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748 days ago

How do I finish a burl? - 4 replies

I have three potentially beautiful slabs of big leaf maple burl and am having trouble with the finishing. Most of the wood I have worked is simply sanded in the direction of the grain until all the lines are out. These slabs have a swirling grain that doesn’t have a clear-cut direction. I seem to be adding almost as many lines as I am remo...

775 days ago

Responsible Forestry - 9 replies

I am looking for an organization(s) that address proper and responsible forestry. I can do without the political rhetoric and hidden agendas. I would simply like to be better informed about the production and harvesting of the raw materials used in the craft I so dearly love.

1213 days ago

How can I find you? - 8 replies

With as many LJ members as there are, I would guess there a few in central Ohio. Is there any way of finding each other besides the computer?

1263 days ago

Turning a sphere - 3 replies

I’m looking for a good step-by-step on how to turn a wooden sphere. Input is greatly appreciated.

1285 days ago

How to test for moisture content - 13 replies

I have a slab of ash drying in my garage shop. It was cut about two years ago. Measures 44” x 3” x 72”. When can I begin to think about using it and is there any way of testing moisture content without a meter? I don’t want to jump the gun, but I hear it calling my name. If it is still too wet, practical suggestions on sp...


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