Tabletop Wood Movement Explained (animation)

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Forum topic by Patrick posted 04-19-2015 05:50 PM 1352 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-19-2015 05:50 PM

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I can’t get out in the shop because it’s all packed up for a move, so I made an animation to help newcomers understand wood movement. Watch animation video here.

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#1 posted 04-21-2015 03:49 PM

Very good video, I have not constructed a tabletop but do plan on it in the future and may implement some of your pointers.

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#2 posted 04-21-2015 04:13 PM

nice video!! simple and to the point, but very informative.

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#3 posted 04-21-2015 04:18 PM

nice. and I like how he drops the bomb on pocket screws. They are great for certain types of assembly but not here.

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#4 posted 04-21-2015 04:42 PM

Excellent use of your spare time while the shop is packed up!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 11-08-2015 01:00 AM

Great animation. Short and to the point.

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#6 posted 11-08-2015 01:25 AM

Great information for those new to woodworking. Please! Change the sound track! It has an air of “Hee Haw” to it, as if your message is meant as a joke. I know that this is not the case, so why not give your tutorial the respect it deserves?

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#7 posted 11-08-2015 02:40 AM

Wood cups toward the bark, as shown in your video. That is counter-intuitive. Good job, Sir.

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#8 posted 11-08-2015 03:10 AM

While drying, flat sawn wood will cup towards the bark and remain cupped but once milled, cupping will follow the moisture level, can go both ways. Better use quarter sawn for large panels.

-- PJ

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#9 posted 11-08-2015 05:48 PM

Wow this video got lots of attention last night. I appreciate the input you guys.

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