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xx   WOOD

Tip describes how to construct a small drying box for wood.
AMERICAN WOODTURNER Jun 1992 (v.7#2) pg. 30

Diagram shows how to stack and sticker lumber for air drying.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER Jul-Aug 1989 (v.5#4) pg. 6

Tips on drying small wooden objects in a microwave oven.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER Nov-Dec 1989 (v.5#6) pg. 6

Advice on drying both spalted and non-spalted blocks of hardwood burl.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #20 May-Jun 1991 pg. 6

Backyard lumbermaking. Options for sawing and drying your own wood. Articles included on (1) finding good wood, (2) sawing a log, (3) small-scale sawmills and (4) drying your own wood.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #21 Jul-Aug 1991 pg. 44

Tips on drying thick slabs of wood for tabletops.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #24 Jan-Feb 1992 pg. 6

Control checking in green wood by storing in plastic bags filled with wet sawdust.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #26 May-Jun 1992 pg. 12

Product review of low-cost moisture meters. A description of how they work, the performance of four brands of meters and editor recommendations.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #34 Sep-Oct 1993 pg. 44

Air drying lumber. The low-cost, low-tech way to dry lumber. How to do it correctly.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #94 Jun 2002 pg. 82

Tip on stacking and stickering wood and finishing the drying process indoors without using a kiln.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #96 Oct 2002 pg. 12

Dry your own wood. Tips on obtaining and stacking green lumber.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jan 1981 (v.4#4) pg. 38

Tip on drying an oak tree section for eventual cutting into slabs for use as table tops.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Sep 1981 (v.4#12) pg. 5

How to dry green wood. Some tips.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP May 1984 (v.7#8) pg. 49

Wood's relationship with moisture holds many surprises. Ways to avoid some common traps.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Nov 1984 (v.8#2) pg. 34

Moisture meters for woodworkers. A look at the two basic types and how they differ.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Nov 1986 (v.10#2) pg. 19

Tip on acclimatizing wood to a heated environment before you build furniture.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jun 1994 (v.17#9) pg. 7

Cut and dried. The true nature of wood. How to sticker and air dry lumber.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Feb 1997 (v.20#5) pg. 23

A rule of thumb for air drying wood so it is acclimatized for indoor use.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jun 1997 (v.20#9) pg. 32

Tip on using restraints around a freshly-cut wooden log (11" diameter, 22" long) during the drying process to keep it from splitting. The restraints are made from steel cable and threaded stock.
CHIP CHATS Sep-Oct 1994 (v.41#5) pg. 88

A handyman's guide to seasoning wood. How to stack and care for cabinet woods during air drying.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #211 Sep 1980 (v.30#7) pg. 68

Build a simple solar dryer for firewood. Wooden frame is covered with polyethylene. Est. cost: $25.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #222 Oct 1981 (v.31#8) pg. 89

Tips on drying a log to minimize splitting and checking.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #13 Feb-Mar 1983 pg. 8

Tip on wood sizes and species for use as stickers.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #26 Apr-May 1985 pg. 12

Water and wood. A discussion of green vs. dry wood and the effect of wood shrinkage or swelling.
FINE WOODWORKING #4 Fall 1976 pg. 20

Drying wood. The fundamental considerations. How to secure your own green lumber locally, at less cost, and then properly dry it for use.
FINE WOODWORKING #5 Winter 1976 pg. 40

Measuring moisture. A review of portable meters which measure the moisture content of wood.
FINE WOODWORKING #8 Fall 1977 pg. 78

Tips on preventing or removing cups and warps from wood, particularly pine. Tips on preventing resawn wood from cupping.
FINE WOODWORKING #9 Winter 1977 pg. 22-23

Harvesting green wood for use in turning wooden bowls. Where to find the most interesting wood, how to prepare it and tips on seasoning the wood after green-turning.
FINE WOODWORKING #16 May-Jun 1979 pg. 48

Tips on when to cut wood for lumber, how long to air dry, etc.
FINE WOODWORKING #18 Sep-Oct 1979 pg. 24

