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Forum topic by TopamaxSurvivor posted 02-24-2010 09:19 AM 1044 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-24-2010 09:19 AM

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In the last few days there have been a few posts about lumber movement. I have been thinking about the lessons that have come through loud and clear in the last year plus that I have been watching this site closely.

#1 is safety, We all may need to count to 10 someday.

#2 is wood moves!!! No matter what you do, plan for wood movement.

#3, do not sand to too fine a grit.

#4 would be filling open grain wood like walnut.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#1 posted 02-24-2010 09:27 AM

I agree that there are a lot of lessons to be learned. Also I think there is a lot to say about the heart of this community and the willingess of its members to support and care for each other. I have met quite a few great people because of this site (Matt, Tony, Ira, Obi, Odie, Blake, to name a few that I have met in person).

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 02-24-2010 12:57 PM

Yes Bob, we are all learning new things from this site every day, and sometimes not even woodworking related stuff.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 02-24-2010 02:43 PM

Thanks for the comments ! Wayne is surely correct; So many great people here who lend a bit of advice or a solution to a wood working problem….I too have thoroughly enjoyed this site….It’s my absolute favorite.
So many of my buddies (and others) have supported me through my work.

-- Paul, Bristol,Rhode Island

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#4 posted 02-24-2010 03:34 PM

Yep, I have actually changed direction with a project because of some advice I read about anther’s issue. This site is a major help.

--, Making design and application one. †

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#5 posted 02-24-2010 04:31 PM

I agree. The real lessons can’t be listed in categories. The ones that can, like safety are very important to us as reminders but I can’t begin to enumerate all the lessons I’ve learned here.

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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#6 posted 02-24-2010 04:35 PM

the only problem ,
with lumber movement ,
i have ,

i can’t find it ,
after i do !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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