On Wood Selection June 2018 Pwm
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This log looks ideal.Once we started to split it, however, it was so twisted it was almost useless.Both fast- and slow-growing wood present good opportunities.by Peter FollansbeePages 26-28 Wood selection is an important part of any woodworking project.
I sometimes feel like I take it to an extreme, like I'm some kind of oak snob.Sometimes people see pieces I reject and they can't understand what's wrong with me.Too much twist, a bow here or there.Not straight enough grain.
I'm spoiled from decades of using the straightest-grained, radially-riven oak boards I can get.And I wouldn't have it any other way.When I'm selecting my wood right from the log, many factors help determine which piece of wood goes into which project.
Recently I got some nice clear fresh red oak for a weekend workshop I was helping to teach through Plymouth CRAFT, a group I'm involved with in Plymouth, Mass.At first glance, the log looked perfect, even too good maybe.
Oak is the principal timber I work with making reproduction furniture, and I had my eye on any leftovers after the class was done.But even after splitting logs for 40 years, I can sometimes pick losers.