Description of a barn built for air-drying lumber. It is based on a Pennsylvania Dutch tobacco shed.
FINE WOODWORKING #22 May-Jun 1980 pg. 60

Tips on drying large cherry logs by splitting or cutting to approximate size before drying.
FINE WOODWORKING #28 May-Jun 1981 pg. 24

Check-free method for drying bowls or other lathe projects turned from green log slices.
FINE WOODWORKING #29 Jul-Aug 1981 pg. 10

Air-drying lumber. Usable stock comes from a carefully stickered stack.
FINE WOODWORKING #33 Mar-Apr 1982 pg. 88

Tip: Dry green-wood bowls in a microwave.
FINE WOODWORKING #38 Jan-Feb 1983 pg. 22

As dries the air, so shrinks the wood. Why woodworkers keep a weather eye on relative humidity.
FINE WOODWORKING #39 Mar-Apr 1983 pg. 92

Tips on drying wood to moisture content of 1% to 3% for use in the desert southwest.
FINE WOODWORKING #40 May-Jun 1983 pg. 32

Tips on cutting and drying a piece of white oak burl.
FINE WOODWORKING #43 Nov-Dec 1983 pg. 16

Tips on the safest method for drying any wood which is extremely prone to checking and cracking. Use this method for any wood of unknown properties.
FINE WOODWORKING #51 Mar-Apr 1985 pg. 16

Shop-built moisture meter for determining the moisture content of wood. Est. cost: $30.
FINE WOODWORKING #53 Jul-Aug 1985 pg. 48
Correction FINE WOODWORKING #54 Sep-Oct 1985 pg. 8
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #56 Jan-Feb 1986 pg. 4
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #58 May-Jun 1986 pg. 16
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #66 Sep-Oct 1987 pg. 20

Tips on working green osage-orange wood and then drying.
FINE WOODWORKING #60 Sep-Oct 1986 pg. 16

Tip on cutting tree stumps to form "vertical stand lumber" which will dry with less cracking, checking and warping.
FINE WOODWORKING #65 Jul-Aug 1987 pg. 4

Buying and drying. How to find and season your own lumber.
FINE WOODWORKING #68 Jan-Feb 1988 pg. 58

Tips on drying and stabilizing almond wood.
FINE WOODWORKING #71 Jul-Aug 1988 pg. 14
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #74 Jan-Feb 1989 pg. 6

Tips on testing moisture-content of wood using a microwave oven.
FINE WOODWORKING #71 Jul-Aug 1988 pg. 18
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #73 Nov-Dec 1988 pg. 20

Tips on drying wood in a microwave oven.
FINE WOODWORKING #75 Mar-Apr 1989 pg. 18

Tips on avoiding "blue stain" when drying lumber.
FINE WOODWORKING #76 May-Jun 1989 pg. 18
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #78 Sep-Oct 1989 pg. 4

Tips on cutting and drying small spalted logs.
FINE WOODWORKING #93 Mar-Apr 1992 pg. 28

Tips on cutting and drying manzanita wood.
FINE WOODWORKING #99 Mar-Apr 1993 pg. 30

Tips on harvesting, handling and drying burled wood.
FINE WOODWORKING #104 Jan-Feb 1994 pg. 22

A review of 18 moisture meters from nine manufacturers that are used to check wood being dried.
FINE WOODWORKING #105 Mar-Apr 1994 pg. 70
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #108 Sep-Oct 1994 pg. 12

Tip on choice of sticker material when drying lumber.
FINE WOODWORKING #114 Sep-Oct 1995 pg. 24

Seasoned wood. What you need to know about air-drying and kiln-drying to get top quality lumber.
FINE WOODWORKING #120 Sep-Oct 1996 pg. 68

Tip on drying and finishing spalted wood.
FINE WOODWORKING #121 Nov-Dec 1996 pg. 38

Humidity yardstick (sections of end grain glued together) helps to judge seasonal changes in wood movewment.
FINE WOODWORKING #129 Mar-Apr 1998 pg. 28

Table gives recommended times to air dry (season) hardwoods and softwoods.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW Feb 1977 (v.8#1) pg. 4

