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Safety Saw Horse
By: John Lannom
In this article, John describes his saw horse to us. Then he provides a set of plans on how to make it. Having a saw horse is very helpful when you're chainsawing logs for turning blanks.

 

From Trees to Turning Blanks
By: Wood Magazine
In this article, we learn how to mill trees into usable wood turning blanks. This is an important skill for most wood turners to learn. And once you learn this skill, you can refine the process and even produce lumber on your band saw.

 

Seasoning Your Own Wood Turning Blanks From Fallen Tree Limbs
By: Dr Qui
In this article, we learn one way to process tree branches so that we can dry them for use as wood turning blanks.

 

What Does 4/4 Mean In Lumber?
By: Mark Stephens
Mark explains to us what fractional lumber dimensions mean. And then he explains what rough sawn wood versus surfaced wood means. This is an excellent article to better understand how wood is sold and how to ask what you want.

 

Salvaging Florida's Hardwood Treasure
By: Don McIvor
In this AAW reprint, Don talks to Pete Richardson, the owner of Viable Lumber (near Tampa, FL). Pete is trying to intercept trees that are headed to landfills so that they can be salvaged and used by woodworkers. He also talked to Bradenton sawyer, Steve Parker, about his business of cutting trees into turning blanks, You can see and purchase turning blanks online from Steve's website by clicking here.

 

Stabilzing Wood: An Alchemist's Guide
By: Don McIvor
In the AAW Reprint, Don explains how you can do your own wood stabilizing. This process used to be only done by large companies with specialized resources but it can now be done on a smaller scale. Don even tells us how to build and use our own vacuum chamber. If you've ever wondered how to do this or wanted to try it on your own, this is the place to start.

 

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