Definition of plain sawing in English:

plain sawing


  • [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.

    • ‘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.’