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SketchUcation. RepurposedMATERIALS. A Guide to the Wayward Ways of Wood Grain. Photo: Vince Babak Learning to read wood grain will enhance your woodworking skills.

A Guide to the Wayward Ways of Wood Grain

By Strother Purdy As one of our contributing editors is fond of saying, a board's grain is a bit like a cat's fur. If you brush the cat's fur in the wrong direction, you tend to make the cat hiss. Brush it in the right direction, and the cat purrs. Working wood with the grain will yield smooth boards. Grain patterns describe the structure of the wood Depending on how a board has been milled, you will see flat grain, quarter grain or end grain on a board's face.

Tangent vs. Flatsawn lumber is cut along a tangent, and is stable in thickness but tends to twist and cup. Quartersawn lumber, sliced along the radius, is more expensive and less common, but it's twice as stable in width than flatsawn and doesn't warp much. Flatsawn vs. quartersawnFlatsawing a log (far left) slices it against a tangent. Cut against the grain at your peril Frequently, though, it's impossible to avoid cutting against the grain.

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Human Dimension & Interior Space

How high to put a door knob, the circumference of our necks, how far we can reach overhead? There’s no such thing as an average person, so you’ll also need to know what the variances are, too. There’s a number of good sources for this data, but the most complete set, with the greatest clarity, and most affordable price is Human Dimensions. This data set was distilled from ergonomic research started by NASA for designing space capsules and broadened over the years to include the ergonomics of wheelchairs and crutches, bathtubs, workplaces and public spaces among many other everyday situations.

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I’d like to slice cross sections for plaques and trivets. How do I keep the slices from splitting as they dry? Answer: Pentacryl wood preservative is an excellent product made for this very purpose. A slice of wood will always split because, as it dries, the cells collapse and wither just like a dry sponge. This stress from contraction literally pulls the disk apart, usually resulting in a single, nasty split that rims from the bark edge toward the pith.

Pentacryl reinforces the cells so they retain their shape as they dry. Here are a few tips about making plaques, cross-cut sections from Dale, the technical person at Preservation Solutions, which makes Pentacryl. Joinery is a part of woodworking that involves joining together pieces of wood, to produce more complex items.

Some wood joints employ fasteners, bindings, or adhesives, while others use only wood elements. The characteristics of wooden joints – strength, flexibility, toughness, appearance, etc. – derive from the properties of the joining materials and from how they are used in the joints. Therefore, different joinery techniques are used to meet differing requirements.

For example, the joinery used to build a house is different from that used to make puzzle toys, although some concepts overlap. The Most Impressive Wood Joints – Woodworking ideas. If you have a wood-burning fireplace, chances are you have firewood, right?

Unfortunately, that also means you need place to store it! If you are like me, you want the firewood nearby so you don’t have to trek out to a cold shed through a snowy yard, but you don’t really want it inside. Firewood is dirty, it brings in some bugs and unless you live in a rustic mountain cabin, chances are it doesn’t do much for your style. Squirrel Diner 2 metal squirrel feeder.

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Faux Barn Wood Painting Tutorial. Okay folks, are you ready for the Faux Barn Wood Painting tutorial!?...

Faux Barn Wood Painting Tutorial

I ask if you're ready, because there are about a trillion photos. ha! Even though this process is SO easy, and relatively quick... I wanted to make sure that I didn't miss anything important that you may need to know, when attempting this barn wood look on your own. At this point, if you're not into the whole "barn wood look", then you can just stain it, or paint it whatever color you want! But I love to mix different styles together, especially when they're close to each other, to add visual interest, so I went all barn-wood-crazy on this tabletops be-hind! 25+ DIY Reclaimed Wood Projects for your Homes Outdoor. Advertisement To make your home be distinctive, are you looking for ways to decorate your outdoor?

