I'm probably an oddball, but I'll share...
Am I alone in choosing stock from my pile via the "ugly" method?
First, I'll take the spectacular and/or unique boards and give them
names, as book matched door panels, drawer fronts, etc... I think
everyone does this, so this isn't why I think I'm weird.
For the remaining stock, or all of the stock for trim / finish work, I
find it much easier to start with the least desirable stock and least
visible parts. This earmarks the boards with defects, quickly removing
them from the pile. Barely usable stock goes to totally hidden parts or
the jig / burn bin. As I move backward towards the most visible area,
I'm left with the best quality material.
Once upon a time, I used to try to pick the best stuff and start there,
but my definition of a defect or desired color or figure would changing
during a project. I've found this method to narrow down the pile, and
markedly improve the final result.
Thoughts? Flames? <G>
I usually choose shock depending on when I want to swim next. If I
think it'll be later that day, I use shock and swim. If not until
tomorrow, I'll use the more potent and cheaper regular shock.
Oh, your message is talking about stock, like wood selection! Oh! I get
it now, that's why it's posted here and not rec.swimming.pools
My wood selection usually involves looking for a piece close to the size
I need. I am a master at using cut offs and reusing wood from other
projects. I'm not building fine furniture, so I can get away with quite
a bit of "utility" wood in the project. However, I do have a project
that's going to involve a half sheet of Birch plywood... when the
You can only do so much with caulk, cardboard, and duct tape.
To email me directly, send a message to puckdropper (at) fastmail.fm
"Puckdropper" <puckdropper(at)yahoo(dot)com> wrote in message
As I see it, since the Subject line was/is about "shock", and B A R R Y goes
on to talk about "stock", the body of his post is totally off-topic. Now I
realize B A R R Y is rightfully granted a certain amount of margin here,
owing to a ridiculous amount of talent and skill he has, but listen - rules
is rules. The post is OT. Should be hailed as what it is. Personally,
I buzz through most of these posts so fast, I never picked up on it.
I got through the header, read your post, and never knew anything was
Buzzzzzz..... too much caffeine.....
I was still trying to figure out why you named your wood. Doesn't
pretty much everyone use "Johnson"?
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