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  • WeekEndDad
    Forum Newbie
    • Jan 2003
    • 68
    • Highland, Ca, USA.

    Spalted find

    They are actually 92 1/4" long, they are studs..

    Here's how it goes. Bottom plate 1 1/2" + Stud 92 1/4" + (2) top Plates 3" = 96 3/4"

    Now when you add 1/2" of drywall to the ceiling it leaves you a vertical wall height of 96 1/4" (1/4" fudge factor to install 8' panels to the walls.



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  • cat lady
    Forum Newbie
    • Dec 2002
    • 18
    • Peoria, AZ, USA.

    #2
    Back in the day, I worked in a lumber yard. We called the shorter ones precuts, and as already explained are for wall studs.

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    • LCHIEN
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      • Dec 2002
      • 21149
      • Katy, TX, USA.
      • BT3000 vintage 1999

      #3
      Well, I learned something new. 92-1/4", eh?


      Loring in Katy, TX USA
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      Loring in Katy, TX USA
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      • Ikeb
        Established Member
        • Dec 2002
        • 147
        • Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

        #4
        quote:Originally posted by LCHIEN

        Well, I learned something new. 92-1/4", eh?


        Loring in Katy, TX USA
        If your only tool is a hammer, you tend to treat all problems as if they were nails.
        Yup. And there's also 92-5/8" as well. Beats me why the extra 3/8" though....
        Ike
        You can never have enough clamps

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        • mleichtle
          Established Member
          • Jan 2003
          • 103
          • Cedarburg, Wi, USA.

          #5
          92-5/8" + 1-1/2" bottom plate + 3" top plates - 1/2" drywall ceiling - 5/8" particle bd floor underlayment = 8' walls measured inside right on the head.

          M. Leichtle
          M. Leichtle
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          • JamesK
            Forum Newbie
            • Feb 2003
            • 5
            • Rowlett, TX, USA.

            #6
            That makes perfect sense - I'll be more careful in the future. I guess I'll be crosscutting my plywood shelves and having a 92 & someodd" long storage shelves. Thanks for the info!

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            • StickSeler
              Forum Newbie
              • Jan 2003
              • 54
              • Alexandria, Virginia, USA.

              #7
              Actually 2x4 pre-cuts come in several sizes depending where your at. Here we have 92-5/8" (1Bottom, 2 top) for 8', 94-1/4" (1bottom, 1 top) 8' non-load bearing. 104-5/8 (1Bottom, 2 top) 9', 116-5/8 (1Bottom, 2 top) 10'.

              2x6 also comes in 92-5/8" & 104-5/8

              Ive also seen 93" & 92" but not around here
              Of course Lumber is expensive,what do you think, it grows on trees


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              • boblon
                Senior Member
                • Aug 2003
                • 727
                • Florida, USA.

                #8
                Spalted find

                While at a friends house for turkey day (and talking him out of a length of cedar log) found a nasty old dried and cracked branch lying along side the dirt road in front of his house. Don't know how long it had been there, but it looked BAD. He cut the end off with a chainsaw and noticed some spalting happening inside. So, I threw it in the truck. Got home and turned a quick box out of it (only my second try at turning a box) and found a small treasure.
                The walls of the box are not very thin, but I was afraid to blow out the spalted wood. Not sure what it is, my guess would be some soft maple.
                This is my first 'wood find'. After reading others reporting of thier happy surprises finding something like this, I now understand thier joy. Is wonderous to take something that looks so bad, (for free) and find something beautiful inside.








                Thanks for looking. I know it's not KWG quality, but I'm just a beginner. (Please keep posting Ken !!).

                BobL.
                "Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from poor judgement."

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                • SteveR
                  Established Member
                  • Feb 2003
                  • 494
                  • USA.

                  #9
                  That piece is really cool Bob! Along with your bowl on the other post. I wish my first bowl looked that good. And then you show this one. A fine example of what viewing KWG's work does to a person. The spalting on that box is really amazing and a wood find to boot! You need to get back to your buddy's house and find some more. I have read (but not tried it yet)that some CA glue will help strengthen the spalted wood for turning.

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                  • Scottydont
                    Veteran Member
                    • Aug 2003
                    • 2359
                    • Edmonds, WA, USA.
                    • Delta Industrial Hybrid

                    #10
                    Thats beautiful! Nice job for your first box.
                    Scott
                    "The Laminate Flooring Benchtop Guy"

                    Edmonds WA

                    No coffee, no worky!

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                    • Whit
                      Established Member
                      • Apr 2003
                      • 110
                      • Denton, Tx, USA.
                      • BT3000, BT3100

                      #11
                      Bob, that looks great. Keep it and look for more wood like that.
                      Whit

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                      • Ken Massingale
                        Veteran Member
                        • Dec 2002
                        • 3862
                        • Liberty, SC, USA.
                        • Ridgid TS3650

                        #12
                        Nice work, first or 100th.
                        ken

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                        • mudder
                          Veteran Member
                          • Jul 2003
                          • 1532
                          • I live in a house
                          • Delta 36-650

                          #13
                          Excellent box!
                          Nice grain matching.
                          I would also think spalted maple.
                          &lt;edit&gt; On second thought, it could also be beech.
                          What does the bark look like on the branch?
                          Can you post a pic of the branch?

                          Mudder

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                          • Whaler
                            Veteran Member
                            • Dec 2002
                            • 3281
                            • Sequim, WA, USA.
                            • DW746

                            #14
                            Great find and a beautiful result.
                            Dick

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                            • boblon
                              Senior Member
                              • Aug 2003
                              • 727
                              • Florida, USA.

                              #15
                              Thanks all. I have since moved the rest of that branch (about 3-4 inches in diameter) from lying outside next to the garage..to safe and dry inside the garage

                              BobL.
                              "Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from poor judgement."

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