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16.000 Woodworking Plans by Ted McGrath

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12,000 Shed Plans

Now with hundreds of shed designs, plans, blueprints for the hobbyist and professional alike. Packed with new ideas for everything from small clock housings up to an entire stable. Over 12000 design projects and woodwork plans included for the avid woodworking fan. Tons of great shed plans projects to complete over the holiday / weekend with your family. Over 12000 design projects and woodwork plans included for the avid woodworking fan. Tons of great shed plans projects to complete over the holiday / weekend with your family. Materials lists provided so you'll know exactly what to buy. No more wasting money buying the wrong materials. Read more...

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Hand Crank Hopper Kit MucKay's Wood Products MacKay's Portable Hand Crank Press MacKav's Wood Products MacKay's Portable Hand Crank Press MacKav's Wood Products Mac Kay's Elec.nc Press MacKay's Wood Products Mac Kay's Elec.nc Press MacKay's Wood Products MacKay's Commercial Press MacKav's Wood Products MacKay's Commercial Press MacKav's Wood Products The above four presses are manufactured by. Madvay's Wood Products 10th and Taylor Ave., P.O. Box 1023 Bellingham, WA 98225 This press has a finished hardwood hopper and sides with cast-iron cutter, side mounting plates, and a counterbalanced crank. A perforated screen allows apples and fruits to be ground to the proper size. The grinder will Of cast-iron and hardwood construction, this press has a capacity of approximately 5 quarts. It has a vertical-slat tub and hand- The machined claw-cut teeth on this press work well to extract juice from all kinds of fruit, especially apples, which are difficult to grind. A selected hardwood 18i 2 by...

White Oak Black Ash and Hickory Bark Bottoms

Chairs with bent backs and split splats need woven wood seats. White oak splits for baskets and chair bottoms come from the sapwood of a soft, straight, smooth-barked tree about three to eight inches in diameter. Split the log into pie-shaped sections, and then split off the heartwood as close as you can to the dividing line between the light and dark wood. Shave off the bark and any remaining heart, working it down until you have a piece of clean sapwood that is as wide in the plane of the growth rings as you want the splits to be and as thick as the sapwood is on the tree. From now on, make all splits in the same plane as the annual growth rings.

Sharpening Big Crosscut Saws

Shape the profile of the slicing teeth to a slightly rounded 60-degree point, with the bevels from between 30 degrees for soft wood and 45 degrees for hard. Again, file until the flats from jointing almost disappear. Set the teeth by either bending the tips away from the bevel side with a slotted saw wrest or hammer-setting them on a stake anvil or against an axe head or sledgehammer held in one hand. All you need is something with enough inertial mass to stand up to the eight-ounce setting-hammer blows delivered with your other hand. Mount the saw upright in a vise and position the anvil 1 4 inch below the tip of a tooth. Strike the base of the tooth bevel, bending it over the anvil. A set of 1 100 inch is good for hard wood and up to 3 100 for soft wood. Measure the set of the teeth with a saw-setting spider, a three- or four-legged rocker gauge. If the spider were a table, one leg would be short by the amount of set you desire. Move on down the saw, setting and checking every other...

D Forest land for agricultural waste treatment

Considerable amounts of nutrients are taken up by trees. Many of these nutrients are redeposited and recycled annually in the leaf litter. Leaves make up only 2 percent of the total dry weight of northern hardwoods. Harvesting trees with leaves on increases the removal of plant nutrients by the following percentages over that for trees without leaves Only 10 percent of the nitrogen in a 45-year-old Douglas fir forest ecosystem is in the trees. The greater part of the nutrient sink in a coniferous forest is in the tree roots and soil organic matter. Although nitrogen uptake in forests exceeds 100 pounds per acre per year, less than 20 percent net is accumulated in eastern hardwood forest. The greater part of the assimilation is recycled from the soil and litter. Continued application rates of agricultural waste should be adjusted to meet the long-term sustainable need of the forest land, which generally is a half to two thirds that of the annual row crops (Keeney 1980). Whole tree...

Fig 73 Filing Down The Rakers

The next step after the saw is jointed, that is, when all the teeth have been filed down to t e level of the lowest tooth, is to file down the rakers. This operation is shown in Figure 73. The crosscut-sawr tool is placed on the saw so that the points of a raker project up through the slot in the tool, and the part of the raker points that stick up through the slot are then filed off. Soft wood requires more clearance for the rakers than hard wood. For cutting hard wood, the rakers are filed down from 1 64 to 1 40 in. shorter than the cutting teeth. For soft wood, from 1 40 to 1 32 in. is satisfactory.

