Category Archives: wood

From The Oven Into The Crisper

I got a significant amount of woodworking in over the holiday weekend.  The boards that were waiting to become the ship-lapped back to the dry sink are now in their final resting place.  These had been sitting on my bench … Continue reading

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A Special Moment

On some woodworking blogs you’ll hear the blogger talking about “Aha!” moments. Moments of clarify where it all comes together. Something that was previously not understood suddenly makes perfect sense. Here at johnjoiner we try to stay off the beaten … Continue reading

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Now don’t move!

The goal is a coopered door the way James Krenov did them, and I was taught last June at Inside Passage. The first picture shows the five staves that are becoming my door. They started out as one flat panel … Continue reading

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About the wood

My third favorite blogger led me to Rainforest Relief. The information there supports the conclusion I came to about using exotic woods after seeing Costa Rica first hand last February. That is that any use of exotic woods, even from … Continue reading

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Monterey Cypress

This is a photo of some cypress I bought from this guy who salvages urban logs in California. I planed a section of this board and rubbed some mineral spirits on it to see the grain and color. I plan … Continue reading

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