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  • sandalwood1 commented on AroundHome's instructable Milling Short Logs on the Bandsaw4 weeks ago
    Milling Short Logs on the Bandsaw

    Very interesting, and practical instructable. As a woodworker/wooden boat builder, I occasionally attempt similar endeavors. Just recently, attempted to mill some wild cherry that had been cut about a year ago on the bandsaw, but it was hard as a brick-bat; no go. Probably should have run it when green.Louis.m's comment that "I see no milling here", is mistaken. He, and his wikipedia reference are referring to metal-working. "Milling" with regards to wood is a contraction of "sawmilling". A quick visit to wikipedia reveals that "A sawmill or lumber mill is a facility where logs are cut into lumber." Also from wikipedia: "Millwork building materials are historically any woodmill-produced building construction interior-finish, exterior-finish, ...see more »Very interesting, and practical instructable. As a woodworker/wooden boat builder, I occasionally attempt similar endeavors. Just recently, attempted to mill some wild cherry that had been cut about a year ago on the bandsaw, but it was hard as a brick-bat; no go. Probably should have run it when green.Louis.m's comment that "I see no milling here", is mistaken. He, and his wikipedia reference are referring to metal-working. "Milling" with regards to wood is a contraction of "sawmilling". A quick visit to wikipedia reveals that "A sawmill or lumber mill is a facility where logs are cut into lumber." Also from wikipedia: "Millwork building materials are historically any woodmill-produced building construction interior-finish, exterior-finish, or decorative components".Keep up the good work!

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  • sandalwood1 commented on severdhed's instructable Cheap and Easy EDC Flashlight Holster2 months ago
    Cheap and Easy EDC Flashlight Holster

    Beautiful in its functional simplicity.

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  • sandalwood1 commented on RobbeC's instructable Bent Veneer Wood Lamp3 months ago
    Bent Veneer Wood Lamp

    I've used household ammonia as used for cleaning, bought at Walmart.

    Adding household ammonia to the soak water makes wood SUPER flexible. My understanding (in my poor little pea-brain) is that it somehow temporarily alters the molecular structure of the wood, but after drying, the wood resumes its original physical characteristics.As a wooden boat builder, I've bent wood many times using steam, but, at least on small pieces, the ammonia delivers much more profound results.

    Sorry, but when I've used the ammonia, I never measured it; trial and error only. If I had to pick a starting point, maybe a 15 or 20% solution. There is a fair amount of info concerning this technique in googledom. Surprisingly hefty lengths of solid wood can literally be tied in knots! I've mainly used it in building scale model boats, preparatory for building full-size.

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  • sandalwood1 commented on Henri.Lacoste's instructable Plywood Laptop Stand4 months ago
    Plywood Laptop Stand

    Elegant in its simplicity. You've got my vote!

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  • sandalwood1 commented on rstichal's instructable Knots to Know11 months ago
    Knots to Know

    sandalwood20Speaking as a lifelong professional mariner and frequent small boat user, the square (or reef) knot is a VERY POOR choice for joining two lines together. In his definitive tome on knots, Clifford Ashley claimed that "misused reef knots have caused more deaths and injuries than all other knots combined".To join two lines of the same size, the sheet bend is probably the most common correct approach, and for lines of different size the carrick bend is a good choice.

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