Getting the Most from your Wood-Buying Bucks (Best of AW)

Tom Caspar

Getting the Most from your Wood-Buying Bucks (Best of AW)

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Discover how to evaluate, get the best deals, purchase, and process your own wood to save money! As every woodworker knows, wood prices can fluctuate and keep going up, making even simple woodworking projects more expensive than you would like. Getting the Most from Your Wood Buying Bucks explains shows how to find wood deals, both obvious and hidden. It can help you save money and teach you all you need to know about wood. Both beginner and expert woodworker alike will learn how to: *Evaluate rough lumber and identify the "sweet spot" to get the best cut possible *Get the best wood deals available at stores and mills *Select and repurpose used wood *Grade wood to choose the most economical option based on the project it is needed for *Locate, cut, and dry usable wood for huge savings *Resaw used and thick wood *Selecting and using materials, stabilizing and drying greed wood *Find cheap wood that does not sacrifice in quality *Remove and/or work with wood blemishes, rendering unusable wood usable. The advice here is from the experts at American Woodworker magazine, including Dave Munkittrick, Tom Caspar and Tim Johnson. Each has a long history of working with wood and successfully locating deals as well as processing their own wood for savings. They share their own secrets and tips on how to find usable wood and work around imperfections, such as knots and warping; work with a portable sawmill, resawing imperfections; and working with dry lumber. With this "best of" collection from American Woodworker, both the professional and amateur woodworker can learn how to ease the pain of buying, milling and drying wood, no matter what type of wood is being treated. Imagine being able to identify "diamonds in the rough" and saving lots of money in the process. Multiple wood types are covered, including Butternut, Birdseye Maple, and Mahogany. Each section covers the characteristics of the wood and each type's strengths and weaknesses. Also covered is how to finish and treat wood, including rough cuts. You do not have to pay premium prices for wood. Learn how to see the potential in any piece of wood and better, how to process it to achieve that potential. Get started today!
Pages 208
Publish Date 2010-04-01
series Best of American WW
Size 7.5" x 9.0" x 0.0"
Author Tom Caspar

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