Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'warp'

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Workbench and router sled

03-24-2015 03:08 AM by LJackson | 8 comments »

While chatting with someone here, there was some interest in what I’m doing. So, here’s what I’m doing. I’m building a workbench, out of 2×4s. Unfortunately, I’ve only recently learned about a thing call “moisture content,” the fact that 2×4s aren’t as dry as hardwood lumber, and will therefore tend to warp as they do dry unless you do something about it, and what to do: sticker them. The result is as you see: not a straight,...

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Is your wood twisting like a potato chip?

11-09-2011 02:26 AM by Jewell Hardwoods - Tim Layzell | 0 comments »

If you are reading this post you probably already know live edge furniture has become very popular over the last couple years, and for good reason. In order to escape the particle board import furniture you find at the retail store, people have been drawn to the unique beauty of a live edge table. In every piece is the history of where it came from and how it became your inspiration. The problem is, a large slab needs to be dried slowly over a period of several years in order to ensure the...

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