Points On Fitting Small Circular Saws

There is no set rule governing the amount of bevel which is to be placed on the tooth of a saw. This varies according to the hardness of the wood to be cut. When cutting hard wood, do not carry the same amount of bevel as for cutting soft wood. On the style of tooth shown at A, a bevel of approximately 20 deg. will be found suitable for cutting both hard and soft wood. On the style of tooth shown at B, a bevel of 20 to 25 deg. at the front, and one of about 10 deg. at the back will do for both hard and soft wood.

Biomass As A Sugar Source

Cellulose is a long linear polymer ranging from 1000 to 1000 000 d-glucose units. Glucose monomers are linked together with b-1,4-glycosidic bonds to form highly stable chains, and these chains further aggregates together via hydrogen bonds to form a rigid crystalline structure that is water-impermeable, water-insoluble, and resistant to enzymatic hydrolysis (Linko 1987). The boundary and sequence structure of the molecules determine the chemical properties of cellulose (Alen and Sjostrom 1985). On the other hand, hemicellulose, which is alkali-soluble, is composed of short, highly branched copolymer of both six-carbon and five-carbon sugars. The branched structure allows hemicellulose to exist in an amorphous form that is more susceptible to hydrolysis. Compared to cellulose, which is similar across all biomass sources, hemicellulose is quite diverse in structure and composition, depending on the source. The hydrolysis product of hemicellulose is typically a mixture of xylose,...

Application of Forest Canopy Density Map derived from FCD Model

Forest canopy density maps derived from FCD Mapper semi-expert system can be used for various purposes. Practical applications of FCD map have been demonstrated by taking two important forestry applications in the present study. In the first case, FCD maps derived from two data sets with an interval of 6 years i.e., 1996 and 2002 have been used for the detection of change in Sal (Shorea robusta) forest canopy density. Change detection assessment of this time interval shows that there is reduction in forest canopy in some isolated locations as shown in Fig. 15 indicated by red circle. The canopy density of 80 reduced to 60 - 80 categories. This is a result of infestation Sal heart wood borer around the period 1998 to 2000. Most of the affected trees are removed from the stand and some trees lost canopy and became moribund which has crated openings in the Sal forest stand. However, some area shows development and expansion of the tree crown over 6 years as indicated with yellow circles...

Chapman Chemical Company Sapstain Fungicide

CUNAPSOL is a water borne wood preservative chemical that may be brush or spray applied for surface protection of most woods. Dip soaking or pressure impregnation of CUNAPSOL will result in deeper penetration resulting in longer preservation of treatable species. The water soluble copper in CUNAPSOL reacts with the cellulose of wood. As a result it is not easily lost from the wood by leaching. This unique formulation extends the service life of beautiful wood products by

Fig 74 Filing The Cutting Teeth Of A Timber

In the teeth, a rather blunt point is desirable. If the saw is to be used in soft wood, where strength of teeth is not so essential, a longer point may be filed. To obtain a long point, the handle end of the file is held low and to the right or left, depending on which side of the tooth is being filed. Full, light strokes of the file are most satisfactory for the work. Files cut on the forward stroke only, therefore the file is raised from the saw at each stroke. The point which is being filed needs to be watched closely at each stroke, to see that the point is brought over the center of the tooth and that the filing stops when the point has been reached.

Saprotrophs of Attached and Fallen Wood and Litter

The decay process often commences in the standing tree, in attached lower or stressed branches (Rayner and Boddy 1988). Fungi may gain access either through wounds, tissues following microbial or stress damage or via lenticels or leaf scars. Studies have indicated that pioneer species such as Stereum gausapatum, Phlebia rufa, Phellinus ferreus, Exidia glandulosa, and Vuilleminia comedens in oak or Daldinia concentrica, Hypoxylon rubiginosum, and Peniophora limitata in ash, can colonize living or recently dead wood. The host tree may instigate a response to this invasion, by accelerating localized premature heartwood tissue formation, which contributes to restriction of the invading front. The identification of massive decay columns comprising a single individual extending for several meters along branches known to have been dead for a single growing season only, indicated the involvement of latent invaders (see Endophytes ) initially distributed within functional sapwood as dormant...

