- 6 Jun 2011
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Thats protecting them from reality, I find that aspect of woodworking the biggest challenge I had moving over from metalwork and everything would be so much easier if the wood I was working with remained the same as I last left it rather than some twisted piece of artwork.
After health and safety induction the very first thing we talk about is timber movement even before we move onto sharpening! If we don't get understand these three fundamental aspects of woodworking we are setting ourselves up for a lifetime of pain.
Maybe protecting from reality or maybe not setting them up to fail, hopefully this thread will share my timber management strategy as I have learnt the hard way how tricky timber movement can be to work with.
Richard Jones is more qualified than I to talk about timber movement in detail but this is my take on dealing with my own timbers which I hope helps others.
Peter Sefton Timber Selection Download