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Old 07-22-2009, 12:04 AM   #41
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One thing I have noticed: I see more tanning if the boards have a lot of knots vs virtical grain.
Now that you mention it it does seem to be true. Woodoligists out there that can explain it?
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Old 07-22-2009, 12:09 AM   #42
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Now that you mention it it does seem to be true. Woodoligists out there that can explain it?
we have had better luck in the last few yrs as well since most of the cedar we are getting no for trim stock is white cedar and not red tends to be less oil in it and doesn't smell as nice ....
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Vertical grain wood is much better if you can get it, but it will be like 1 in four boards are vert grain, the rest are flat. Here is a good link for some info.
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I am very good at self interrogating... You should see me on the job..

I hear ya. My problem is interrogating my employees about who dripped paint when it is impossible to know????
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More links:
Forum thread on wood shrinkage

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I hear ya. My problem is interrogating my employees about who dripped paint when it is impossible to know????
The real question is who dripped the sikkens on the stucco!
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I hear ya. My problem is interrogating my employees about who dripped paint when it is impossible to know????
very true....
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