Woodland Ecosystems As A Global Resource

The biological diversity contained within woodland ecosystems may be exploited for practical and aesthetic gain. Traditional methods of exploitation have involved collection or cultivation of fungi for food, e.g., truffle fungi, Lentinula edodes (Shii-take), and Pleurotus ostreatus (oyster mushroom) as well as many other edible woodland fungi. Wood colonized by certain fungal species may be employed to generate valuable timber products. For example, Brown oak veneer timber (pourriture rouge dur) is produced by Fistulina hepatica colonizing heartwood, Chlorosplenium aeruginascens is used in the commercial production of Tunbridge ware, and wood containing interaction zone lines is turned to produce decorative artifacts. Novel methods of exploitation may involve the application of fungal decay systems to convert a range of renewable lignocellulosics into protein, fermentable sugars, and other products, or to bioremediate certain recalcitrant pollutants. Appreciation and understanding of...

Introduction To Metal Bench Work

This book and Agricultural Woodworking by the same author are in marked contrast with the early efforts that were made to organize courses in farm shop work. For the most part they consisted mainly of a bodily transposition of manual training and drawing courses from city schools to the schools of the rural community. Commonly there was little or no relationship between the drawing and construction work. Usually the drawing consisted of a segment of a drafting course and the wood work centered around exercises, necktie holders, and Morris chairs. The authors of these attempts lost sight of the fact that the farmer is neither a draftsman nor a cabinet maker. His skill in the use of the hammer, saw, plane, and pencil should be developed in connection with problems of rough carpentry. He must be a jack of all trades'' in repair and simple construction work. The error of this procedure has been realized by many who are now endeavoring to select construction problems adapted to farm...

Zeuzera pyrina L Leopard moth

Adults occur in June and July, and eggs are laid in cracks or wounds in the bark of host trees. Larvae may at first attack the leaves but eventually they bore into the shoots and branches where they form long tunnels in the heart wood. Frass and particles of wood are expelled from the feeding galleries and these often accumulate on the ground beneath infested trees. Larval development is protracted and lasts for up to 2 or 3 years. Fully fed larvae pupate within their feeding galleries, each in a silken cocoon within which particles of wood are incorporated. Moths emerge about a month later.

Brown Rot And Soft Rot Fungi

Brown rot fungi belonging to the basidiomycetes extensively degrade cell wall carbohydrates and only modify the lignin (Eriksson et al. 1990). Demethylation is the most obvious consequence of attack on lignin by these fungi. The brown rot fungi grows mainly in the cell lumen next to the secondary wall and cause a generalized, diffuse rot (Blanchette 2000). The residual wood is brown and often cracks into cubical pieces when dry. Brown rot fungi have an obvious preference for coniferous substrates (gymnosperms), which are softwoods. A survey of substrate relationships reported that 19 of North American basiodiomycetes are brown rot fungi, hardwood which are softwoods environments as well as in plant litter attack both hardwood and softwood

Grain And Figure

Though strictly speaking the term grain has to do with longitudinal growth of the tree, the term has now generally conic to mean the pattern of wood fibers that we recognize in the planed wood. A plank might be described as being close grained or coarse grained. Basswood has a straight, smooth, close grain, while oak tends to have a grain that is coarse and wavy. While there arc all manner of grain features that arc inherent to species - straight grain, spiral grain, wavy grain and curly grain -there arc three primary grain characteristics that affect the workability of wood close grain, coarse grain and cross or diagonal grain.

Forestry statistics

Harvesting of roundwood from the forest (by type of wood), production and overall trade of primary wood products (by quantity and value), and overall trade in secondary processed wood and paper products (by value). These production data are very reliable when available directly from the countries. When not available, they are estimated from (as a minimum) export figures (which is unsatisfactory) or from other sources, such as industrial associations, company news on the Internet (which is very time-consuming). Agreement must be obtained from the country's correspondent to be able to publish the estimates.

Scoops From Tin Cans

For a handle, about 4 inches off the end of an old broomstick is just the thing. If this is not available, a handle may easily be shaped with a knife from a piece of soft wood. To attach the handle, from the inside drive a small nail through the center of the bottom of the can and into the center of the handle.

Trade Restrictions

Import ban. 'In Kenya, all imports of maize and wheat, except those for humanitarian purposes, were suspended in mid-1994 for six months. . In early 1994, the Government of Nigeria imposed a ban on imports of maize, barley and rice At the end of 1994 the authorities of the copper belt in Zambia banned the export of maize out of the area . '.27 Mali has recently banned the export of hides and skins, in order to promote an intensification of the domestic processing of these products. Guyana maintained a controversial ban on the export of raw hardwood logs for many years, while Latvia implemented one for its coniferous logs. The case of the ban on log exports illustrates well the potential economic repercussions of such measures. The objective of an export ban is to promote further processing of raw wood by domestic industry, thus increasing the value added resulting from each unit of forest extraction. The objective is laudable, but this particular means of achieving it can have...

