I was a little concerned seeing the thumbnail image to this Stumpy Nubs video using the wonderful Dave Picciuto under the title “Wasteful Woodworkers on YouTube.” Turns out, the juxtaposition was a playful bit of clickbait. James of Stumpy Nubs is a fan of Dave’s, too, and got Dave’s permission to tease him in this fashion.
The video is about woodworkers who think sapwood (lighter, moister, outer wood) is weak and should be removed from heartwood (inner, stronger, more durable). Not true if used correctly, say James (and he offers those details). A
nd, he points out, more makers are starting to feature sapwood in combination with heartwood to use and celebrate the entire tree and for the aesthetic contrast between the two wood types.
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