How to mill stock to exact size?

That’s pretty much it.

I wrote a bit about surfacing off rough-cut lumber at:

but didn’t need to dress the sides — if I had, I would have done two additional toolpaths:

  • one for the ends (which I would have cut first)
  • a second for the sides (which would have been cut after re-clamping along the ends, then removing the clamps along the sides)

but usually my parts are larger than the stock, so the uncut material is useful for clamping.

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