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#1 posted 08-14-2011 03:21 PM
a) Free or found.b) burl or crotch grain of any of the 56 species of hardwood in North America.
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#2 posted 08-14-2011 03:28 PM
a. walnutb. red oak
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#3 posted 08-14-2011 03:29 PM
a. Rescued from the wood pile.b. see a
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#4 posted 08-14-2011 03:33 PM
A. Clear MahoganiesB. Colorful woods like padauk, holly, box elder, bloodwood, rosewoods, etc… Though not purpleheart for some reason. It always reads greyer for me than purple.
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#5 posted 08-14-2011 03:35 PM
a, Cherryb. Cherry
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#6 posted 08-14-2011 04:11 PM
A. CherryB. Walnut
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#7 posted 08-14-2011 04:29 PM
That is a hard question for most woodworkers.A. Quarter Sawn White OakB. Curly (Tiger Strip) Soft Maple
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#8 posted 08-14-2011 04:41 PM
a) Whatever I can get my hands on. Quartersawn white oak would be near the top as well as cherry and black walnut but these cost so much that they are out of the question for anything except small projects. Oh the coast live oak is up on top also and…
b) This is the hardest question for each piece of wood has its own beauty and is enhanced by what it is fashioned into.
To be able to answer these two questions fairly I would like to work all the different woods of the world, many times! ; )
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#9 posted 08-14-2011 04:42 PM
a. walnutb. walnut
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#10 posted 08-14-2011 05:09 PM
Favorite to use: Walnut. I love how it smells and how it just seems to cut like butter.
Favorite to look at: Aged yellow pine (100+ years old) with a well worn waxed finish.
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#11 posted 08-14-2011 05:12 PM
Hi MsDebbie,Maple would be my wood of choice to work with. This may sound funny, but I find it very forgiving, when it comes to sanding and cutting. Purple Heart is my favourite in appearance, like the colour particularly, the shine you can achieve. Second to that—-Walnut.Jack
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#13 posted 08-14-2011 05:27 PM
Cherry and cherry
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#14 posted 08-14-2011 05:51 PM
Redheart is my favorite to use.To look at is a tough one …walnut, lacewood, redheart probably the top 3.
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#15 posted 08-14-2011 05:57 PM
A: anything freeB: butternut / walnut
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