The family of a man who was killed after falling into a wood chipper at a Missouri sawmill is suing the machine's maker, Williams Patent Crusher and Pulverizor Co.
The American Walnut Manufacturers Association shares its view on woodworker Scott Wunder's explanation for why walnut lumber is graded less stringently than other hardwoods. President Bucky Pescaglia lays out AWMA's explanation.
A few weeks ago I ordered 300 board feet of 12′, #1 common walnut from a wholesaler that I use on a regular basis. The customer that I ordered it for doesn’t mind knots, so #1 common, which is not the highest grade, is usually a fine choice – except in walnut. In the order, none of the boards looked very good, many were so crooked that I had to cut them in half to get a straight board, only a couple of the boards were over 7″ wide with a good number of them only 3-1/2″, and half of them looked like pallet wood.
Wood flooring design and installation firm Archetypal Design, owned by Avedis Duvenjian, won the Member’s Choice award at the NWFA National Wood Flooring Expo in Orlando recently.