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I have been very remiss in posting blog bits this year. My work has changed and led me in a little different direction. New issues to explore, new people to teach. As my father says, "Too much...
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It is less than four weeks till the start of this year's NWFA annual convention. It looks like it will be an improved effort. Truth be told, in spite of all of the whistling past the graveyard from...
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In 1978 there was no industry-sponsored training or conventions; in fact, there was barely a wood flooring industry. I had just started working at NOFMA in Memphis. Two of us inspected all of the oak...
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Picking up where we left off last week... One aspect of an inspection is the background information. This information is usually collected by talking to other parties such as the homeowner,
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Fact, fiction or opinion: In writing and evaluating reports, I am often faced with determining whether something is fact or fiction, or just an opinion. Some "facts," like my "grits come from grit...
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My house has been below 30% RH for over a week now. A couple gaps have opened in my hickory floor, but nothing in the oak floors.
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This blog will explore simple moisture content changes of individual S4S RO boards and how that would be related to changes in shape and how that could be related to cupping. But first…
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We are going to start deconstructing some of the variables related to cupping and what many people believe are the causes of cupping.
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Here's a question related to my fellow blogger Howard Brickman's last post about what causes cupping:
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The official topic of this blog will be an excruciating discussion of the term "cupping" for your consideration. But first…
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