Harvest Your Own Lumber

Author: John English
Publisher: Linden Pub
ISBN: 9781610352437
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A concise guide for the small shop or enthusiastic hobbyist, "Harvest Your Own Lumber" covers all of the important steps in the conversion of wood. John English takes the reader through selecting the raw material to the final drying of the harvested timber. All of the steps in between are explained in clear text accompanied with photographs and charts that make the process of milling your own lumber a guaranteed success.

Harvesting Urban Timber

Author: Sam Sherrill
Publisher: Echo Point Books & Media
ISBN: 9781635610314
Size: 32.32 MB
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A chance encounter with a fallen tree started professor and amateur woodworker Samuel Sherrill thinking: Is there a better way to stretch our precious natural resources? The question led to the writing of Harvesting Urban Timber. Sherrill explains how to identify potential urban timber, how to safely harvest it and convert it into useful lumber.

Fine Woodworking On Wood And How To Dry It

Author: Fine Woodworking
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 9780918804549
Size: 67.38 MB
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Learn how to buy, dry, store and mill timber. This text explains which species are good for which jobs and how to design joints that accommodate wood's seasonal swelling and shrinking.

Selecting And Drying Wood

Author: Editors of Fine Woodworking
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 9781561588305
Size: 23.65 MB
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This book collects the best articles from recent issues of Fine Woodworking on the subject of finding and working with wood. Wood is the one thing that woodworkers have in common and there is endless fascination with the working properties of various species, how to select and season wood and how to store it. Wood has a way of behaving as if it’s still alive, moving with seasonal changes in temperature and humidity. Learning to work with it rather than against wood movement is critical to successful woodworking. Table of Contents Section 1: Buying and Harvesting Section 2: Selecting Wood Section 3: Drying Wood Section 4: Working with Wood Section 5: Transporting and Storing

How To Season And Dry Your Own Wood

Author: Alan Holtham
Publisher: Guild of Master Craftsman Publications Limited
ISBN: 9781861086419
Size: 31.87 MB
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Ideal for the independent or small scale user, this comprehensive book guides you through the complicated process of identifying, processing, seasoning and drying your own timber. Topics covered include anatomical structures of wood, data on working properties, seasoning and drying requirements, potential problems and solutions and health and safety considerations.

Chainsaw Lumbermaking

Author: Will Malloff
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781626548442
Size: 57.39 MB
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Once you're familiar with Will Malloff's method of chainsaw lumbermaking, you'll be simply and economically turning trees into lumber on your own Learn how to select the tree you want, fell it safely, and saw it into a fine pile of building or cabinet lumber. With detailed instructions and over 400 photographs, Will Malloff tells you everything you need to know to turn a chainsaw into a lumbermill, including how to: Modify the chainsaw and make numerous accessories for milling Use the equipment in the woods Grind a smooth-cutting ripping chain Build your own mill from a 2 x 4 and scraps of plywood Cut burls, shape ovals and mill natural knees for boatbuilding Malloff's method is the fruit of over 30 years' experience of felling trees and making lumber. He's logged everything from giant redwoods to desert mesquite and fulfilled his youthful ambition to fell timber in every major forest of North America. Drawing on this experience, he has invented several chainsaw mills, and perfected the easy, efficient method of chainsaw lumbermaking that he describes in this book. If you've ever had trouble finding the lumber you need, or wanted to build something with your own trees, "Chainsaw Lumbermaking" is the book you've been waiting for. Will Malloff has built a variety of mills and is the designer of what many consider the most effective chainsaw lumbermaking system available. Malloff has spent nearly half a century researching and developing tools and wood technology that minimize ecological impact. In an endeavor to build his own blacksmith shop on a Canadian Pacific island, he invented a state-of-the-art ripping chain, which made chainsaw lumbermaking more feasible and economical than ever before.

A Landowner S Guide To Managing Your Woods

Author: Ann Larkin Hansen
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603428003
Size: 75.54 MB
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"Beginning with an explanation of the natural processes governing forest development, the authors present active steps you can take to guide your woodland toward a state of health and beauty and sustainably produce one of the world's greatest renewable resources -- wood."--P. [4] of cover.

The Art And Craft Of Wood

Author: Silas J. Kyler
Publisher: Quarry Books
ISBN: 1631594141
Size: 58.30 MB
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Where people live, trees live. They provide shade, beautify our neighborhoods, filter our water, and clean our air, but when they die, we often don't know what to do with them. More and more, that is changing as we learn the skills to reclaim those trees as lumber. Aimed at the woodworking hobbyist or aspiring DIYer, The Art and Craft of Wood introduces readers to the basics of wood craft. The Art and Craft of Wood will inspire you to make something of your own through simple, approachable instructions and inspiring step-by-step photos. As a reader, you will learn valuable skills, including: - Where to find wood that you can reclaim for your own use - How to mill, stack, dry, and flatten your log into useable lumber - Create a variety of useful household furnishings in 7 step-by-step projects ranging in difficulty from novice to more complicated - What to do with leftover material, such as making firestarters and animal bedding The authors, who are also the filmmakers behind the documentary Felled, a film about giving new life to urban trees, have lived the process and share what they learned along the way, including the fulfillment of crafting a beautiful, practical item from wood that has been overlooked or discarded.

Lumber Manufacturing

Author: Ed M. Williston
Publisher: Backbeat Books
ISBN: 9780879304898
Size: 49.61 MB
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Kiln Drying Of Lumber

Author: R.B. Keey
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642596533
Size: 65.56 MB
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At present, no single book adequately covers a basic understanding of wood book satisfies the need for such a work. It describes drying in practice. This the fundamental basis of kiln-drying technology, to enable forest companies to imFrove their drying operations as high-quality timbers become scarcer and of yesteryear can no longer be tolerated. Adaptive the wasteful practices is no longer good enough. Innovations change based on past experience of the material being dried and the processes require a sound understanding of drying. Newer techniques, such as the use of ultrahigh temperature sea soning and superheated steam under vacuum, require an even greater depth of physical understanding for these methods to be used effectively and economically. book provides a description of modern ideas about wood structure, This moisture movement and stress development, from which models of the drying process are developed to give the kiln operator important information about the course of drying under specified conditions, and thus a means is compared with practice wherever for rational process improvement. Theory possible.