Re: Board feet
It's more that you inspired me to voice my opinion on the topic
than that I am saying you were wrong. Very seldom is anyone, or any
statement 100% right or wrong. Im not sure that you even need to
stand to be corrected, since you show no ignorance whatsoever.
- In email@example.com, "Eric" <ewdysar@...> wrote:
> Your point is well taken. I did make the assumption that if they
> were milling green oak for sale, that they would have done similar
> milling before, and also assumed that thay would have used the
> material for their own purposes before and would be familiar with
> the appropriate techniques, not genetically imprinted, but gained
> though acquired experience.
> So, this is a good reminder to discuss people's experience with your
> specific project in mind when considering getting help, paid or
> not. One's perceived reputation or skill won't necessarily help
> when deep in a project, past work and/or references are probably
> more reliable.
> Standing corrected from positive prejudice,
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Jared" <tudweber_jr@>
> > "If the woodworkers that are supplying the wood will also be
> > participating in the build, you should have nothing to worry about.
> > They've probably got more experience working with the lumber that
> > you're ordering than anyone else you could find in this country.
> > Though your building may look different than their typical work,
> > them have free run on the techniques of the frame, they should be
> > masters on this task compared to the combined experience from this
> > board (no insult intended to anyone here)."
> > Not that I am any expert on timberframe, but my next door
> > neighbors are amish, and of course build thier own houses with larg
> > groups of men very quickly. But they use milled 2x4s just like the
> > rest of us,....
> > Certainly a higher percentage of them have knowledge in carpentry
> > cabnitry, than the rest of the general public, but To assume that
> > are born with the talent to be a craftsman, is no more intelligent
> > than any other stereotype you can think of.
> > I hope I have put this well enough to assure that that this is
> > a view of prejudice in any way, and I dont intend to offend anyone,
> > just present a logical view on the topic.
> > Jared