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Forum topic by Gene Lair posted 03-07-2013 08:14 AM 882 views 0 times favorited 0 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Gene Lair

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03-07-2013 08:14 AM

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I have some pictures of my project I am working on and they are in jpg format and when i brouse find it and insert the image this is what I get for my picture. What is wrong I can put these on Router Forum with no problem . There no point in typing a paragraph and no picture . Can anybody help me here ?

The pictures don’t show up untill you enter the posting . My concern is about the expansio of the wood in the doors I made them like the antique picture I seen it on Ebay There were others like it made the same way . It looks like with the board on the end in vertical position . It looks like it wood push up out of there . But if it was all put in there verticlly it wood bust the side off . The doors in the picture are overlapped the side pieces of the cabinet . But there were another one on there with it between the sides like this .I wated to keep it like the antique as with solid wood on the sides as well as the horizontal wood to all expand at the same time . I am going to have pegs with holes for movable shelves . Should I put a pair of strips about 1/2 inch thick on the bottom of each shelf and not glue them just with screws to allow for expansion . Because there is probably going to be some wapage with shelves.
I think that back in the 1800s the just stored and stripped their wood for 2 or 3 years in an open shed with ventilation and that way it will go down to about 10% and some say that is far enough . And there fore it would not expand as far as dried to 6 % wood . I dry my own wood But I have always dried it to 6 % . If had known I was going to do this I could have saved some out at 10%. It would have been easeir to just made it with overlapping doors with floating panels on the sides as well . But the reason I did not do this is the slanted door would not have been so good as a writing place . But the oak is not going to be a very smoth door . I have a small drawer just below the slated door .
You all give me your comments about my project . Some might think this kind of expensive way to use oak wood but people give me logs and I have them sawed and dried myself .Gene

-- Gene

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