Wood science

Wood Identification is All About the End Grain Office Hours primarily focused on wood identification and the process I use to narrow down the species and ideally get to an ID. It goes a bit…

Wood Strength is Less About the Species and More About Orientation First off, I apologize for the absolutely TERRIBLE audio quality of this broadcast. I saw that my USB mixer was having problems earlier in…

  Wood You Like to Know More About Wood? I've been working at a lumber yard for more than 7 years now. I'm still amazed at how little most people who work with wood every…

  Let's Tour the Lumberyard This time we take a little field trip to the J Gibson McIlvain lumber yard. My goal was to just have open Q&A and we had some great questions, all…

  Live Session Quick Links Polissoir vs Modern Finishes Lumber and the Summer Heat Chisels and Jumping Scribe Lines S6S Block Challenge Layout Tenons from the Shoulder This session focuses on 4 topics: the polissoir…

  This video is about staying warm in the shop and why that's important. I'm sure I've missed some other things so let me know what I've missed and I'd like to hear what you…

  I was roaming around the lumber yard and got to thinking about the woods I use most in my projects and which woods speak to specific styles. We have so many species options these…

This session is all about wood and understanding its structure. Despite it being our construction medium of choice, most woodworkers still don't have a strong understanding of how wood moves. Topics include: How does a…