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05-29-2013 12:28 PM

Hoping to figure out this wood - 12 replies

It’s listed for pickup free, and I can’t tell if it is some type of darker cherry, maybe even weird pine? Or an oak I haven’t seen before with the dark center. Red oak doesn’t look quite like this you know. It’s the dark center throwing me off. This is located in Massachusetts if that helps. I Ian

04-26-2013 05:18 PM

First Walnut Felling - Worth getting a portable mill or use the chainsaw? - 18 replies

Just wondering if a yard walnut such as this one is worth trying to find a local sawmill to cut it up into board feet? I only know one saw mill but he is not near this log (80 miles away?) so I am thinking it would be hard to talk him into making the trip. Also, trading board feet for the mill-work is probably unlikely. Open to idea’s...

01-14-2013 11:17 AM

Just wanted to get up a first post - 9 replies

Wow, I am really excited to find such a great forum. After the wife put the screws to me (as you may have experienced!) I decided to take a look at a lot of the old tools in the workshed from my ‘grampy’ and decided to try out a little bit of wood working. Sadly, I am short on most power tools, but hand tools I have up the yin...


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