Tip on eliminating a warp in a board by drying it outdoors in the sunshine.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW Spring 1979 (v.10#1) pg. 4

Tip: Cure green wood in sawdust to prevent end cracking.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW Spring-Summer 1979 (v.10#2) pg. 38

Tip: How to straighten badly warped wide boards by putting them outside and letting the dew and sun straighten them out.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW Spring 1980 (v.11#1) pg. 9

Save with green wood. Tips for working with less-expensive green wood. Tips on stacking and drying green wood.
NEW SHELTER May-Jun 1984 (v.5#5) pg. 64

How to sticker stack wood for air-drying.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Apr 1980 (v.8#4) pg. 43

Electronic meter to measure amount of moisture in wood. Able to detect moisture from 0% to 15%.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jul 1971 (v.199#1) pg. 88

Soaking green wood in PEG (polyethylene glycol 1000) prevents the usual shrinking and cracking when wood is dried.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1972 (v.200#4) pg. 146

Working wet wood. How to find, dry and turn wet wood. Includes tips on recognizing good wood and on selecting characteristics. Describes how a log moves as it dries, how to minimize splitting and a guide to safe thicknesses for drying various woods. Photos show step-by-step how to turn a wet wood bowl.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #90 May 1996 (v.16#2) pg. 54
Added Info POPULAR WOODWORKING #91 Jul 1996 (v.16#3) pg. 11

Drying green wood. Simple techniques.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #106 Jan 1999 (v.18#6) pg. 24

Rules of thumb for air-drying lumber.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Jul-Aug 1988 (v.3#6) pg. 18

How to determine the moisture content of lumber and tips on using a moisture meter.
SHOPNOTES #30 Nov 1996 (v.5) pg. 30

Air-drying lumber. How to stack lumber properly for air drying.
SHOPNOTES #38 Mar 1998 (v.7) pg. 26

Use ethylene glycol antifreeze to keep wooden boats from shrinking when they are out of the water. Can also be used to keep green wood from cracking as it dries.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #63 Oct-Nov 1988 pg. 77

Air-drying green wood. Tips on selecting, stacking, and monitoring green wood while it air drys.
WOOD MAGAZINE #15 Feb 1987 (v.4#1) pg. 64
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #19 Oct 1987 (v.4#5) pg. 88

Tip on keeping freshly resawed or planed stock from warping.
WOOD MAGAZINE #27 Feb 1989 (v.6#1) pg. 19

Drying green-turned bowls in a microwave oven.
WOOD MAGAZINE #33 Feb 1990 (v.7#1) pg. 46

How to succeed at air-drying lumber. How to site and build a stack.
WOOD MAGAZINE #59 Feb 1993 (v.10#2) pg. 40

Advice on drying a log to minimize uneven drying and the resultant cracking.
WOOD MAGAZINE #66 Dec 1993 (v.10#9) pg. 19
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #72 Sep 1994 (v.11#6) pg. 6

Tip on dealing with cracks in large old timbers which contain pith.
WOOD MAGAZINE #83 Nov 1995 (v.12#8) pg. 32

Advice on how dry woodworking stock should be in various parts of the country.
WOOD MAGAZINE #141 Apr 2002 (v.19#3) pg. 26

Perfectly seasoned. Air-drying your lumber. Part 1. Theory.
WOODENBOAT #66 Sep-Oct 1985 pg. 92

Perfectly seasoned. Air-drying your lumber. Part 2. Practice.
WOODENBOAT #67 Nov-Dec 1985 pg. 76

Water-curing of timber. Pros and cons of soaking wood in water prior to air drying are discussed.
WOODENBOAT #69 Mar-Apr 1986 pg. 119

Seasoning secrets. The basics of wood drying for turners. Part 1.
WOODTURNING #16 Oct 1993 pg. 8

Seasoning secrets. Part 2. Various methods and equipment for getting green wood dry.
WOODTURNING #17 Nov 1993 pg. 46

Cooked to a turn. How to season (dry) green wood in a microwave oven after turning it into a bowl or other object.
WOODTURNING #17 Nov 1993 pg. 51

