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Thread: Timber Panelling,Skirting boards and Door Surounds
01/04/2009 11:13:44
Dear Members
I posted a thread in January along with some pictures regarding pitch pine and douglas fir baulks that i purchased,
I ripped the outside's off and put them under cover to air dry and when i checked on them last weekend they have dried out considerably for the length of time they have been under cover,
I still have not got round to purchasing a new moisture metre yet and I have been working away a lot so havent had the spare time,
Does any one have any expressions as regard how long to leave them until I actually rip them into boards or should I do this as soon as possible before they get too dry,
Looking forward to hearing youre expert opinions from one novice ,
The photos of the timber are actually in the album section,
Best Regards
John,
Thread: Pictures my wife managed to upload
18/01/2009 12:21:52
The old moisture meter i used opj read 15 percent which i dont think is far away to what it actually is, however it is an old meter and i intend purchasing a new one,
I have the timber under cover now and i will let the air do the job af drying further before i proceed to rip down any more.
The Hudson has water to keep the blade cool and i mixed a little squeezy in and it seemed to help in lubricating the blade when i took the outsides off,
I was concerned at the start about the blade binding when i cut the outsides off as it was pretty wet then but fortunatly this never happened, it was like cutting butter with a knife, 
Thread: New Site Platform Now Live
16/01/2009 11:06:25
Ben,
Sent a reply back to my original thread too opj which is there now but it says there are 4 replys and only 2 showing, am i doing something wrong or is it just teething problems with the changeover still,
Thread: Pictures my wife managed to upload
15/01/2009 15:01:34
Hello opj,
I have tried a couple of times to post a reply but too know avail,
Sent Ben an e-mail too see what the problem could be and I think its possibly due too this changeover, maybe its me not clever with technology and computers an all, 
Anyway to answer youre question on what i am doing with the pitchpine and douglas I was going to rip it up to create wall panelling for our house using the bandsaw and sending it off too get it tongue and grooved but having second thoughts as it is nice too see old timber as good a qualitiy as this,
Can you give me any suggestions or ideas youreself mate,
The hudson bandsaw was a real dream to use and made a lovely cut, the thinnest cut being 5mm including the blade, I didnt want to take too much off at a time and waste good wood,
Heres looking forward to using this machine again,
Kind Regards
John
10/01/2009 15:01:00

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Thread: Pitchpine & Douglas fir
10/01/2009 13:59:00

 Hello all and a happy and prosperous new year,

I have managed too get hold of a qauntity of pitch pine and Douglas fir baulks and over the holidays i run them through my mates Hudson bandsaw,

This timber is of exeptionaly top notch quality and has never been nailed, these baulks were 12 by 12 inches by just under 8 foot long for the dougie firs which is now down too approx 11 by 11 inches after i took the sides off .

The pitchpine was 13 by 13 inches before and now down too 12 by 12, and just under 8 ft long.

For some reason i cannot attach photos on here but if any one out there is interested i can send them via e-mail,

I originally aquired this timber too rip down for wall paneling but i  am having second thoughts as we are all aware the scarcity of this lovely grained wood

Thread: Pictures my wife managed to upload
10/01/2009 15:01:00

http://www.getwoodworking.com/sites/5/images/member_albums/9922/pitch_pine&dougie_fir_018_resize.jpg



http://www.getwoodworking.com/sites/5/images/member_albums/9922/pitch_pine&dougie_fir_017_resize.jpg



http://www.getwoodworking.com/sites/5/images/member_albums/9922/pitch_pine&dougie_fir_016_resize.jpg



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http://www.getwoodworking.com/sites/5/images/member_albums/9922/pitch_pine&dougie_fir_014_resize.jpg



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Thread: Pitchpine & Douglas fir
10/01/2009 13:59:00

 Hello all and a happy and prosperous new year,

I have managed too get hold of a qauntity of pitch pine and Douglas fir baulks and over the holidays i run them through my mates Hudson bandsaw,

This timber is of exeptionaly top notch quality and has never been nailed, these baulks were 12 by 12 inches by just under 8 foot long for the dougie firs which is now down too approx 11 by 11 inches after i took the sides off .

The pitchpine was 13 by 13 inches before and now down too 12 by 12, and just under 8 ft long.

For some reason i cannot attach photos on here but if any one out there is interested i can send them via e-mail,

I originally aquired this timber too rip down for wall paneling but i  am having second thoughts as we are all aware the scarcity of this lovely grained wood

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