Yellow pine - Yellow Pine is a very commonly available wood in the whole sale market at byculla bazzar. The pine is imported from various western countries; North America, Germany, Australia and Newzealand. The pine family itself is huge and prices vary from 600/cft to 850/cft. Pine is also commonly used for crates and pallets and the if you ask for pallet wood, this is what you will get. Infact a lot of the so called pine might actually be spruce or fir.
How do we so easily know what is laminated and veneered. I mean, hardly a look and the experienced eye will, dismiss laminates, glance once more at veneered and admire a solid wood piece.
Woodworking, Carpentry, Teaching, Cleaning, Maintaining and Building. Its all in a day's work at 42B. Non workshop days are also super fun but physically taxing. I'm on my feet for a period of 12 hours. See what a typical non workshop day looks like
I need to bring you around to the fact that your passion for woodworking, and this holds true for any hobby, must overcome all obstacles. It is possible to work, like me, out of a small 1 bhk in Mumbai. I even take classes in the bedroom. Woodworking classes only. It does require a wee bit of innovation and some logical sense to create a workbench suited to your space, your needs and your context.
Why not clamp the circular saw on a board on the table and have the saw blade spin away underneath the sole. Pass the slab you need to rip under this blade. Using this method, I have been able to rip 3/4 inch boards with ease.
The guy will pull out his calculator and do some heavy division and then he will do some multiplication and then some addition, notice that he never does any subtraction and he will come up with an astonishing amount.
Timber is sold by volume, not area like plywood, laminate or other sheet goods. Hence a cube of timber 1 foot high, 1 foot wide and 1 foot deep is a cft/ cubic foot / gun foot/ ghan foot.
Imagine that please.
If you have side to side grain, count your blessings and slather on the glue. If there is load to be taken then a groove on the sides will do the trick.
Which brings me to an interesting study in mortise and tenon joints. Here are 4 images. 2 of them are correct, and 2 are not. Try checking if you know the answers before reading ahead
Its not the money
Its the fact that we've taken time to clean it up and square it
No shop will sell a piece that small
Its good wood, or its expensive wood
Its got some excellent grain
I'll use it before the week is out.