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  0 Thread: For Those Who Would Like to Dry Wood
Post: RE: For Those Who Would Like to Dry Wood

Seems to have all the bases covered. Once you get the wood "air dry", under 20% things are much more forgiving regarding schedules.  Green wood tends to release acidic tannins as it dries, very corro...
ianab Woodworking 13 1,625 05-17-2021, 02:13 AM
  0 Thread: Wood moisture
Post: RE: Wood moisture

(05-16-2021, 03:35 PM)Ben massey Wrote: I've cut a few trees off the family farm had them milled to build a crib and dresser the problem is I need to be building but my wood is at 5 to 13 percent mo...
ianab Woodworking 5 615 05-17-2021, 01:20 AM
  0 Thread: Any interest in a build thread?
Post: RE: Any interest in a build thread?

Some folks will certainly be interested. Post it for them. The rest can keep scrolling and don't matter.  ;) :laugh:
ianab Woodworking 8 972 04-08-2021, 02:42 AM
  0 Thread: Building out of Construction Lumber
Post: RE: Building out of Construction Lumber

(09-17-2020, 06:41 PM)Gary G™ Wrote: You could buy their kiln dried framing stock Kiln dried for construction aims for around 19% moisture. Reason is that under ~20% wood wont rot or grow fungus. S...
ianab Woodworking 25 4,813 04-05-2021, 02:19 AM
  0 Thread: Newbie Questions
Post: RE: Newbie Questions

Wood filler, sand and paint would be my suggestion too. Trying to match the current finish to the new patches is above my pay grade, but I can handle a putty knife, sanding block and paintbrush well e...
ianab Woodworking 15 1,681 03-22-2021, 07:35 PM
  0 Thread: Where did I go wrong?
Post: RE: Where did I go wrong?

(02-03-2021, 12:41 PM)jteneyck Wrote: Route the gap around the quartz at least 1/16" larger all around and then caulk it with silicone.  That will allow the wood to expand and contract w/o cracking....
ianab Woodworking 17 1,569 02-03-2021, 06:52 PM
  0 Thread: Using Wide Boards
Post: RE: Using Wide Boards

(01-23-2021, 07:10 PM)handi Wrote: Dollars to donuts that table shown is old growth. I will give you that  ;) The tree was ~1500 years old when it got blown over, and Kauri pine is a pretty stable...
ianab Woodworking 26 2,506 01-24-2021, 02:09 PM
  0 Thread: Using Wide Boards
Post: RE: Using Wide Boards

They should have warned these guys about the dangers of wide boards.before they build this table.  :winkgrin:   [attachment=32570] That single board tapers from 4'6" wide at one end to 5'6" at the o...
ianab Woodworking 26 2,506 01-23-2021, 12:38 AM
  0 Thread: Coax cable tv pixelation
Post: RE: Coax cable tv pixelation

Quote:Another time the tech was concerned about the "ends" or connectors. The connection between the cable and plugs can be subject to corrosion over time. The cable itself is likely OK, unless it's b...
ianab Home Improvement 7 1,095 12-29-2020, 02:58 AM
  0 Thread: Fish Tank Stand
Post: RE: Fish Tank Stand

Quote:You dont need 2x4's to build a sturdy stand.  True, but if you build with 2x4 AND clad it with plywood to function as bracing...  Overbuilt?  Probably... Going to fail? Not in this lifetime!!...
ianab Woodworking 18 2,324 12-05-2020, 01:28 AM
  0 Thread: Stress!
Post: RE: Stress!

Yeah. that's "interesting".  But it depends what you are building. Lots of projects only need ~12" long pieces. So you can crosscut and joint that sort of board into submission.  When you are pullin...
ianab Woodworking 11 1,714 11-27-2020, 12:44 AM
  0 Thread: Fish Tank Stand
Post: RE: Fish Tank Stand

My approach to fish tank stands is that they are "Construction" first, then you clad them with something that looks nice. Enough 2x4s with cross bracing or decent ply will hold up a truck, so you star...
ianab Woodworking 18 2,324 11-21-2020, 11:06 PM
  0 Thread: fijian mahogany?
Post: RE: fijian mahogany?

As Above. It's "real" mahogany, just it's plantation grown in Fiji, so it's legal to trade it without breaking any CITES rules. Exporting mahogany from it's natural area is pretty much banned, but as...
ianab Woodworking 2 759 11-19-2020, 03:12 PM
  0 Thread: Air-drying Ash
Post: RE: Air-drying Ash

End sealing is to reduce the checking on the ends of boards as they dry. Wood looses moisture MUCH faster from the end grain than it does across the grain. So a log or fresh cut board will dry out muc...
ianab Woodworking 12 1,791 11-19-2020, 03:18 AM
  0 Thread: Air-drying Ash
Post: RE: Air-drying Ash

(11-17-2020, 08:49 PM)Stwood_ Wrote: +1 I always figured a year per inch on air drying. Yes, how long it takes depends on "things". Species / humidity / air flow / temperature. It naturally dries ...
ianab Woodworking 12 1,791 11-18-2020, 01:00 AM
  0 Thread: Air-drying Ash
Post: RE: Air-drying Ash

Start the drying outside, you need the airflow to carry the moisture away. In a sealed basement it has nowhere to go and you end up with a sauna or mushroom farm.  After a "few" months the wood will ...
ianab Woodworking 12 1,791 11-17-2020, 08:33 PM
  0 Thread: Beginner Woodworking question
Post: RE: Beginner Woodworking question

One good thing about woodworking is there is almost always several ways of getting something done.  However a chess board (& pieces) is a bit of challenge as a first project, but don't let that p...
ianab Woodworking 8 1,395 11-15-2020, 06:52 PM
  0 Thread: Wood expansion question
Post: RE: Wood expansion question

Quote:The width of the panel, type of wood, whether it's quartersawn or flatsawn, and humidity change all determine how much the wood wants to move. This ^ The individual numbers in that equation ca...
ianab Woodworking 8 1,487 11-10-2020, 03:15 AM
  0 Thread: What might this wood desk be made of?
Post: RE: What might this wood desk be made of?

Quote:I am the fourth owner, or so the lady I bought it from said. The story is the man she bought it from, had in turn bought it from the grandson of the man who built it. He recalled playing underne...
ianab Woodworking 22 3,116 10-29-2020, 03:47 AM
  0 Thread: desk build, surprising wood movement/crack.. or something else?
Post: RE: desk build, surprising wood movement/crack.. o...

(10-09-2020, 11:07 PM)ez-duzit Wrote: The heat might have accelerated the failure, but the underlying problem seems to have been that the wood held too much moisture, which the heat removed. Nevert...
ianab Woodworking 22 2,600 10-10-2020, 02:28 AM

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