6552RE: [MedievalSawdust] Grain in joints and finishing questions
- Jul 1 6:53 AMConal;
You're absolutely correct. Teach me to go spouting off in the wee hours
of the night. This would explain why every example of a six-board I can
recall has the grain oriented vertically on the ends.
I suspect that the reasoning people are using for the original
recommendation is the differential expansion argument. A six-board is a
special case where other considerations override - Short grain failure
is much more likely than joint bond failure. We are still left with the
issue of placing end grain directly on the ground, which will eventually
lead to rot if there is any moisture. Adding some feet will help here,
at the cost of making the chest something other than a true six-board...
Rambling, running on 4 hours sleep.
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Conal O'hAirt Jim
Sent: Saturday, July 01, 2006 5:56 AM
Subject: RE: [MedievalSawdust] Grain in joints and finishing questions
--- Chuck Phillips <chuck@...> wrote:
> I'll pick up this gauntlet. (Why am I still awake?in a six board chest the sides and the ends
> I have to be at a
> client in 9 hours!)
> Regarding question #1: Grain orientation matters
> for a number of
> reasons. Visually, it is more pleasant to have
> continuous lines
> wrapping around the sides. This is more noticeable
> in a slab-sided
> piece like a six-board chest, less so in frame and
> panel construction.
SHOULD have the grain running in different
directions.... 'cause of the 'feet' on the ends
( a drawing would better illustrate )
Running the grain the same as the sides would make
the feet weaker and easier to break off.
Baron Conal O'hAirt / Jim Hart
Aude Aliquid Dignum
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