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Green Wood Source List: By You for You

Where do you get green wood? I get this question regularly and it’s a hard one to answer. Seth and I sell oak splits for chairs, but it’s not exactly cheap if you need a bunch of parts. My blog

Posted in Chairmaking Tools and Supplies, Classes, Craft Films, Kiln

Kiln Construction

We have talked about kiln temperatures and kiln heaters, now onto kiln construction. Size The primary use of a chairmaking kiln is to super-dry tenons. It’s nice to be able to set bends in a kiln too. This requires the

Posted in How-To, Kiln

Kiln Heaters

Part two of my three part kiln series. Kilns can be heated in two different ways. The heat source can run all the time, so that the temperature of the kiln is relative to the temperature of the air in

Posted in Chairmaking Tools and Supplies, How-To, Kiln

Kiln Temps/Class Openings

A kiln dried tenon, an air-dried mortise, no glue and a sloppy fit: wait overnight and the tenon will swell so tight that you can’t budge it. At least that is true where I live – I don’t know what

Posted in Chairmaking Tools and Supplies, Classes, How-To, Kiln

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