Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'drying wood'

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Woodturning #1: David Marks Turns a 400 Pound Hollow Vessel!

08-04-2016 08:42 PM by CharlieK | 7 comments »

View on YouTube I met with David Marks while he was still in the early stages of his greatest woodturning project (yet!). He showed my the specialized lathe tools he uses for very large hollow vessel turnings and some of his woodturning tricks! He also explained his amazing methods for storing, drying and stabilizing wood for his wood turning projects. The scale of this woodturning project is amazing! The blank for this turning project weighed 400 pounds! Even the tools he use...

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Saturday in the Woodworking Shop #11: Measuring Moisture in Lumber

08-23-2015 12:02 PM by AndyPitts | 2 comments »

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

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Puzzles and the continuing process

08-22-2011 04:32 AM by clieb91 | 1 comment »

It has been a good week in the shop and that is always a good thing. I have been experimenting with puzzles this whole weekend as I have a request to make one. I played around for a day or so and have pretty much the entire puzzle I was asked to make done but need to make a frame. I want to thank Carl at for posting his video on making jigsaw puzzles. The process he uses is very easy and my sample piece I decided to make came out great. If you watch his video you wi...

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Microwaving Wood Info

07-24-2009 08:00 PM by mmh | 8 comments »

I found a website with some interesting information on microwaving wood. This may help explain how it can/can not work for your project: They have also provided a pdf you can save:

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Help with BIG tree

03-10-2009 09:42 PM by Loc | 2 comments »

When I bough my new home – an important feature was a huge white oak. 75’ dripline and about 176” circ at three feet above grade. Big ice storm Dec 21. Major damage. Remainder of tree must come down. No apparent rot. But told major danger in trying tp preserve. Bummer! Estimated at 325 to 400 years old. About 10 feet to first remaining branch. How could one best preserve some rounds or major planks that would allow the age to be appreciated?I’ve seen some ...

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