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  0 Thread: Sweetgum volunteers
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From here:  https://academic.oup.com/forestscience/article-abstract/13/4/338/4709518?redirectedFrom=PDF (https://academic.oup.com/forestscience/article-abstract/13/4/338/4709518?redirectedFrom=PDF) ...
JosephP Home Improvement 16 626 07-12-2024, 06:38 PM
  0 Thread: Sweetgum volunteers
Post: RE: Sweetgum volunteers

I certainly wouldn't expect any that on pine. Oaks can stump sprout, but rarely root sucker. So, but surprised they aren't giving you the same problem. The other option would have been to treat a t...
JosephP Home Improvement 16 626 07-10-2024, 03:59 PM
  0 Thread: Sweetgum volunteers
Post: RE: Sweetgum volunteers

Petertaylor Wrote: (07-08-2024, 09:52 PM) -- It takes a lot of work, but after you clip off the sprout, spray it with Tordon (brand name). Tordon kills the root. -- Ideally, you would have treated ...
JosephP Home Improvement 16 626 07-09-2024, 10:53 PM
  0 Thread: Design Question - Will this topple?
Post: RE: Design Question - Will this topple?

I'm confused is the top 18x18 or 18x40 (the first measurement you posted says 40" length)? Is the base 18x18? That's certainly too narrow for 40" length. Is the top with folded leafs going to b...
JosephP Woodworking 14 1,073 06-16-2024, 12:01 PM
  0 Thread: mulch options for grass seed
Post: RE: mulch options for grass seed

Thanks 2beast.  Seems to be out of stock at online retails.  I'll try to get to SiteOne to see if they have it...but then I found this statement at this site (https://turboturf.com/ez-mulchaf/): "T...
JosephP Home Improvement 24 3,739 06-03-2024, 10:39 PM
  0 Thread: Wood moisture question
Post: RE: Wood moisture question

Even with a high RH outside, if you have air moving over it whether that is a study breeze or a solar-powered fan, you can still get dehumidity of the wood down.
JosephP Woodworking 7 968 05-31-2024, 11:28 AM
  0 Thread: mulch options for grass seed
Post: RE: mulch options for grass seed

Roly Wrote: (05-30-2024, 07:42 PM) -- In my area straw is from wheat so 1 or 2 cuttings and it the wheat sprouts die.   I don't know how straw from other grains grow, if mowing will kill them or not....
JosephP Home Improvement 24 3,739 05-30-2024, 09:36 PM
  0 Thread: mulch options for grass seed
Post: RE: mulch options for grass seed

2beast Wrote: (05-28-2024, 07:23 PM) -- Lawn installation is part of our business. We dry seed, as well as hydro seed and sod etc. There is a pelleted product we use in your situation. Basically h...
JosephP Home Improvement 24 3,739 05-29-2024, 10:00 AM
  0 Thread: Wood ID Help Please (Pics)
Post: RE: Wood ID Help Please (Pics)

Hank Knight Wrote: (05-21-2024, 11:40 AM) -- Sorry, I had to post this. JosephP, your photo reminded me of one of my favorite Larson cartoons. -- LOL...that goes right with the wood identification
JosephP Woodworking 12 1,425 05-21-2024, 08:11 PM
  0 Thread: Wood ID Help Please (Pics)
Post: RE: Wood ID Help Please (Pics)

Could also test specific gravity. Averages 0.63 for hard maple and 0.54 for soft maple.
JosephP Woodworking 12 1,425 05-19-2024, 02:53 PM
  0 Thread: Wood ID Help Please (Pics)
Post: RE: Wood ID Help Please (Pics)

A lot of domestic painted furniture (Amish...) is soft maple around here. They like working with it. It doesn't dent a lot, but you can tell a difference.... it's certainly not a sole means of ide...
JosephP Woodworking 12 1,425 05-18-2024, 10:04 PM
  0 Thread: Wood ID Help Please (Pics)
Post: RE: Wood ID Help Please (Pics)

Sometimes you just need need the right tools  :winkgrin:
JosephP Woodworking 12 1,425 05-18-2024, 05:49 PM
  0 Thread: Wood ID Help Please (Pics)
Post: RE: Wood ID Help Please (Pics)

Hank Knight Wrote: (05-18-2024, 02:27 PM) -- It looks like soft maple. The photo appears to show a slight grayish tint. That's an easy way to distinguish soft maple from hard maple which has a warmer...
JosephP Woodworking 12 1,425 05-18-2024, 05:45 PM
  0 Thread: Husqvarna Chainsaw ID
Post: RE: Husqvarna Chainsaw ID

What parts do you need? Sometimes there are markings on the parts themselves.
JosephP Home Improvement 3 688 05-05-2024, 07:00 PM
  0 Thread: mulch options for grass seed
Post: RE: mulch options for grass seed

or its called a slit seeder.  You can run it "dry" (no seeds) and use it to thatch the yard too. Not the most relaxing lawn machine I've used when I did it 10+ years ago.  I thatched, then seeded o...
JosephP Home Improvement 24 3,739 04-30-2024, 08:48 PM
  0 Thread: Forrest DK10244G Dado King 10-Inch 24/4 Tooth 29/32-Inch Kerf Saw Blade, 1-Inch Arbor
Post: RE: Forrest DK10244G Dado King 10-Inch 24/4 Tooth ...

Great deal...but that 1" arbor is going to make it tough.
JosephP Tool Swap N' Sell 2 533 04-27-2024, 06:53 PM
  0 Thread: mulch options for grass seed
Post: RE: mulch options for grass seed

Pennington used to have a product called "slope master" that worked great.  Lowes (https://www.lowes.com/pd/Pennington-Slopemaster-Soil-Tackifier-Erosion-Control/5013046157)had it, but not for the la...
JosephP Home Improvement 24 3,739 04-24-2024, 09:58 PM
  0 Thread: Finishing Walnut
Post: RE: Finishing Walnut

You wanting to dye/stain sapwood or just lighter heartwood and darker? Personally I'd leave it natural...but that's just me.
JosephP Finishing 13 1,661 04-21-2024, 08:56 PM
  0 Thread: Handheld welder????
Post: RE: Handheld welder????

barryvabeach Wrote: (04-19-2024, 07:30 PM) -- ... One interesting option is this multi process from Yeswelder -  https://yeswelder.com/collections/mig-welder/products/gasless-mig-welder-135a    Th...
JosephP Woodworking Power Tools 9 1,493 04-19-2024, 08:28 PM
  0 Thread: Handheld welder????
Post: RE: Handheld welder????

I'll second YesWelder.  I bought this last fall:  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08CBCB4M5 for $350 Haven't used the stick on this yet, just MIG and fluxcore.  I've had a little 120V stick weld...
JosephP Woodworking Power Tools 9 1,493 04-19-2024, 08:23 PM

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