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LostArtPress on InstagramOne measure that provides a good indication of the lifespan of a tree species is the “root-to-shoot” ratio of seedling trees. Most trees have a root-to-shoot ratio of less than one, i.e., where the total mass of the seedling tree is 100 percent, then the mass of the roots will comprise less than 50 percent of the total – there are more shoots above ground than there are roots underground. The ratio of root-to-shoot of most oak seedlings ranges between four and six, i.e., between 17 percent and 25 percent of the seedling mass is above ground and between 75 percent and 83 percent is underground. Some oaks have a quite staggering ratio of one part above ground to 10 parts, or more, below. This makes the root systems of oaks quite exceptional in comparison to many other tree species, even those grown in similar geographical locations. — from “Cut & Dried: A Woodworker’s Guide to Timber Technology” by Richard Jones #cut_and_driedMullet. When a frame is being grooved for a panel, either by plough, router, circular saw or spindle moulder, it is advisable to groove an off-cut of hardwood with the same setting. This is a mullet. When the panels are being fielded this is used to test the edge thickness. It can be easily slid the length of the panel and is more convenient than using a frame member. — from “The Solution at Hand” by Robert Wearing #The_Solution_at_HandI think we are building 17 chairs this week @marcadamsschoolofwoodworking. At any other school I’d be browning my trousers at the thought of 17 students in a chair class. But not here. The staff and facility make it as easy as teaching one student.
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Category Archives: The Difference Makers
For those who like to browse before they buy we’ve added excerpts from two of our latest titles – “The Difference Makers” by Marc Adams and “Making & Mastering Wood Planes (The Revised Edition)” by David Finck. In the excerpt … Continue reading
This is an excerpt from “The Difference Makers” by Marc Adams. One of the people who had the greatest impact on Malcolm was his grandfather, Rap Gardner. At an early age, Granddad would give him guidance on how to make items with … Continue reading
At long last, our printing plant has shipped Marc Adams’s new book “The Difference Makers” to our warehouse. The book is en route to Indianapolis and should arrive at the dock on Monday or Tuesday. After it arrives, our warehouse … Continue reading
We have been eagerly awaiting the printing press to finish its work on Marc Adams’s book “The Difference Makers: 30 Contemporary Makers; 30 Remarkable Stories.” The book is in its final stages at the bindery and should leave the docks … Continue reading