Sharpen Your Chisel: 3-Point Friday 5/29/2020

Sharpen Your Chisel: 3-Point Friday 5/29/2020

3-Point Friday is Fine Craftsman Lumber’s weekly blog of items we have found during the week that stayed in our memory. Wood and Water Relationships Part II Last week we provided a link to Jessica’s video describing moisture content.  Here is the second part of that...

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Sharpen Your Chisel: 3-Point Friday 5/15/2020

Sharpen Your Chisel: 3-Point Friday 5/15/2020

3-Point Friday is Fine Craftsman Lumber’s weekly blog of items we have found during the week that stayed in our memory. Northcentral Technical College Wood Technology Center for Excellence In Antigo, WI, there is an educational gem at Northcentral Technical College’s...

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Selecting a Specie for Your Project

Selecting a Specie for Your Project

There are tons of different wood species to construct your projects with. This can make selecting a wood option challenging for a beginner woodworker. Here’s our step by step process for choosing a specie for your project. 1. Identify What You’re Making This might...

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Sharpen Your Chisel: 3-Point Friday 5/8/2020

Sharpen Your Chisel: 3-Point Friday 5/8/2020

3-Point Friday is Fine Craftsman Lumber’s weekly blog of items we have found during the week that stayed in our memory. 3-Point Friday Topics A question was submitted about how I select 3-point Friday topics.  The quick answer to that question is, it is random.  Most...

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Sharpen Your Chisel: 3-Point Friday 5/1/2020

Sharpen Your Chisel: 3-Point Friday 5/1/2020

3-Point Friday is Fine Craftsman Lumber’s weekly blog of items we have found during the week that stayed in our memory. Woodwind Instruments As a young, grade-student, a lot of us were required to play a recorder in music class.  My memory was of an awful sound...

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Navigating COVID-19 as a Craftsman

Navigating COVID-19 as a Craftsman

As nearly two months of quarantine from COVID-19 have passed, spring cleaning and other house projects are starting to wrap up. And as the honey-to-do list is getting smaller, you might finally be able to get out in your shop. But you might be faced with some supply...

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Tour through Our Sawmill

Tour through Our Sawmill

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYpvuG_AL8o The closest most people have gotten to a sawmill is a portable sawmill. But sawmills are very different from portable sawmills. First off portable sawmills cannot produce as much lumber. But more importantly, they both have...

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Sharpen Your Chisel: 3-Point Friday 4/17/2020

Sharpen Your Chisel: 3-Point Friday 4/17/2020

3-Point Friday is Fine Craftsman Lumber’s weekly blog of items we have found during the week that stayed in our memory. This week we dedicate to hardwood slabs. A Japanese Master Craftsman A very well done YouTube production, “I Spent 3-Months With A Japanese Master...

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Sanding 101

Sanding 101

It is essential to follow proper grit sequencing when sanding. Each grit makes a certain depth of scratch and only removes a certain amount of material. The smaller the number that is associated with the grit, the larger the material removal and scratch it makes. This...

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Why Choose American Hardwoods

Why Choose American Hardwoods

If you look through our inventory, you’ll find one common theme. We don’t carry any exotics and only sell American hardwoods. We sell only American hardwoods for a few different reasons. Let’s dive in! Economical American timber is very affordable. Softwoods tend to...

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Sharpen Your Chisel: 3-Point Friday 4/3/2020

Sharpen Your Chisel: 3-Point Friday 4/3/2020

3-Point Friday is Fine Craftsman Lumber’s weekly blog of items we have found during the week that stayed in our memory. This week we are sharing what we’ve read, watched, and listened to. What We’ve Read (Written) Jessica is our dedicated blog writer for our technical...

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All About Annual Growth Rings

All About Annual Growth Rings

The annual growth rings are one of the most defining features of a tree. I’m sure we all have our memories of finding a tree stump and figuring out how old the tree was. But, what else do the annual growth rings tell us other than age? What Are Annual Growth Rings?...

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