Getting the Most from Your Wood-Buying Bucks: Find, Cut, and Dry Your Own Lumber

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Find, cut, and dry your own lumber. This essential guide will save you money and expand your knowledge of wood.
For the woodworker who wants to purchase wood wisely and save money by finding, cutting, and drying it on their own, this guide from the experts at American Woodworker is a must. Along with learning the most economical way to buy ...

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Overview

Find, cut, and dry your own lumber. This essential guide will save you money and expand your knowledge of wood.
For the woodworker who wants to purchase wood wisely and save money by finding, cutting, and drying it on their own, this guide from the experts at American Woodworker is a must. Along with learning the most economical way to buy and process lumber, there are a number of how-to's in this book, including:

-Interpreting rough lumber
-Working with defects
-Deciding which grade is most economical for the project
-Re-sawing thick wood
-Storing lumber
-Using boards that are not perfect

With expert advice, detailed drawings, and step-by-step photographs, this is a skill-expanding and money-saving book that every woodworker needs.

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Editorial Reviews

www.shortcuts.ns.ca

What a goldmine this book from American Woodworker magazine is! Your US$19.95 will save you hundreds, maybe even thousands if you are doing commercial woodworking.

“Getting the Most” suggests that you can save a bundle just by buying lumber a grade or two below the best. A Wood Miser could save you thousands over the long haul and salvaging used wood has a high payoff as well. Bandsaw resawing is another way of saving $ and the authors cover this in great detail.

There are great tips for milling rough lumber, stabilizing green wood and how to best dry your own wood.

More good stuff shows you how to spot those ‘special’ wood species in the rough and how to best work with them.

This is an excellent book for both the amateur and the professional woodworker, one you will refer to on a regular basis. Buy it and save money!

— Graham McCulloch

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What a goldmine this book from American Woodworker magazine is! Your US$19.95 will save you hundreds, maybe even thousands if you are doing commercial woodworking.

"Getting the Most" suggests that you can save a bundle just by buying lumber a grade or two below the best. A Wood Miser could save you thousands over the long haul and salvaging used wood has a high payoff as well. Bandsaw resawing is another way of saving $ and the authors cover this in great detail.

There are great tips for milling rough lumber, stabilizing green wood and how to best dry your own wood.

More good stuff shows you how to spot those 'special' wood species in the rough and how to best work with them.

This is an excellent book for both the amateur and the professional woodworker, one you will refer to on a regular basis. Buy it and save money!

With these simple tips for successfully milling rough lumber, you can turn inexpensive wood into the raw material you need to build beautiful wood projects.

(Milling Rough Lumber chapter excerpted)

www.shortcuts.ns.ca - Graham McCulloch
What a goldmine this book from American Woodworker magazine is! Your US$19.95 will save you hundreds, maybe even thousands if you are doing commercial woodworking.

“Getting the Most” suggests that you can save a bundle just by buying lumber a grade or two below the best. A Wood Miser could save you thousands over the long haul and salvaging used wood has a high payoff as well. Bandsaw resawing is another way of saving $ and the authors cover this in great detail.

There are great tips for milling rough lumber, stabilizing green wood and how to best dry your own wood.
More good stuff shows you how to spot those ‘special’ wood species in the rough and how to best work with them.

This is an excellent book for both the amateur and the professional woodworker, one you will refer to on a regular basis. Buy it and save money!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565234604
  • Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/1/2010
  • Series: Best of American Woodworker Magazine Series
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 1,435,579
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Tom Caspar is an Editor at American Woodworker. Since 1985, American Woodworker has been the premier magazine for woodworking, having featured every top woodworker in the country. Both technical and accessible, the magazine has a circulation of 275,000, with more than 150 issues in their backlist.

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