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  0 Thread: New cabriole challenge (updated)
Post: RE: Exaggerated cabriole leg curves?

OneStaple Wrote: (03-21-2023, 04:24 PM) -- It seems like a bent laminate glue up would give you the most strength, although the glue lines could be a visual concern. With a dark stain, like in the pi...
ianab Woodworking 13 816 03-21-2023, 11:44 PM
  0 Thread: Where are tall columns made?
Post: RE: Where are tall columns made?

All sorts of ways to build a pretty impressive column. If it was structural and complied with modern building standards you could encase a steel, reinforced concrete or even glue-lam wood in pretty mu...
ianab Woodworking 8 725 01-31-2023, 12:25 AM
  0 Thread: Massive Quartersawn white oak
Post: RE: Massive Quartersawn white oak

Rough figuring from the sawmill perspective, those boards probably had to come for a ~36" dia log, and a high grade one at that :cool:
ianab Woodworking 10 1,114 01-23-2023, 01:22 AM
  0 Thread: wood movement question
Post: RE: wood movement question

No real problem with that wood movement wise. All the pieces have grain running in the same direction, and will move together.  Of course it's only a screwed butt joint, so only as strong as the screw...
ianab Woodworking 7 617 01-04-2023, 12:37 AM
  0 Thread: Glue recommendation for redwood outdoors
Post: RE: Glue recommendation for redwood outdoors

Outdoors use is actually a use case for Gorilla Glue (Polyurethane). I think that's good down to ~50F. Or John's suggestion of West Systems epoxy is good.  Being a bit cooler usually extends the op...
ianab Woodworking 6 578 12-11-2022, 11:55 PM
  0 Thread: Powder Post Beetles
Post: RE: Powder Post Beetles

The various Borate treatments are useful. If I've milled borer vulnerable wood in the past I've dipped the rough but dried boards in a saturated solution of borax to deter the bugs. So far it's worked...
ianab Woodworking 10 1,056 11-15-2022, 07:54 PM
  0 Thread: Powder Post Beetles
Post: RE: Powder Post Beetles

Heat is probably the most sure, and it's what's used commercially. 130F is the magic number where they die, and the 24 hours is to make sure the heat gets into the core of the wood. Wood kilns usually...
ianab Woodworking 10 1,056 11-08-2022, 10:15 PM
  0 Thread: Should I Joint or just Plane?
Post: RE: Should I Joint or just Plane?

If the boards are both flat and properly dried, they wont randomly "move over time". That happens when the moisture in the wood changes. So if your wood isn't properly dry, then it's going to move in ...
ianab Woodworking 17 1,361 11-02-2022, 11:58 PM
  0 Thread: Worth milling red oak?
Post: RE: Worth milling red oak?

The thing with a commercial kiln is that it controls the temperature / humidity and airflow to get the best possible Safe drying rate. And this depends on species and thickness of the wood. This is ha...
ianab Woodworking 35 2,290 10-23-2022, 03:36 PM
  0 Thread: Worth milling red oak?
Post: RE: Worth milling red oak?

Oak can be problematic to dry as wide live edge slabs, Be prepared to lose some to cupping or heart checking.  They aren't totally waste as you can rip a cupped 30" board into decent 6-8" stock, and a...
ianab Woodworking 35 2,290 10-21-2022, 04:06 AM
  0 Thread: Worth milling red oak?
Post: RE: Worth milling red oak?

I was going to post the same as John about the drying. As well as the amount of moisture, it's also acidic with oak species (tannic acids). So now your shed is both humid and dripping acid. Air dry ou...
ianab Woodworking 35 2,290 10-19-2022, 08:09 PM
  0 Thread: Follow on from the Trailer thread
Post: Follow on from the Trailer thread

I mentioned in the trailer thread that I'm doing some urban saw milling, and rescuing some nice cypress from the firewood pile. Tree was standing dead on township reserve, above a public walkway, so t...
ianab Woodworking 3 344 10-19-2022, 03:17 AM
  0 Thread: Trailer for lumber runs?
Post: RE: Trailer for lumber runs?

stav Wrote: (10-11-2022, 10:24 AM) -- Did you get a mill?  We're going to need more details on that.... -- It's the Peterson JP in the picture. It's a smaller swing blade mill made here in NZ. very...
ianab Woodworking 28 1,793 10-11-2022, 04:46 PM
  0 Thread: Trailer for lumber runs?
Post: RE: Trailer for lumber runs?

Doing some "urban logging" today.  It's not my trailer in the pic, but similar. No problem hauling that lumber or the mill (even both) on that style of trailer.  Stealth gloat, got maybe 500 bd/ft ...
ianab Woodworking 28 1,793 10-09-2022, 04:29 AM
  0 Thread: Trailer for lumber runs?
Post: RE: Trailer for lumber runs?

Rental trailer is certainly an option if it's only occasional use. But the convenience of having your own, or more frequent use, makes buying one a decent option. The really cheap "harbour freight" fo...
ianab Woodworking 28 1,793 10-04-2022, 01:45 AM
  0 Thread: Trailer for lumber runs?
Post: RE: Trailer for lumber runs?

I have a 8x4 utility trailer that I can tow behind my Toyota hatchback. It's a locally built unit, very sturdy and fully galvanised, but still light enough to push around and park out of the way. Trai...
ianab Woodworking 28 1,793 10-03-2022, 03:23 AM
  0 Thread: Cleaning up a live edge
Post: RE: Cleaning up a live edge

Assuming the bark has flaked off, I'd go with 40 grit on my belt sander to start with. That will knock off the loose and sharp bits Then a more sensible 80 and the onto some hand sanding to tidy thing...
ianab Woodworking 8 996 09-23-2022, 05:36 AM
  0 Thread: Bunk Beds from 2x's
Post: RE: Bunk Beds from 2x's

The 2x4 construction is plenty strong, but the wracking / bracing matters.  My kids are still in their loft beds with desks underneath. For bracing I made x braced panels under the desk, with T&G p...
ianab Woodworking 9 693 09-23-2022, 05:28 AM
  0 Thread: Red Oak / White Oak
Post: RE: Red Oak / White Oak

Gary G™ Wrote: (06-09-2022, 06:24 PM) -- In Aug. 2015, I finished an Adirondack out of Cypress. Most of cypress is 1” thick rather than 3/4” but still… It’s still in great shape and it’s only got a...
ianab Woodworking 13 1,433 06-15-2022, 02:32 AM
  0 Thread: Red Cedar
Post: RE: not the same

Bill Tindall Wrote: (06-13-2022, 04:06 PM) -- Red Cedar is an eastern species also called "aromatic cedar" and to be found in cedar closets and cedar chests.  It is actually a Juniper I think.  When ...
ianab Woodworking 3 528 06-15-2022, 02:02 AM

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