In this video I am talking about my Naval Officer’s Insignia Box, cut on CNC and the glues I use in my workshop. View on YouTube
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Location: Heathsville, Virginia
For over thirty-eight years I have designed and built custom solid hardwood furniture. For most of that time I served as a United States Naval Officer, but now I have settled in the secluded woods in Northumberland County on the Northern Neck of Virginia, where I have built my workshop and lumber drying kiln. Here I dry lumber from local hardwood trees which fall in storms or which have to be felled for other reasons, and I use that lumber to create my own design of custom hardwood studio furniture to be used every day and appreciated.
Several years ago I began to document all the pieces I make with video. You can see them on my YouTube channel, AndyPitts1000 (https://www.youtube.com/user/AndyPitts1000)
-- Andy Pitts, Heathsville, Virginia, http://www.AndrewPittsFurnitureMaker.com, YouTube AndyPitts1000
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In this installment Andy is talking about an oil, urethane, and beeswax finish, and his recent trip to Camp Aspire.
Today I’m talking about how to measure the moisture content of lumber, including oven dry sampling, conductivity moisture meters (pin type) and pinless moisture meters. View on YouTube
We hear about “case hardening” regarding lumber drying. What is case hardening, anyway? Is it a problem? Does it always happen when drying lumber? This video will try to explain what case hardening is, how it happens, and why it can be...
I bought my Woodmizer sawmill in 2001 in preparation to mill a lot of eastern Virginia hardwood. I had milled lumber in the 1980’s and had air dried it (on the East Coast of the US) and had powder post beetle damage. So, I researched those c...