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  0 Thread: Have you ever been defeated by wood movement?
Post: RE: Have you ever been defeated by wood movement?

Defeated? No. But it's a real thing, and I've seen it in action.  Wife's current computer is my old "Desk PC". Imagine the desktop is a 3ft x 24" piece of live edge cypress, with a piece of glass r...
ianab Woodworking 14 2,361 09-18-2023, 02:35 AM
  0 Thread: Dealing with a cupped top?
Post: RE: Dealing with a cupped top?

I've seen this happen with a eucalyptus top I made for my son a few years back. Glued up 4 boards to make a top, ~3/4" thick, Left it leaning against the workshop door, and it rained. Didn't get the p...
ianab Woodworking 17 2,316 09-01-2023, 02:26 AM
  0 Thread: What moisture content can you bring wood inside at?
Post: RE: What moisture content can you bring wood insid...

And if it's still at ~15%, it still needs to dry some more, but that needs to be inside (or a kiln). So sticker it to complete the drying. It's OK to flat stack once it's down to your target moisture ...
ianab Woodworking 6 1,428 08-21-2023, 08:15 PM
  0 Thread: What moisture content can you bring wood inside at?
Post: RE: What moisture content can you bring wood insid...

Under about 20% should be OK to bring inside and complete the drying. At that level fungus can't grow any more, so poor airflow and slow drying won't harm anything. Also "most" of the water (and acid)...
ianab Woodworking 6 1,428 08-21-2023, 03:18 PM
  0 Thread: What's a good book on dining tables?
Post: RE: What's a good book on dining tables?

firefighter Wrote: (07-23-2023, 11:18 AM) -- Get yourself a large piece of cardboard or tape together some craft paper. Cut to fit the size of the table top. Look at the available spacing for chairs....
ianab Woodworking 6 1,010 07-24-2023, 03:43 AM
  0 Thread: Red cedar??
Post: RE: Softwood timber for exterior use . . . cedar?...

hbmcc Wrote: (07-22-2023, 12:07 AM) -- With the exception of Cedrus libani, Cedar of Lebanon, I have pretty much seen and used most of the cedars. Most can be a dermal and respiratory irritant to som...
ianab Woodworking 10 1,830 07-22-2023, 02:12 AM
  0 Thread: Red cedar??
Post: RE: Red cedar??

If the benches aren't US made they could be some weird semi-durable tropical wood that the Chinese were able to get a deal on?
ianab Woodworking 10 1,830 06-30-2023, 03:15 AM
  0 Thread: Hiding painted plywood butt jointed seams
Post: RE: Hiding painted plywood butt jointed seams

Cabinet Monkey Wrote: (05-15-2023, 09:20 PM) -- Why not manage the clients’ expectations and put/the seam in an inconspicuous place?  -- Or, put the seam where it's visible, but matches the rest of...
ianab Woodworking 7 2,302 05-17-2023, 12:38 AM
  0 Thread: How to bandsaw mill a small cherry log?
Post: RE: How to bandsaw mill a small cherry log?

Does sound like Prunus avium, It's a European species that's become naturalised in the US, and here in NZ. The wood doesn't have quite the same colour as your native Black Cherry, but can otherwise be...
ianab Woodworking 5 1,110 05-02-2023, 05:47 AM
  0 Thread: Will Cypress Withstand Ground Contact?
Post: RE: Will Cypress Withstand Ground Contact?

Problem with mill slabs is they will be mostly sapwood, and that's classed as non-durable. The heartwood has "some" durability, but like KL suggests, most cypress now is from relatively young trees, a...
ianab Woodworking 25 4,645 04-13-2023, 03:11 AM
  0 Thread: Cutting Board how to seal
Post: RE: Cutting Board how to seal

Johnny Currado Wrote: (04-11-2023, 05:52 PM) -- Just regular mineral oil like I find at Walgreens or CVS?  thats easy.  or is it a special mineral oil for cutting boards. -- Yeah, nothing special ab...
ianab Woodworking 12 2,047 04-12-2023, 01:16 AM
  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 2,461 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 1,469 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 2,622 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 1,676 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 1,230 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 3,827 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 3,827 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 4,308 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 7,250 10-23-2022, 03:36 PM

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