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Wood Types and Properties #3: Know your wood #3-Oak

05-16-2011 12:19 AM by Paul Sellers | 10 comments »

Oak leaves have a unique and distinctive leaf shape Oak trees grow on each of the five continents and cultures at every level have relied on the wood and acorn, the tannic acid and the bark throughout the millennia. Great ships with oak bows and rudders crisscrossed the globe.  Massive barns and manorial homes came from the stems and crooks of full-grown oaks in every county. It would be impossible to catalogue the provision we have from the ancestry of the common oak.  Oak works...

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Heavily modified Paul Sellers workbench #1: She's got legs.....

03-26-2012 04:01 AM by KTMM (Krunkthemadman) | 7 comments »

I’ll skip the boring parts, like the glue up of the legs and material choice. I will say that I had intended to build my own designed bench sometime last year. I was sold on a certain author’s idea of an awesome Roubo style bench. I got Paul Sellers’ Working Wood, book and dvd set at Christmas this year, and it completely changed my way of thinking. But you didn’t come here for ramblings, you want to see pictures…... There they are, pretty aren&#...

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Wood Types and Properties #4: Know your wood #4-Oak (red)

05-17-2011 11:10 PM by Paul Sellers | 1 comment »

More on oak I first worked with red oak in the Texas Hill Country back in 1987. At least that was the first time I knew of red oak as distinct from English oak. Whereas I love English and European oaks American red oak is not my favourite wood to work with and it’s not the prettiest, but it’s used ¬†extensively for kitchen and bathroom cabinets throughout the USA and many European countries too. Red oak is known for its hard and heavy heartwood that has substantial strength ...

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