360w360 E.128 – Workbench Grain Orientation

European workbench logoIn this episode of 360 with 360WoodWorking, the 360 guys answer a question about what way should the grain be oriented on a workbench.

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2 thoughts on “360w360 E.128 – Workbench Grain Orientation

  1. What you’ve said is absolutely right. If anyone wants to read a great book which was written especially for woodworkers on the structure of wood get ahold of a copy of Bruce Hoadley’s “Understanding Wood”. It was written about 30 years ago, but the science-based information is just as relevant and up-to-date today as it was then (trees haven’t evolved much since the 80’s) , and the writing is clear and understandable with many very good illustrations. Anyone will be a better woodworker for having read it. There are still plenty of copies available and can be had for as little as $20 if you shop around on the internet.

    1. Ned,
      We agree. “Understanding Wood” is a great book to have. Plus, if you’re anywhere near a city in which The Woodworking Shows sets up shop, check out Ron Herman’s presentation on wood and wood movement. He has hundreds of pieces of wood to look at with loops and magnifying glasses. Along with information overload, I’m sure you’ll walk away with more than a cord of knowledge.

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