An 8/4, Kiln dried podcast all about lumber and your questions about it. Let's dispel some myths and broaden an understanding of this ancient industry and help us all become a little more wood savvy...woodier??
45 - COVID Stresses Lumber Logistics
This week I delve into the effect of COVID on the Hardwood sector and specifically how shipping and logistics delays are causing the biggest disruptions. Then I answer some of your questions about CITES, color fast finishes, and a few odd plywood things.
44 - Things all woods do
All woods go grey with exposure. They all move, they all check, and they all look different when freshly milled. It doesn't matter the species, it is something wood does. Let's understand why.
43 - Riving Wood
Today I talk about riving wood. Why do it, what species to consider and when to use a wedge and when to use a froe. Then I talk about the falling prices of Cherry, Buying CITES species, drying turned bowls, and why small sawmills seem to only sell slabs.
Episode 42 Steamed vs Unsteamed Walnut
On today's show I discuss steamed vs unsteamed Walnut, quoting lumber, lumber thickness pricing, moisture meters, and burning down your shop. That is, don't do it. Burning shops are bad.
Episode 41 Plywood Glue and Q&A
There are A LOT of different glues used in the manufacture of plywood. I'm not chemist and frankly knowing all the technical stuff won't help that much as a plywood buyers. So I talk about 3 main types and where you might find them and how glue is used in manufacturing. Then I answer a boatload of plywood questions submitted from the audience.
Episode 40 Plywood Cores
Part 3 of the Plywood series focuses on the core. What types of cores are out there and how do they differ from one another. How is the core manufactured and how can you use this knowledge to buy a sheet of plywood best for your particular project.
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There are many woodworking podcast that talk about everything but woodworking!
Shannon, gives you an insiders point of view of the lumber industry, in layman’s terms. I can tell that Shannon prepares for each podcast. It’s like attending a college lecture minus the boring aspect.
Such a great resource. I always learn a thing or 10 about the lumber industry.
Who knew that I cared about the lumber industry. Turns out I do, at least when Shannon is talking about it.
Also, I just listened to the June 15th episode and got a little choked up. Lumber and life lessons, thank you, sir.