Aluminum Oxide Paper

Sanding is the technique of using various abrasives to cur back wood fibers to achieve a smooth finish. As with all the other cutting tools, it is the shape and character of the cutting edge that decides the 1 speed, quality and character of the cut. With abrasives, the cutting edge, or you might more rightly say the cutting teeth, arc the crystals that go to make the abrasive. Abrasive papers are sold according to their grit size - the smaller the size, the liner the cut. The following listing will help you match your needs.

Garnet Paper

Above If you need to clean out a narrow slit, a good technique is to wrap the sandpaper around a strip of plywood. above Old timers often made comfortable sanding blocks from scraps of exotic hardwood. Aluminum or aluminous oxide is harder and lasts longer than garnet. Known sometimes as aluminum oxide cabinet paper, the name rightly suggests that it is favored by woodworkers who are


The objective of pulping is to extract cellulose fibers from plant material, generally hard or soft wood trees. Mechanical and chemical pulping are usually employed for this process. However, a biological approach involving white rot fungi could replace environmentally unfriendly chemicals (e.g., chlorine) save on mechanical pulping energy costs and improve the quality of pulp and the properties of paper (Breen and Singleton 1999). The ligninolytic enzymes of white rot fungi selectively remove or alter lignin and allow cellulose fibers to be obtained. Recent data suggest that biopulping has the potential to be an environmentally and economically feasible alternative to current pulping methods (Akhtar et al. 2000 Scott et al. 1998).

Bleaching Wood

Sometimes it is more feasible to bleach a small part of a wood surface, especially in repairing, than to darken a larger portion of the work. This can be done by brushing over the wood a solution composed of i ounce oxalic acid in a pint of water, letting it remain a few minutes and then wiping dry. The operation may be repeated if necessary. A few drops of nitric ether, or a quarter of an -ounce of tartaric acid, will assist the operation or When the bleaching has been done and the wood is dry, give a thin coat of shellac or French polish, as the light and air acting upon the bare wood will bring back the original color.

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1-2' x 1' sheet. exterior plywood or 1. From inch plywood, cut four 12 inch square pieces and a piece 12 inches by 131 4 inches. Nail the square pieces together, forming an open-ended box, using fid nails. 3. Place the remaining piece of plywood against the open end through which the fan exhausts. Mark the location and size of the exhaust on the plywood, then remove tire plywood anil cut out the exhaust hole. Next, cut a similar-sized hole in the bottom ol the tin can and secure it over the exhaust hole with three i 2 inch screws. Finally, nail the plywood to the box, using 6d nails, 4. Cut four 8 inch square pieces of inch plywood. Nail them together forming another open-ended box. Cut an 8 inch length of 1 by 1. Nail it across one open end of this box, so the light socket can be clamped to it, with the bulb inside the box.

Tribucide P75

WOLMAN Treat 00 wood preservative shall be used only for field treatment of previously WOLMANI ZED pressure treated lumber, piling or plywood to help protect against decay causing fungi and termite attack. It conforms to AWPA Standard M-4. This solution has been specially formulated for the treatment of millwork prior to factory or field priming. It is also effective on partic1eboard, plywood, and other dry wood products requiring protection. other millwork to meet the Seal of Approval program of the NWWDA for a preservative water repellent (IS-4). It is also useful for the treatment of other dry wood products where the benefits of a preservative solution are desired that will help control fungus growths which cause rot, mold and stain. It contains water repellents to aid in the control of shrinking, swelling, end checking, grain raising and warping. WOODTREAT MB may be applied by the vacuum, immersion, brush or flooding methods. Exterior Millwork Apply by dipping, flooding or...

Microchek 11 T

Water Based WOODLIFE is a waterborne, penetrating, paint-able water-repellent preservative for wood and wood-based products. The preservative, 3-iodo-2 propynl butyl carbamate, gives effective protection against mold, mildew, staining and decay fungi. The water repellency provides dimensional stability to minimize checking and warping of wood and wood products . Water Based WOODLIFE is designed for wood products that will be used above ground line level. Water Based WOODLIFE provides water-repellent preservative protection for millwork items, structural lumber, siding, trusses, flooring, sub-flooring, outside signs, truck and farm equipment bodies, fencing, patios, plywood, and reconstituted wood. WOODLIFE-F is a clear, penetrating, paintable water-repellent preservative for wood and wood-based products. The preservative, 3-iodo-2 propynl butyl carbamate, provides effective protection against mold, mildew, staining and decay fungi. The water rep-ellency feature provides dimensional...

