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23 days ago

scarf joints before or after resawing - 4 replies

Hi AllI am in the process of making a hollow wooden surfboard for a friend of mine and have a questions about making and using a scarf joint.I need to stretch the lumbe rI have by about a foot, I am familiar with scarf joints but never used one personally. Here is the question, I am using northern white cedar that is about 5/4 thick rough thi...

65 days ago

200 + year old pine - 1 reply

Hi all I live in a old New Englander in New Hampshire, from the dates I have been given and the cut nails in the attic floor it is somewhere between 200 -220 years old. The attic has a floor that has been nailed down all that time so it is old groth pine for sure cut fromt he Lings pine forest used for ship masts. Anyhow i want to use som...

257 days ago

Glue ups in a cold shop - 7 replies

Hi AllI am wondering how or if I can do glue ups in a cold shop. I live in New Hampshire and it tends to get chilly in my un-heated shop in the winter months,(15-20° F is not uncommon) My shop is large and uninsulated and the roof peak is about 22 feet high. I run a radiant propane heater in the winter so it spot heats but not the shop. I am loo...

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