realize the need to have perfectly straight pieces as part of my designs (working on a couple options for a folding chair at the moment) and am stumped with how to cut the staves from their larger middle section down to straight pieces only curved along their length. Any ideas for a sled or jig for my table saw that would do the job? Currently I am just marking them off and cutting them with my band saw, but it is not entirely consistent and certainly time consuming.

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If you have enough thickness you could flatten the wood with a jointer.
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I came into a number of wine and whiskey barrels recently and am having a delightful time making simple things like wine racks, spice racks, end tables, etc. with them. As I have been working more I realize the need to have perfectly straight pieces as part of my designs (working on a couple options for a folding chair at the moment) and am stumped with how to cut the staves from their larger middle section down to straight pieces only curved along their length. Any ideas for a sled or jig for my table saw that would do the job? Currently I am just marking them off and cutting them with my band saw, but it is not entirely consistent and certainly time consuming.

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Just so I'm understanding your need, you have staves that are wide at the middle, and narrow at the ends. They are the same thickness end to end, and look something like this.

To make them the same width from end to end, make a jig that runs against the fence that lets one edge hang out. When you make a pass on the table saw, you have one straight edge. Then, remove the jig, and use that straight edge to cut the opposite edge to make the edges parallel.









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CabinetMan nailed it.
Do what he suggested.
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