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Forum topic by Gary Lucas posted 1469 days ago 744 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Gary Lucas

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1469 days ago

There will be a meeting of Central Indiana Woodworkers on Wednesday July 21st at 7 PM. Topic is use of reclaimed wood and stone in your projects. No charge, visitors welcomed. Link is ( look in newsletter) www.ciww.org

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#1 posted 1461 days ago

How did the meeting go?

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#2 posted 1457 days ago

Meeting went well. We learned about old barn wood and how much work it is to get it from a barn. For example, when the barn was built say 1840, they used the surrounding trees. Therefore, the floor planks could start out oak, change to maple, change to something else. Each board needs to be identified. This can be difficult since the boards all get the same brown patina. Then all the nails need to be pulled. The boards need to be handled carefully so as to not damage the brown finish. Some of the beams are awesome. A white oak 12×12 plank that is 45 feet long. Some posts in a barn were 12×12 walnut. All of this was old growth, and the samples that passed around showed how close the growth rings are (due to the crowded forest at that time). Our speaker runs a business selling these. Freight charges can add up too. Oh, you would think the boards would smell like animals after a couple hundred years with animals..but they do not!

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