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Flatsawn Lumber Is Not So Flat: How To Fix Cupped Wood, Pt. 2

By Scott Wunder Posted: 01/14/2015 9:00AM

Now, let’s say your panels developed a cup in them. They were planed and sanded flat and ready to be put into the door frame before you left the shop, but when you returned the next morning they had a noticeable rock. What options do you have? Part 2 of 2.


Japanese Carpentry: Profiling New York City's Miya Shoji Woodshop

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 01/11/2015 2:01PM

Building Without Nails: The Geniue of Japanese Carpentry is a 25 minute documentary on New York City's Miya Shoji, a traditional Japanese woodshop in the heart of Manhattan. Owners Zui Hanafusa and his father show their techniques.


Patching over a Knot: How To Make the Best of It

By Randy Maxey Posted: 01/09/2015 6:04AM

By the time I routed the profile along the edge, I saw a knot would be visible on the finished project. So here's a fix you can try when you encounter a board like that.


Flatsawn Lumber Is Not So Flat: How To Fix Cupped Wood, Pt. 1

By Scott Wunder Posted: 01/07/2015 9:36AM

Quartersawn lumber stays flat, but flatsawn lumber does not (ironic, I know). Flatsawn lumber cups during the drying process and it even cups after it’s dry if not cared for properly. Today, we'll look at ways to avoid and deal with this issue in Part 1 of this series.




How To Patch Over a Knot: Wunder If This Will Work

By Randy Maxey Posted: 01/06/2015 6:04AM

Like most woodworkers, I've used the old recipe of mixing sawdust with glue, using the fine dust from my random orbital sander. But one problem with mixing with glue is that it’s hard to sand.


Let It Sit or Use It: How To Acclimate Lumber in Any Season

By Scott Wunder Posted: 12/29/2014 2:10PM

To get lumber to the right moisture content, it’s not as simple as just letting the wood sit before you use it. Sometimes letting the wood acclimate to its new environment is actually a bad idea.


How To Make a Live Edge Cypress Table That Glows in the Dark

By Mike Warren, Instructables Community Leader Posted: 12/16/2014 10:26PM

"Photoluminescent powder mixed with clear casting resin fills the natural voids in Pecky Cypress hardwood," says Mike Warren of Instructables. "The glow powder charges up in sunlight and emits a cool blue glow when in partial or complete darkness."


How To Make a Dog Bed - An Amateur's Step by Step

Posted: 12/10/2014 10:09PM

How To Make a Dog Bed - An Amateur's Step by Step


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