Famous Wood, Rich Price?
In this episode we talk about the Shawshank Oak tree setting a legal precedent, possibly the largest tree ever, killing bugs in the wood, jointers at the lumber yard, and case hardening. Then fresh off my trip to Vegas schilling thermally modified wood I answer, "what is roasted Poplar?" What is the deal with thermally modified wood. Are they really as stable as the hype says they are and what other physical properties change with the modification.
- Robert asks about selling Padauk cutting boards and how the CITES ruling will change that. Are export permits needed?
- Matt runs a sawmill and wonders about a jointer or a moulder for his operation.
- Jack asks about reversing the case hardening of "junk wood".
- Kyle wants to kill bugs and asks if kiln drying is the only way.
- Howard wonders why Poplar isn't used in timber framing
- Matthew wants to know what roasted Maple is. More on modified woods in Episode 53