Wood Panels and Humidity

Written by Dave Markel

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The end secured with two dowels will develop a crack inrepparttar main panel. Sincerepparttar 116261 length ofrepparttar 116262 edge piece doesn't change having it fixed acrossrepparttar 116263 width ofrepparttar 116264 main panel from expanding.

Alternatively,repparttar 116265 opposite end ofrepparttar 116266 cutting board is only fixed inrepparttar 116267 center. The main panel is free to expand and contract towardsrepparttar 116268 ends. The only visual difference would be thatrepparttar 116269 ends ofrepparttar 116270 edge piece are no longer flush withrepparttar 116271 edge ofrepparttar 116272 main panel.

The second example uses a large glued up panel such as a table top. Ifrepparttar 116273 table top was fixed torepparttar 116274 rails acrossrepparttar 116275 width ofrepparttar 116276 panelrepparttar 116277 rise and fall of humidity would undoudtable causerepparttar 116278 panel to split.

The best method to overcome this is use wooden clip to attachrepparttar 116279 two pieces. A 1/4" x 1/4" dado milled onrepparttar 116280 inside upper edge ofrepparttar 116281 rails. This accepts a wooden clip that fits intorepparttar 116282 dado and is then secures torepparttar 116283 underside ofrepparttar 116284 table top. This will security holdrepparttar 116285 top holdrepparttar 116286 top ontorepparttar 116287 rails without restrictingrepparttar 116288 expansion and contraction ofrepparttar 116289 large panel. Without thisrepparttar 116290 table top would slowly start to open up.

In general anytime you are fixing one piece of stock across a large glued up panel measures need to be taken to allowrepparttar 116291 panel to move. Remember that it will expand across its width but not its length. Using one ofrepparttar 116292 two methods mentioned above you will be able to prevent your glued up panels from splitting.


Dave Markel is the author of "The All Wood Working Journal". He has helped hundreds of individuals improve their wood working skills. Visit his site at http://all-wood-working-plans.com Subscribe to the All Wood Working Journal at http://all-wood-working-plans.com/wood-working-tips.html

Online poker room to launch exclusive new poker tournament.

Written by Simon Prodger

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The Victor Poker Cup will, according to Chairman, Victor Chandler, “be a truly ground-breaking event that will give European poker an event to rank alongside anything seen inrepparttar United States.” Mr Chandler goes on to add “We’re proud to be sponsoring a tournament that will become synonymous withrepparttar 116260 glamour and excitement of high-stakes poker. At every step we’ll be ensuring that The Victor Poker Cup isrepparttar 116261 Rolls Royce of poker tournaments.”

Costing £5,000 to enter, The Victor Poker Cup is open to anyone. Players can register online at www.victorpokercup.com, directly overrepparttar 116262 phone on 020 7862 0045 or via email on victorpoker@octagon.com. Alternatively, a range of online qualifying satellites are running at Victor Chandler Poker (www.vcpoker.com) where at least 14 lucky internet players will find themselves with a ticket torepparttar 116263 biggest game in town.

Simon Prodger is the Product Marketing Manager of Europe's fastest growing online poker room, Victor Chandler Poker (www.vcpoker.com).

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