|Forum topic by CharlesA||posted 09-03-2013 09:58 PM||1067 views||0 times favorited||13 replies|
09-03-2013 09:58 PM
Well, this was stupid.
One of the things I really enjoy doing is edge joining wood. I think it is because it took me some time to get it right. But now I do it without much thought—I’ve been really pleased with my results.
So, I bought 80 bf of cherry from a local sawmill, the first time I’ve purchased from this fellow. He seems top-notch. I cut several strips of 2.5”x50” to glue up for the top of a TV stand. Looks great. I wanted to see what it would look like when it darkened, so I followed the advice from another thread and put it out in the sun for a 4 hours to see how dark it would get. I come home and . . . it is bowed a good half inch on each side! This never occurred to me.
So, is this:
-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson