Posted May 2023 MTCO article "Plan for Wood Movement" by Rob Carver

May 01, 2023 12:15 AM | Vincent Valvo (Administrator)

Plan for Wood Movement

Rob Carver

Designing and joining wood pieces must account for seasonal wood movement.  This we know.  But just how much to allow is another matter.  Rob leaves the science and math to woodworker and author Christian Becksvoort with a cited Fine Woodworking article.  But there is more that can be said for wood movement by understanding inherent variability with sizes, species, and seasoning.  And variability is the operative word, for it is used in other disciplines from Statistics to Stoicism.

Rob would like us to think about variability in a broader sense as you will see in the article Plan for Wood Movement.  And when you return to woodworking be sure to understand variability.  You don't want your joined wood to crack or stick.

You can reach Rob for comments and additional information, by clicking Rob Carver.

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