‘Two Minute Tuesdays’ Topic: Wood Seasoning
Our new 2 minute Tuesdays video tutorials. The topic of wood seasoning is one which I can evolve with adding new videos as I produce them. The seasoning of green lumber once it has been sawn. The sawing process produces wood sections ready for air or kiln drying.
Quarter Sawn VS Plain Sawn
Seasoning lumber is only part of the journey of processing timber. Before we can seasoning the wood we have to cut the log into sizes that can be used in carpentry and joinery projects. In this video, I explain the difference between the three most common methods of cutting the log. Plain Sawn, Rift Sawn and Quarter Sawn.
Wood Moisture Content
When we have to use wood or machined timber we need to know whether the wood is seasoned or not. Don’t fret as there is a tool to do this, the moisture meter. In this video, I try to cover the wood moisture content in just 2 minutes. Seasoning wood to a usable moisture content for furniture or firewood is essential. When seasoning wood or airdrying you will need wooden stickers. These Stickers provide airspace between the planks of wood for airflow so the wood dries evenly.
Pin or Pin less Moisture Meter
When we have to use wood or machined timber we need to know whether the wood is seasoned or not. Don’t fret as there is a tool to do this, the moisture meter. The moisture meter is available in two main types: The Pin type and the pinless. In this video, I explain the difference between the two. You can read my article about seasoning timber in this article. https://wallybois.com/what-is-wood-seasoning-explained/
Tiger Oak VS Quarter Sawn Tiger Oak
In this video, I explain the relationship between Tiger Oak and Quarter Sawn Oak and how they are actually the same wood. Please note in this video I refer to Tiger Oak as Tiger Wood but this should not get confused with Tigerwood. Tigerwood is a Brazilian exotic hardwood and also known as Brazilian koa, Congowood, African walnut, coubaril, bototo, zorrowood or muiracatiara
By Marcus Kett, Woodworking since 1989
Woodworking for me is in my blood as a son of a traditional boatbuilder. My Father Malcolm Kett was highly skilled and inventive individual often referred to as ‘Malcolm The Boat’.
Although I have spent a considerable portion of my life seeking further education and gaining qualifications in woodworking, electrical installations, bricklaying and to top it a degree in photography.
Yes, it is a medley of possible career choices but the one that I felt truly at home with was Woodworking. Woodworking has been my staple career choice that has given my family stability.
Why do I write these guides?
We started to write these guides to help our customers. The idea was to provide the information needed to install our made to measure wooden products that we sell on this website and directly to our local customers.
We soon received feedback from people abroad and interested readers not local to us. I like to help people and I am excited that fellow woodworkers or keen DIYers found guidance in my articles. I intend to carry on writing and producing youtube videos for the purpose of providing useful content. Please share our blog with your friends and anyone that could find interest in the magic of working with wood.
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We have lived and worked here in the Limousin Nouvelle Aquitaine since 2010, building window shutters and external doors. Our Volet manufacturing business is based at our home property as a ‘Cottage Industry’. We are a small business operating partly (60%) off the grid and try our best to practice our woodworking ethically.
How did we come up with the trading name ‘Wallybois’? Well, it is simple really, my best buddy ‘Wally’ and the fact that ‘Bois’ is French for wood and we live in France.
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By Marcus Kett, Woodworking since 1989
Based in the Nouvelle Aquitaine of France
Tel: +33 7 81 45 32 82