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This thorough advisor positive aspects finished strategies for dealing with the woodworker's so much favorite fabric. From felling a tree and milling lumber to completing and becoming a member of, it covers each point of operating with wooden, with a unique specialize in how the original houses of alternative species have an effect on woodworking procedures. Finishes, adhesives, joinery, layout, and bending are lined, in addition to operating with hugely figured fabric. necessary info on the way to method and shop wooden can also be integrated.

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23. Cutting Your Own Wood 31 S E C T I O N 3 OV E R V I E W What Type of Mill Should You Buy? A chainsaw mill is easy to set up and use and lets you tackle really big logs. 32 Cutting Your Own Wood Sawing your own logs into lumber is a great way to get wood at a fraction of the cost you’d pay a sawyer or lumber dealer. The job can be done with axes and adzes, but a small lumber mill is a more expedient choice. Today’s mills can go right to where the tree has been downed, saving you the complexity of transporting whole logs, as opposed to lumber.

SECTION 2 Outdoor Woods Black locust Very rot-resistant; wide boards rare; typically used for posts in fences and buildings; predrill for fasteners Osage orange Very rot-resistant; wide boards rare; extremely dense and hard; predrill for fasteners Teak Expensive, heavy; turns silver over time; extremely durable, stable, and strong; holds fasteners well; retains smooth surface Mahogany (genuine) Expensive; moderately heavy; silvers over time; retains smooth surface (Avoid “Philippine mahogany,” a type of lauan) Jarah Relatively expensive; very hard, but surprisingly easy to work; glues well; deep reddish color with striking black lines; fades to gray if left unfinished White oak Relatively expensive; moderately hard; stained by iron hardware outdoors; weathers coarsely and ray flecks on quartersawn lumber can separate over time Bald cypress Limited availability; lightweight, but strong; glues well; blackens with striking tan highlights over time; prebore for fasteners to prevent splitting Redwood Soft and lightweight; works well but requires beefed-up joinery for strong connections; turns silver over time Yellow cedar Extremely durable; soft, but somewhat stronger than redwood; sweet, spicy scent, traditionally used by native Americans for totem poles and other outdoor carvings Tricks for Identifying Wood Once lumber has been cut and dried, identifying its specific species can be a challenge.

Dog board contains pith and is usually waste. defect-free stock. However, it produces relatively narrow stock and doesn’t necessarily give furniture makers the best wood. Live sawing, also called “through and through” sawing, is something that the big mills tend to avoid. This approach yields wide boards (not particularly desirable to big furniture companies) that are full of natural defects. But for small-shop woodworkers, live-sawn boards can be real gems. You get matched boards (if you keep them in sequence as they come off the log), and the planks are as wide as the tree is round.

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