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Ask WWGOA: Using Fallen Wood

Question: In Ontario, Canada, I have free fallen trees cut down by the city to walk away with. How long is too long to consider fallen wood to be not green enough for re-sawing? The trees have been down two winters. What tools and blades will do the job? Submitted by anonymous Answer: It can

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Ask WWGOA: Timber Splitting

Question: What can I do to prevent my timber from splitting open? We manufacture furniture in South Africa – Cape Town – then we transport it up country as soon as the furniture is delivered. A month after that our turned legs craps open. We use a glue called Balcotan 100 which is the best

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Ask WWGOA: Buffing Compound

Question: Saw your video on finishing wood pens with CA and stick buffing compound. My question is this: what type and brand name is the buffing compound I should use? Submitted by anonymous Answer: You can find stick buffing compound at most woodworking retailers, and also on line. Check out amazon.com for white buffing compound

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Ask WWGOA: Maple and Cherry Wood

Question: George, you made a pair of Kitchen Tongs, where do you purchase maple or cherry wood 1 1/8″ thick? Submitted by Terry Answer: In my area, Wisconsin, it’s pretty easy for me to get hardwoods that are 5/4” (1-1/4”) and 8/4” (2”) thick from my hardwood supplier. I did a Google search for “wood

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