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02-07-2018 04:30 AM

small pieces cypress - 6 replies

My biggest activity is building outdoor furniture from kiln dried cypress. As I am very careful to get the most out of the material and the fact that I am a packrat, I have a lot of off cuts on hand. They are mostly strips from 1” to 3” wide and 8” long on up. There is some 2” thick stuff also. There is some wider stuff b...

01-31-2018 04:43 AM

How to store finished project long term? - 7 replies

Well at least I hope its long term, maybe 10-15 years if we are blessed. About to build burial boxes for wife and I. Hers will be a more traditional casket and mine will be a pinch toe coffin, both from local longleaf pine. Probably will finish with poly. The question! How to store these until needed. Some of the issues I have thought about ...

01-18-2018 02:40 AM

Glue up pressure and number of clamps????? - 36 replies

So how many clamps are enough and how much pressure do you apply. As I browse woodworking sites I’v seen everything from one clamp every 3” to a spring joint with one clamp. For uniformity, lets glue up a cutting board 18” long, very smooth, clean joint. I would likely go with 4 clamps, 2 below and 2 above. how about you, mo...

08-22-2016 03:11 AM

Must see museum in Ohio - 3 replies

Wife and I returned to the Gulf Coast yesterday after a few days in Southeast Ohio celebrating our 50th. On our last day we visited the Walther Museum in Dover. For anyone who appreciates fine woodcarving or just exceptional craft of any kind you need to see this guys work. I have seen wook by some of the best carvers...

08-10-2016 01:59 AM

SE ohio and Eastern Kentucky - 0 replies

Wife and I will be in SE Ohio for a few days nest week and returning to S Ms thru eastern Ken. I know about the Walther museum but was wondering if there are other woodwork related sites in those areas we need to see.Thanks

04-12-2016 12:52 PM

Things I have Learned about Drying Lumber - 2 replies

I hope none of you have had the experience of having some really nice lumber completely ruined by powder post beetles while drying like I did several years back. I lost 12 hard to come by flawless magnolia boards 1” x 12” x 12’. When I checked them they looked like a sieve. What I have learned:Boric acid stops powder post beetl...


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