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Getting the Most from Your Wood-buying Bucks
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Recognizing that wood is expensive, this handy guide from the experts at "American Woodworker" gives intermediate and advanced woodworkers the knowledge required to get the best deals. The cost-saving tips found inside this encyclopedic manual include the most economical way to buy and process lumber, how to decide which grade of wood is best suited for projects, how to saw thick wood into thin wood, how to work with defects and what kinds of knots to avoid, and the simplest ways to stack wood indoors so that it dries flat. With expert advice, detailed drawings, and step-by-step photographs, this is a skill-expanding and money-saving book that is ideal for the do-it-yourself woodworker.
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American Woodworker magazine is the premier magazine for woodworkers. Technical and accessible, the magazine has been in business for decades withmore than 140 issues in their backlist. Randy Johnson is the Editor.

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GETTING THE MOST FROM YOUR WOOD-BUYING BUCKS, by the editors of American Woodworker magazine, shows woodworkers how to stretch their wallets when it comes to finding, cutting and drying their own lumber. With hundreds of tricks and tips for selecting and using material, even beginning craftsmen can build their dream projects without worrying about cost. Experts from American Woodworker share their ideas on how to find cheap wood, prepare it yourself and overcome some of the obstacles imperfect wood presents, such as knots and warping. Authors, including Dave Munkittrick, Tom Caspar and Tim Johnson, offer instructions on how to work with a portable sawmill, overcome defects, resaw imperfect boards and dry the lumber. A collection of articles from American Woodworker magazine that provides information about finding less expensive wood and how to mill and dry it yourself. There are sections on several different woods such as Butternut, Birdseye Maple, and Mahogany with specific characteristics and tips about each. The book also includes finishing tips and techniques. What a goldmine this book from American Woodworker magazine is! Your US$19.95 will save you hundreds, maybe even thousands if you are doing commercial woodworking. "Getting the Most" suggests that you can save a bundle just by buying lumber a grade or two below the best. A Wood Miser could save you thousands over the long haul and salvaging used wood has a high payoff as well. Bandsaw resawing is another way of saving $ and the authors cover this in great detail. There are great tips for milling rough lumber, stabilizing green wood and how to best dry your own wood. More good stuff shows you how to spot those 'special' wood species in the rough and how to best work with them. This is an excellent book for both the amateur and the professional woodworker, one you will refer to on a regular basis. Buy it and save money! With these simple tips for successfully milling rough lumber, you can turn inexpensive wood into the raw material you need to build beautiful wood projects. (Milling Rough Lumber chapter excerpted) "What a goldmine this book from American Woodworker magazine is!" - Graham McCulloch, Editor of www.Shortcuts.ns.ca"With these simple tips for successfully milling rough lumber, you can turn inexpensive wood into the raw material you need to build beautiful wood projects." - Mother Earth News

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