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By Brian Porter, Chris Tooke

The 3rd version of Carpentry and Joinery 1 is the 1st in a chain of 3 books which jointly supply an authoritative yet completely functional advisor to carpentry and joinery for college students following urban & Guilds and CITB classes, NVQ applicants, and quite a lot of amateurs and professionals.

Carpentry and Joinery 1 offers with the basics of the topic from subject matters resembling trees and wooden maintenance and security, to an in depth define of the instruments to be had and data at the uncomplicated woodworking joints, adhesives and solving units. Books 2 and three exhibit the way to practice this primary wisdom. information of craft concept, linked reviews and useful systems are built-in all through each one text.

In this re-creation chapters were reorganised to provide a extra coherent, student-focused direction. All references to the development laws and present laws were up-to-date, and advancements in present most sensible perform were included.

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33), moisture content is considered first. c) As already expressed, the moisture content of wood is the measured amount of moisture within a sample of wood expressed as a percentage of its dry weight. If the weight of water present exceeds that of dry wood, then moisture contents of over 100% will be obtained. There are several methods of determining moisture content values, but we will only be considering the following two methods: the traditional oven-drying method, and using modern electrical moisture meters and probes, ● ● All three methods aim at producing timber that will remain stable in both size and shape – the overriding factor being the final moisture content, which ultimately controls the use of the timber.

52) Sap stain (blue stain) (fig. 2) Checking and splitting Checks (surface and end checks) (fig. 59) Case-hardening Case-hardening (fig. 62a shows how the different zone could appear. 62b shows how a test-piece can be cut to test the extent of case-hardening – releasing tension will cause it to distort as shown. g. trapping saw blades etc. 61 Honeycombing Redwood & whitewood into the main grades of ‘A’, ‘B’, & ‘C’. Grade ‘A’ (the highest grade), is sub-divided into grades A1 (best quality) to A4.

31 Hand held ‘mini’ moisture metre by ‘protimeter’ (with kind permission from Protimeter Ltd) Tests on moisture content may be necessary when sorting large batches of timber, or checking the condition of assembled or fixed carpentry and joinery, particularly, if a fungal attack is in evidence or suspected – in which case a moisture meter would be invaluable. 32 Protimeter diagnostic timber master – two part moisture meter (with kind permission from Protimeter Ltd) practical sense, when used in conjunction with the timber drying procedures of air and kiln drying, they can be better than the oven-drying method.

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