25+ DIY Reclaimed Wood Projects for your Homes Outdoor

You may have a lot of ideas for decorating, but the high budget for decoration material always make you go no further. Are there other easier ways? Yes, you can do it yourself by recycling the wood. DIY reclaimed wood is really a wonderful project, not only because the wood is cheap and easy to get, but also it is an earth-friendly material that is a trend for environmental protection. 01. Source 02. Source 03. Source 04. Different Designs of our Rustic Coolers. <span><a target="_self" href="/index.html">Home</a> | <a target="_self" href="/NEWITEMS.html">New Items</a> | <a target="_self" href="/CoolersPage.html">Coolers</a> | <a target="_self" href="/benches.html">Bench's</a> | <a target="_self" href="/prices-ordering.html">Prices / Ordering</a> | <a target="_self" href="/Wholesale.html">Wholesale</a> | <a target="_self" href="/contact.html">Contact Us</a></span> Copyright © 2009 Rustic Coolers All Rights Reserved.

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This Beautiful Table Actually Starts To Glow As The Sun Goes Down

Workbench Accessories. Compact Assembly Station. Want more great tips? By subscribing to Woodsmith Tips, you'll get free tips in your email inbox every week! Share eTips with your friends. SN13714 pocket hole jig workstation. Six “Rules for Success” for SketchUp beginners. David Heim is a veteran book and magazine editor specializing in woodworking. He has been writing about and teaching SketchUp for more than four years, and says he never begins any project until he has previewed it in SketchUp. This is another guest post from David on modeling principles for woodworkers.

As I prepared to teach my first SketchUp class at a nearby Woodcraft store, I realized I couldn’t just walk into the room and begin talking. The class needed something to take home and use to make SketchUp behave. Understand Mechanical Linkages with Animations. Mr. Đức thắng Nguyễn (Duc Thang Nguyen) is an engineer from Vietnam. Since his retirement in 2002, he has being working on an amazing animated 3D catalog of mechanical contraptions. Using Autodesk Inventor as a tool, he has documented over 1,700 mechanisms.

All from gears, couplings, clutches, differentials to detailed examples of movement conversions. Folding TS outfeed table - DONE! After finding that the outfeed table I bought for my SawStop PCS would not work with the mobile base, I opted to build my own. Due to the placement of the saw in my small shop, I need to move it pretty frequently. In addition, I often need to move around the back side of the saw - so being able to quickly fold it down is important to me.

Finally, I've found that sometimes it would be handy to have at least 24" on one side of the blade or the other. Compact Assembly Station. Sure Footing When Rabbeting Cabinet Backs. PIP: round drop-leaf table Hey, folks. Among other things flying around the shop these days is a drop-leaf table made from the client's own white oak (milled, kiln dried, then turned over to me to work). The form of the table will kinda/sorta match a few things already in the room, which includes two pieces I have made in the past. Split a hair and make it square with our wide-body tablesaw accessory. How To Age or Weather New Wood With Simple Materials. Age or Weather New Wood With Simple Materials. Flatten a Workbench with a Router. Woodfinder: Find Sources of Lumber, Veneer and Sawmill Services. 011181054.pdf. SawStop Outfeed Table Pt 2 B. Greater Houston Area Woodworking Resources. Learn how to use a bandsaw in Craftsy’s The Bandsaw: Set it up for Success & Sawing.

Learn how to use a bandsaw to make beautiful cuts safely and easily. Build your knowledge of essential bandsaw skills alongside professional woodworker Andy Rae. Start with how to maintain and adjust your machine for better performance. Next, explore inexpensive and easy-to-use accessories that will help you cut more efficiently and safely. Compound Miter Saw Calculator. This page relies on javascript which is not available to your browser. Workshop Organization Tips. Woodworker's Journal. WATCH VIDEO: The VerySuperCool Tools Table Saw Fence. Miter Angles and Miter Saws. Join wwgoa.com - WoodWorkers Guild of America. Idea Shop 1: 3 Lumber storage rack. Dust Control. Wood_mag_dec_2003_twister_test.pdf. Workshop Organization Tips: The Family Handyman. Easy Router Joinery. Freud Tools. Dust Collection.

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