My Trip to a Wood Show – Rough Dimensioning Pt.1

November 11, 2007

So this weekend I went to a local woodshow and had a chance to listen to John Wilson, Shaker box builder and Boat Builder, etc was speaking. The first lecture was a demonstration of building a paddle using construction lumber…pretty interesting I must admit! The second was a talk on building and using a solar kiln to dry lumber. I got some great insight into not only drying my own lumber, but more importantly a bigger understanding of wood movement.

So let’s start another discussion on rough dimensioning our stock when we begin working on our projects. It’s a previously discussed topic, but wood movement can make or break your projects!!

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