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Does Plywood Need To Acclimate?

The human body becomes acclimatized to the environment in which we spend most of our time.  We often hear about blood “thickening” in colder climates, and we get used to…

Can You Screw Into Wood Glue?

In matters of science and cutting-edge experiments, especially dangerous cutting-edge stuff, ethicists tell us we should ask two questions:  can we do this, and should we do this?  Dangers can…

Is Elm a Hardwood Or A Softwood?

Can something that is hard also be soft?  While that may sound like a Zen question, it actually is a legitimate question when it comes to wood and woodworking.   We’ve…

How To Get Rid of The Smell of Polyurethane

Home woodworking enthusiasts, us included, work with polyurethane often.  It’s an easy-to-apply, easy-to-use wood finish that is a suitable topcoat for both stained and painted pieces and is inexpensive.  We’ve…

Is Hickory Good For Cutting Boards?

The cutting boards in our kitchen get a lot of work.  That’s boards, plural.  There’s one for poultry, another for red and white meats, and a third for vegetables.  The…

What Is Green Woodworking All About?

Green has become a popular color in the past decade for a number of reasons.  The term “green” often refers to something that is environmentally friendly; green tea has risen…

Is Teak Wood Expensive?

I once had a teak bench in my garden.  It was lovely, and over time it acquired the gray color it is known for after aging.  I still treated it…

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