Jack Knife

If you are one ot those woodworkers who is always on the lookout for drift wood, special sticks in the hedgerow, little sticks or crutches from the mountains and woods, then you may be looking for a good traditional fold-up pocket knife, a knife that can be used for a wide range of tasks. This is the one. All you need for this project is a good sharp knife and a piece of smooth-grained, casy-to-carve wood like basswood, cherry or plum. Before you start the project, experiment with some scrap wood. If the blade cuts up rough, then cither the wood is ragged and unsuitable, and or your knife is blunt. And just in case you arc a wee bit nervous - say a parent showing a child how to whittle, or a teacher with a student - then you can derive comfort from the old adage, a dull knife is a dangerous friend. You are more likely to have an accident with a blunt knife that needs to be bullied into action, than with a sharp one that does the job. As to how sharp is sharp, you ought to be able to...

Oasis of Tozeur

The field in which we have conducted the experimental protocol is a traditional oasis of about one hectare surrounded by others belonging to other farmers (problem of parcelling out). At the middle of this plot we have installed the 12 m mast with the apparatus to avoid the fetch effect and where the three stories exist and are not traversed by passages or soil canals. This form is repeated in the surrounded oasis. At levels 2, 5 and 12 m of the mast, we fixed three stems of about 2 m length. Every stem included a net pyrradiometer, a pyranomater, a cup anemometer, a temperature probe and a humidity probe. A net pyrradiometer placed 30 cm from the ground to determine the net radiation transmitted across all the oasis and that reaches the soil. The global radiative flux transmitted to the soil is measured by a set of six pyranometers installed arbitrarily to account of horizontal heterogeneity in the canopy structure. The average of the data loggers by those six probes represents the...

Fitting Hand Saws

The angle or pitch at which the teeth of a cross cut saw are filed depends on the use which is to be made of the saw. Fig. F in the drawing shows the angle best adapted for general work. Hardwoods require less pitch than softwoods. The bevel of the teeth of a saw is determined by the use to be made of the saw. Hardwoods require less bevel than softwoods. The bevel is regulated by the position or angle at which the file is held across the saw. For a general purpose crosscut saw the file is held at an angle of about 45 degrees. This will result in a bevel as shown in Fig. F in the drawing. Saws are designated by the length of blade and the number of teeth to the inch. Rip saws are to be had in 3, 3y2 4, 5 and 5 points to the inch. For hardwoods, medium hardwoods, and for fine work the 5 or 5x 2 point rip saw is to be preferred.


Endophytes may also be involved with initiation of decay following stress or death of host tree tissues. Many endophytes, such as the Xylariaceae and their anamorphs, Daldinia and Hypoxylon spp. and Nodulisporium, are known wood-decay species. Some are observed to fruit extensively on very recently dead fallen logs, or form extensive primary decay columns or strip cankers (e.g., by Eutypa spinosa in European beech) very rapidly following host tree stress, particularly after drought (Hendry et al. 1998). Observation of such rapid and massive decay column formation has identified the role of endophytic morphs or latent invaders, distributed as somatically compatible or clonal latent propagules, dispersed within functional sapwood of standing trees. Such propagules may then be rapidly activated due to host stress such as declining wood water content and the growing spatial domains of individual genets may then converge and merge, thereby securing early and spatially extensive infection...

Sanding and Scraping

S sanding is the procedure of using a variety of sandpapers, rasps and scrapers to produce a finish. Certainly, for many woodworkers, the primary technique relates to using abrasive papers and hand scrapers to create a super-smooth surface, but there are all manner of traditional abrading techniques that have to do with such exciting and dynamic areas of woodworking as sculpting, shaping, texturing and grain enhancement. above If you need to clean out a narrow slit, a good technique is to wrap the sandpaper around a strip of plywood. above Old timers often made comfortable sanding blocks from scraps of exotic hardwood. Though silicon carbide or silac carborundum is almost as hard as diamond, woodworkers claim it breaks down more readily than garnet paper. Its use is limited to polishing super-hard woods or in finishing applications.

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