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2360 days ago

Black oak - 13 replies

I have an opportunity to by Black oak for a $1.00 a foot. The wood ranges in size from 6” to 12” wide and all different lengths. My question is, What is black oak. You hear all about red and white but why not black. Is there something wrong with it? Should it be quarter sawn or is it ok to just plain sawn it? Just looking for s...

2367 days ago

1:6 and a 1:8 - 10 replies

Ok so I have a question for you guys, And I think this is the right place to post it. For setting up dovetails the rule of thumb is to use the two angles of 1:6 and 1:8. I understand how the angle is achieved. What I am wondering is how did they derive with these to angles. I have heard one is for hardwoods and one softer woods.I am guessing...


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