The Pros and Cons of Water Popping

Woodworkers Use Technology to Work Smarter, Faster, More Productively

By Tony Morgan in Tools / Products Woodworking Knowledge Base | 0 Comment

Every woodworker–professional and hobbyist alike–comes equipped with a box of tools enabling him or her to cut, plane, drill, shape, and sand. But thanks to advances in Internet technology, many of today’s woodworkers also pack a few more “tools” in their toolbox–smartphones, tablet computers, and laptops. With these devices, woodworkers are now working smarter, faster, […]

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Temperature’s Impact on Wood Moisture Content

By Tony Morgan in Moisture Content Wood Flooring Knowledge Base | 3 Comments

In determining how temperature can affect wood moisture content (MC), there is a connected set of conditions that must be considered in order to really understand the role that temperature plays in the process. If you’re looking at the wood’s corresponding dimensions, there is another step to consider. A typical line of reasoning often goes […]

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Wood Species: “Same Difference” in Moisture Content

By Tony Morgan in Moisture Content Wood Flooring Knowledge Base Wood Types | 0 Comment

As every wood flooring professional knows, wood species fall into two main categories: hardwood and softwood. After that, however, it gets more complicated. Every species of wood has its own unique moisture content (MC) properties, as well as grain patterns, colors, density (or “hardness”) ratings, workability, and chemical makeup that determine its durability over time. […]

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Wood Moisture Content in the Kiln and Beyond

By Tony Morgan in Forest Products Articles Moisture Content | 0 Comment

Kiln drying is a standard practice in wood production mills and serves to efficiently bring green lumber moisture levels down to “workable” range–moisture content levels that will not end in the myriad of problems that can be caused by excess moisture levels in wood. These problems include warping and twisting in dimensional lumber, binding or […]

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