With The Grain News – January 2016
Benjamin Franklin’s proverb that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is as true today as it was when Franklin wrote those words nearly 250 years ago . . . and it’s especially true for woodworkers. As you’ll read in the articles below, there is a way to prevent a major problem common to all woodworking . . . a problem that, if not properly addressed upfront, can end in a failed project.
With the cost of hardwood higher than in past years, acclaimed wood expert Dr. Gene Wengert says any woodworking mistakes you make can hurt your pocketbook. And the biggest mistake — responsible for 8 out of 10 woodworking failures — is when you overlook…
One of the best ways to save money woodworking is to build a solar kiln and let the sun dry your wood at no cost in a controlled environment. Yet, there’s always the potential for cracking, warping, or splitting of your solar-dried lumber . . . so your best insurance to prevent any costly setbacks is . . .
Mike, from WoodShopMike.com, a seasoned woodworker skilled in building guitars, furniture, and woodturning, regularly features non-compensated product reviews on his blog . . . along with tutorials and shop tips. In this YouTube video presentation, Mike gives you his candid assessment of Wagner Meters’ MMC220 moisture meter.