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But is it dry enough?

I’ve expended quite a few electrons recently, demonstrating that the “one year per inch of thickness” drying rule-of-thumb doesn’t work with thick slabs, both in terms of actual experience and in theoretical models of how wood dries. But that begs … Continue reading

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Note on Delivery of Orders

First, I want to thank everyone for your continued support for our products, and your patience as we experience growing pains. We will always strive to put out the best material in the best form and get it to you … Continue reading

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Water vs. Wood, grudge match

Chris gives you geometry homework; I give you partial differential equations: This is the diffusion equation. It’s often called the heat equation, because it also models the diffusion of heat through a solid. And you’ll sometimes see it as Fick’s … Continue reading

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There are no bluebirds in India

Did I hear someone say, “campaign birdhouse”? – Steve Schafer

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What Would be the Danger?

John looked under the bench and found a piece of wood which he thought would do for a wedge, only the end wanted sharpening. “Shall I take your broad chisel and sharpen it?” said he. “No,” said Ebenezer. “I have … Continue reading

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Ready to Ship: Campaign Furniture T-shirts & Tribolts

While we’re a few weeks away from the release date of our “Campaign Furniture” book, we already have the related T-shirts and hardware in stock and ready to ship. Here are the details and links for these items. Both items … Continue reading

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Roubo is Not Dead, he is Not Even Past

One of the treasures I inherited when buying my house was a falling-down chicken coop/rabbit hutch with (I can say without blushing) a brick shithouse tacked onto the end. It is in the courtyard, and was built in a hurried … Continue reading

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When Your Boss is a Proper Wiener

Lots of people ask me what I miss the most about working at Popular Woodworking Magazine. I am supposed to reply: “I miss the people.” But that’s not true. I miss the fights. Now, I don’t miss the jerk-won’t-look-you-in-the-eye brooding … Continue reading

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Look at the Cushion on that One

It’s a remarkably slow weekend here in our house, so while waiting for some servers to wake up and get busy on our new Lost Art Press web site, I pulled together another short booklet of images for you to … Continue reading

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Water vs. Wood, the sequel

I recently returned from a week and a half in Colombia. While there, I got to experience some of the temperature and humidity extremes that we subject our furniture to: We traveled from the warm, humid llanos at Villavicencio, to … Continue reading

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