New PDF release: Fabulous Turned-Wood Projects

By John Hiebert, Harm Hazeu, Tim Bergen, Henry Bergen

Todays woodworkers search to improve new kinds that seize their very own person imaginative and prescient. utilizing 22 in their best tasks, 4 masters of the lathe display the artistic probabilities provided via became woodwork, and supply boundless concept, leading edge strategies, and sleek designs. Their vases, candlesticks, bowls, platters, lamps, statues, and different ornamental goods make the most of an array of woods, from bought lumber to unique varieties--even roots and branches from neighborhood bushes. learn how those specialists envision the shape a bit of wooden should still take simply by taking a look at its grain and colour. notice the key innovations and instruments they use to create lighting tricks. The tasks diversity from really effortless to extra complicated, yet certain textual content and colour images make each step possible.

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Sycamore is not very decay-resistant and should not be used outdoors. Commercially it is used for cigar boxes, baskets, paneling, millwork and as a secondary wood. The unique, closely spaced ray pattern is underutilized as a primary wood in furniture. Face grain, quartersawn SYCAMORE I ss M APPLE lus is Latin for apple, and pumila means dwarf or small. Even though the tree may be as American as apple pie, it is an immigrant. Brought from Europe by the early settlers, the apple has established itself in almost all parts of the country and southern Canada.

2-10. Yellow Birch (Betula allegheniensis) 80'-100' (24-30 m) tall Twig (actual size) Leaf (actual size) Fruit (actual size) 34 j IDENTIFICATION AND CHARACTERISTICS Bark End grain cro ss section (2 5x) Courtesy of Univ. of ME School of Forest Resources Commercially; yellow birch is the most valuable of the birches. The sapwood is pale and the heartwood is light to dark reddish-brown, sometimes heavily figured. 69 glee at 12 percent MC. The wood is diffuse-porous, with rays almost too small to be seen.

Decay-resistance is high, making it useful for sills, fence posts, siding and small boat construction . Sassafras is a good, easyto-work cabinet wood. As a secondary wood, it imparts a spicy aroma to the interior of a cabinet. Face grain , plain sawn SASSAFRAS I 51 S SWEET GUM weet gum is not related to the other gums , the tupelos , but belongs to the witch hazel family. In some areas it is known as star-leaved gum, red gum or bilstead. Liquidambar is Latin and refers to the sweet sap that exudes from the bark.

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