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Life's Tear Out

One of the most frustrating elements of wood working is experiencing wood tear out. Wood grain is seldom straight and may curve and twist in a direction you were not expecting. Because of this, as you mill or refine the wood it may chip and cause damage. We call this grain “tear out”. By not fully understanding the grain direction or where it may climb you may be disappointed in the results.

A more seasoned wood worker has the knowledge and experience to limit this “tear out”. By simply turning your piece 180 degrees around, your chisel or cutting tool will have a more refined cut.

As in wood working, we all experience “life’s tear out”. Through the curves and twists we have disappointments. As the seasoned wood worker has learned through study of grain patterns, “Turn Around” and change your direction. Small changes in life can make large course corrections.

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