Description of a system for drying wood by boiling it in water to wash out the sap.
WOODTURNING #47 Nov 1996 pg. 4

Tool truths. Part 20. Seasoning timber.
WOODTURNING #66 Aug 1998 pg. 71

Technique for drying wood in a microwave which visually tells you when all the moisture is removed.
WOODTURNING #79 Sep 1999 pg. 63

Drying wood by boiling has several advantages over traditional drying methods for turning blanks.
WOODTURNING #80 Oct 1999 pg. 41

Drying wood using a pressure cooker and forced hot, dry air. A cheap system that can dry wood to 14% moisture content in a couple of days.
WOODTURNING #81 Nov 1999 pg. 67

An explanation of wood movement. Why cross-grained glue bonds eventually fail and how to lengthen their survivability.
WOODWORK #40 Aug 1996 pg. 55

Wood Science 101. Woodwork and the relative effects of humidity. An explanation of how moisture changes create stresses on glues and how it effects gluing decisions.
WOODWORK #40 Aug 1996 pg. 56

Timber topics. Part 1. Suggestions on using fruit and nut woods in woodworking. Includes tips on how logs should be stored and seasoned.
WOODWORKER #1025 Apr 1979 (v.83) pg. 187

Timber topics. Part 2. Problems associated with storing and conditioning wood.
WOODWORKER #1027 Jun 1979 (v.83) pg. 304

Timber topics. Part 3. How wood drys and ways to control the drying process.
WOODWORKER #1029 Aug 1979 (v.83) pg. 432

Timber topics. Part 4. What can be done to reduce bad tendencies during the drying of wood.
WOODWORKER #1030 Sep 1979 (v.83) pg. 510

Tips on drying round timber.
WOODWORKER #1030 Sep 1979 (v.83) pg. 519

Timber topics. Part 5. Reasons why wood tends to distort and split during drying.
WOODWORKER #1031 Oct 1979 (v.83) pg. 584

Timber topics. Part 6. Why round sections sawn from the ends of logs tend to distort and split during drying.
WOODWORKER #1034 Jan 1980 (v.84) pg. 22

Timber topics. Part 7. Details of the drying method used in experiments on wood sections (round disks) sawn from logs of Douglas fir.
WOODWORKER #1036 Mar 1980 (v.84) pg. 166

Tips on seasoning laburnum, damson, and elm.
WOODWORKER #1040 Jul 1980 (v.84) pg. 471

Tips on seasoning hardwood disks for use in turning bowls. The edges are sealed with wax to force drying through the face of the disks.
WOODWORKER #1041 Aug 1980 (v.84) pg. 517

Tips on air drying oak.
WOODWORKER #1041 Aug 1980 (v.84) pg. 530

Preparing your wood for carving. A look at various woods and their drying rates. Hints on what to look for when buying partially-dry wood.
WOODWORKER #1042 Sep 1980 (v.84) pg. 570

Drying your timber. Part 1. New series will present as many aspects of wood and moisture relationships as is practicable.
WOODWORKER #1048 Mar 1981 (v.85) pg. 146

Drying your timber. Part 2.
WOODWORKER #1049 Apr 1981 (v.85) pg. 204

Drying your timber. Part 3. Includes chart of air seasoning drying rate curves for seven wood species.
WOODWORKER #1052 Jul 1981 (v.85) pg. 430

Drying your timber. Part 5.
WOODWORKER #1054 Sep 1981 (v.85) pg. 593

Drying your timber. Part 6.
WOODWORKER #1055 Oct 1981 (v.85) pg. 690

Drying your timber. Part 7. The critical intermediate stage.
WOODWORKER #1058 Jan 1982 (v.86) pg. 25

Drying your timber. Part 8. Construction details for an inexpensive conditioning room approximately 7-ft. square and 7-ft. high.
WOODWORKER #1059 Feb 1982 (v.86) pg. 119

Drying your timber. Part 9. Additional details on building the conditioning room.
WOODWORKER #1061 Apr 1982 (v.86) pg. 257

