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jteneyck Wrote: (11-11-2022, 10:19 AM) -- It's not just the airflow underneath it's the rain that's going to bounce off the driveway onto the lower boards.  Wetting and rewetting causes staining, str...
FS7 Woodworking 35 1,539 11-11-2022, 11:28 AM
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The back stack is probably 6" off the ground, while the rest are 1". There should be sufficient airflow underneath, I think. Or I hope. I don't have anything yet to cover it, and the cost of plywo...
FS7 Woodworking 35 1,539 11-10-2022, 07:33 PM
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https://i.ibb.co/jZdQQkN/20221109-161842.jpg This is what I got. Eleven crotch slabs on the left, a stack of 5/4 in front, about two full pallets worth of 5/4 in the back, and two stacks of 8/4 full ...
FS7 Woodworking 35 1,539 11-10-2022, 04:49 PM
  0 Thread: Worth milling red oak?
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jteneyck Wrote: (11-09-2022, 07:43 PM) -- The miller must have had a pretty nice mill.  I think my max. production was just over 1000 bf in a day with my completely manual bandsaw mill.   How are ...
FS7 Woodworking 35 1,539 11-09-2022, 07:50 PM
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Well, we milled it today. Total yield was about 2000 board feet, roughly half being 8/4 full slabs and half being 5/4 quartersawn boards. Not bad for $.40 a board foot.  On the downside, my drivewa...
FS7 Woodworking 35 1,539 11-09-2022, 07:29 PM
  0 Thread: Should I Joint or just Plane?
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I know that "proper" technique is to face joint as part of the flattening process, but I almost never do that. For panels and wider board glue-ups I rarely do anything beyond edge jointing. If the boa...
FS7 Woodworking 17 898 11-02-2022, 03:52 PM
  0 Thread: Worth milling red oak?
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paul2004 Wrote: (10-21-2022, 11:20 PM) -- I am not an expert, but typically I think it's best practice to air dry to around 15% moisture like John said. Then you kiln it. John really knows his stuff...
FS7 Woodworking 35 1,539 10-22-2022, 08:07 AM
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jteneyck Wrote: (10-21-2022, 04:05 PM) -- That would be a really, really bad idea, especially if the RH is low.  It will crack for sure if you dry it too quickly, too soon.  You need an RH of about 9...
FS7 Woodworking 35 1,539 10-21-2022, 08:17 PM
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Cabinet Monkey Wrote: (10-20-2022, 07:11 AM) -- I think you’re over valuing the amount you’ll get for live edged red oak slabs. I don’t really see much (any) demand for those.  Walnut - yup.  Mapl...
FS7 Woodworking 35 1,539 10-20-2022, 08:55 AM
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EdL Wrote: (10-19-2022, 08:56 PM) -- Good deal....you might have to shorten the logs (sawmill depenant) an 18' log is a little long for many mills. Or go to 4, 9' logs, much easier to handle, both in...
FS7 Woodworking 35 1,539 10-19-2022, 09:19 PM
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EdL Wrote: (10-19-2022, 07:41 PM) -- Need to see pics of the log ends, where is the pith at? Branches are not worth milling, high stress wood, makes lumber that is impossible to work with. Ed -- ...
FS7 Woodworking 35 1,539 10-19-2022, 08:40 PM
  0 Thread: Worth milling red oak?
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jteneyck Wrote: (10-19-2022, 05:52 PM) -- Definitely worth milling if you need/want red oak.  It's $3.50 at retail, or more.   Putting it in your garage to dry is a really bad ideal unless you hav...
FS7 Woodworking 35 1,539 10-19-2022, 06:22 PM
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iclark Wrote: (10-19-2022, 05:11 PM) -- Definitely worth milling. Red oak is not as desirable as white oak for outdoor use, but it can still be beautiful indoors. If your sawyer is good, I woul...
FS7 Woodworking 35 1,539 10-19-2022, 05:50 PM
  0 Thread: Best home shop dust collector with outside venting
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Do you plan on using a cyclone? Both dust collectors that I've used can pretty easily adapt to venting the fine dust outside. I would think that most can.
FS7 Woodworking 13 757 10-19-2022, 03:15 PM
  0 Thread: Worth milling red oak?
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I don't use red oak often. But my neighbor took down a tree that is otherwise in good shape (timber seems clear, trunk relatively straight, no metal, etc.) a few days ago and I wanted to mill some. It...
FS7 Woodworking 35 1,539 10-19-2022, 01:54 PM
  0 Thread: Big round hole inside box?
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mdhills Wrote: (10-03-2022, 03:49 PM) -- How would you make this blind mortise in the interior bottom of an assembled box? 1/4” deep, 3” diameter, with center 2-1/2” from interior side wall If ...
FS7 Woodworking 2 479 10-03-2022, 05:51 PM
  0 Thread: Source for small aluminum or stainless can? Or another method to seal a small urn?
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I finished two of the personal urns and the main urn. First, the big one. https://i.ibb.co/JjYgtRc/20220929-190411.jpg It's a mitered box, made of two separate pieces of old koa. They were both 5.5" ...
FS7 Woodworking 8 601 09-29-2022, 09:33 PM
  0 Thread: Epoxy Filled Tables
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https://forums.woodnet.net/showthread.php?tid=7366599 (https://forums.woodnet.net/showthread.php?tid=7366599) I did one of these recently (within the past year) and I learned a lot. There's a lot o...
FS7 Woodworking 8 4,293 09-28-2022, 09:30 AM
  0 Thread: Source for small aluminum or stainless can? Or another method to seal a small urn?
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Woodshop Wrote: (09-21-2022, 08:10 AM) -- I have a wood threader set up I use, But You can use PVC threaded fittings to turn a lidded box. Check out this   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtXAcVjwdP0...
FS7 Woodworking 8 601 09-21-2022, 09:27 AM
  0 Thread: Source for small aluminum or stainless can? Or another method to seal a small urn?
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cpolubin Wrote: (09-20-2022, 04:48 PM) -- Rather than a turned urn you could make a lidded box. When a dear friend died and we were going to scatter his ashes I built a box with special woods. After ...
FS7 Woodworking 8 601 09-20-2022, 11:02 PM

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