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Out of the Woodwork: Ironwood Logs and Mad Bulls

A quest for lumber leads to some fancy firewood, a sore butt and a full gut. By Peter Sieling Page: 104 From the February 2004 issue #139 Buy this issue now The best parts about running a small lumber business are that I get plenty of healthy exercise and bring in a decent income...

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Out of the Woodwork: Human Moisture Meter

You, too, can determine moisture content simply by feeling a board. By Peter Sieling Page: 104 From the November 2005 issue #151 Buy this issue now Murphy had never bought lumber from us before. He watched his boards carefully as they were loaded onto his truck. “They look good,” he said. He picked up...

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Out of the Woodwork: Woodshop Pest Control

One man’s trick to keeping his lumberyard’s small mammal population in check. By Peter Sieling Page: 96 From the August 2005 issue #149 Buy this issue now When customers visit my lumberyard with unruly children, I have a delicate job maintaining safety without offending the parent. Dr. David Randall, a psychologist, needed some curly...

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Out of the Woodwork: Grumpy Old Men

When properly trained, curmudgeons have many uses. By Peter Sieling Page: 96 From the November 2006 issue #158 Buy this issue now It’s easier to care for exotic pets than grumpy old men. You try to keep them in a safe, climate-controlled environment, but given a chance they’ll stray into the woods with a...

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Out of the Woodwork: The Changing Laws of Physics

Here’s hoping they’re cyclical. By Peter Sieling Page: 96 From the April 2006 issue #154 Buy this issue now When my son complained how high school physics was dull and difficult, I reminded him how important it is. “I use physics every day in the shop.” “Like how?” grunted Gary from the recliner. “Well,...