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#1 posted 05-12-2019 07:27 AM

Thanks therealSteveN. I watched a Paul Sellers video where he mentioned something about using Joinery to help control movement. Considering I have a couple hundred BF of wood I got inexpensively, I may as well just make some things and see what happens. I plan to do a lot of mortise and tenon joinery, so I will plan things in order to speed up the build to minimize climate switching. Maybe I will bring a few of the nicer boards in and see how their moisture content changes. I have all of my boards up off the ground in order to avoid moisture transfer.

I can put some time into the workbench. I have 140 bf of Red Maple that would make for a nice laminated top and as I mill it, I can pull the nicer boards for something else. I can put some Hickory aside for the vises and maybe just use big box pine for the legs.

Sadly, I don’t really have an eye for how things will look once finished and may just be guessing about the quality of a board. I thought there was something wrong with the jointer blades when I ran the only maple board I have milled over it. At first I thought it was the scalloping people talked about with Shelix heads. Turns out it was just quilting and the surface was smooth.

I probably should have recorded some of my attempts at installing that jointer head. It would probably have made a lot of new wood workers feel good about themselves.

Thanks again.

Also, Lazyman, I ordered some inexpensive meters. I’ll just put the in several places and jot down the numbers as the weather patterns change. That was a great Idea, Thanks.

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