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New found wood. #1: The wood you throw away...

858 days ago by JAcker | 4 comments »

This past weekend I made a mallet. Nothing fancy – I had some oak scraps and I made a mallet. But like every other project I’ve done, I learned something along the way or after. My learning moment came while picking up some fittings for further tweaking my DC. One of the guys at the woodworking shop (Highland Woodworking if you must know), the guy who actually told me to buy my bandsaw off Craigslist rather than buying a new one, asked what I was making. I mentioned my mallet. He asked if I had made it out of ash, or maple, or walnut, (dogwood?), or perhaps from that hickory tree you told me about? I told him about my scrap of white oak… oh yes, he said, that would be...

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