OSB Alternative

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Oriented strand board (OSB) was conceived in 1965 as an alternative for plywood. Originally called “waferboard,” it is sometimes mistakenly referred to as “chipboard.” But chipboards are made from waste material produced at lumberyards. The sizes of the chips are extremely inconsistent, negatively affecting the overall strength of the product. OSB on the other hand … Read more

Wood Glue Curing Versus Drying Time

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Joinery is one of the most critical parts of woodworking, especially fine woodworking. Often the most important difference between an experienced woodworker and a novice is their joinery. The ability to make tight joints which add to a piece’s beauty, rather than detracting from it, is a skill that takes considerable time to master. For … Read more

How to Make Wooden Climbing Holds

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The sport of rock climbing has been around since the late 19th century. That’s not to say though, that people didn’t climb cliff faces before then. The Mesa Verde cave dwellings were inhabited from 550 to 1300 AD and those probably aren’t the oldest example of man scaling cliff faces. Assassins, ninjas and other specialized … Read more

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