Drying your timber. Part 10. Further adaptations of the basic conditioning chamber.
WOODWORKER #1062 May 1982 (v.86) pg. 314

Tips on drying and using elm wood in furniture making.
WOODWORKER #1070 Jan 1983 (v.87) pg. 66

Tips on drying green walnut logs.
WOODWORKER #1072 Mar 1983 (v.87) pg. 193

How to relieve stresses in wood that have been produced by "case-hardening" (incorrect seasoning in a kiln).
WOODWORKER #1073 Apr 1983 (v.87) pg. 255

Tips on drying and using lilac wood.
WOODWORKER #1075 Jun 1983 (v.87) pg. 383

Tips on drying a large piece of oak about 4" thick and 24" diameter.
WOODWORKER #1075 Jun 1983 (v.87) pg. 385

Tip: Use moist sawdust to "uncurl" boards.
WOODWORKER #1083 Feb 1984 (v.88) pg. 101

Tips on cutting and seasoning sycamore wood.
WOODWORKER #1084 Mar 1984 (v.88) pg. 134

Questions and answers on timber and seasoning.
WOODWORKER #1090 Sep 1984 (v.88) pg. 556

Timber. The direct route. A survey of what is involved in finding, converting and seasoning your own lumber.
WOODWORKER #1097 Apr 1985 (v.89) pg. 269

Oven-ready timber. How to season wood in a microwave oven.
WOODWORKER #1099 Jun 1985 (v.89) pg. 414

Tips on drying yew and cedar.
WOODWORKER #1109 Apr 1986 (v.90#4) pg. 279

Tips on drying wood in a microwave oven.
WOODWORKER #1112 Jul 1986 (v.90#7) pg. 539

Tips on drying and sawing yew.
WOODWORKER #1117 Dec 1986 (v.90#12) pg. 1074

Tip on seasoning freshly cut hardwood blocks for bowl turning.
WOODWORKER May 1988 (v.92#5) pg. 401

Tips on cutting, storing and seasoning laburnum and flowering cherry.
WOODWORKER Jan 1989 (v.93#1) pg. 61

Tip on sawing and stacking hardwood logs to season the lumber.
WOODWORKER Mar 1989 (v.93#3) pg. 255

Tips on seasoning small pieces of wood in a microwave oven.
WOODWORKER Apr 1989 (v.93#4) pg. 371

Tips on allowing for shrinkage when cutting wood prior to drying.
WOODWORKER Jun 1989 (v.93#6) pg. 559

Curing warped boards in furniture restoration. Tips on restoring moisture, redrying and mechanical restraints.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1978 (v.2#4) pg. 12

Tip: How to take the cup out of a board using an electric iron and a piece of cloth.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1985 (v.9#4) pg. 51

Tip: Clamp resawn stock soon after cutting and let dry in order to prevent cupping.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1986 (v.10#2) pg. 59

How to flatten a warped board. Part 1. Three moisture-related techniques described.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1986 (v.10#3) pg. 14

How to flatten a warped board. Part 2. Four mechanical means described.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1986 (v.10#4) pg. 14

Tip on stickering freshly planed stock to reduce the chance of cupping.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1988 (v.12#6) pg. 53

Tip on calculating the moisture content of wood by drying it in an oven and measuring the weight change.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1990 (v.14#4) pg. 7
Added Info WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1990 (v.14#6) pg. 7

Quick drying method for preturned wooden bowls involves boiling them in water.
WOODWORKING INTERNATIONAL #14 Dec 1989-Jan 1990 pg. 56

Tip on storing the trunk of a mature Laburnum tree for future use.

How to use polyethylene glycol 1000 to stabilize green lumber and prevent shrinkage during drying.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1972 (v.28#2) pg. 48

A guide to seasoning lumber correctly. Includes shrinkage chart.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1972 (v.28#6) pg. 52

How to cut and cure your own lumber. Part 2. How to cure green wood.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1974 (v.30#6) pg. 58

Do-it-yourself guide to wood drying. Understanding how moisture content affects wood can help you prevent your project from warping and splitting.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1989 (v.45#5) pg. 66