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Urban Wood Finds #1: One benefit of hanging out with the undesireables at the smoking area…

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Blog entry by Douglas Bordner posted 08-20-2011 09:55 PM 3745 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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You spot the crate planked with 1/2˝ quartersawn, spalted sycamore.

As a side note, I took several of these down to level with the Veritas low-angle jack, which made quick work of it with thin full width shavings and no tear-out when used across the grain. I have not cambered it’s iron, as I use it for shooting primarily but it did the preliminary work handily and with minimal waste in thickness. All drum-sanded to 100 grit, jointed on one edge.
With cup and wind on some boards I ended up with thicknesses between 1/4 and 7/16th, and we’ll see what tomorrow will bring once things are rested, but at bottom line there will be some interesting shop-made veneer if nothing else. Thanks crate-makin’ guy wherever you are.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.



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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 08-20-2011 10:36 PM

Dang, that’s almost enough to make me start smoking again. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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CampD

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#2 posted 08-20-2011 11:22 PM

Very nice find, I like the rays and the spalting combo

-- Doug...

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Karson

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#3 posted 08-20-2011 11:30 PM

Great find Douglas. I guess you will have to pick up all pallets and take them home.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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majeagle1

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#4 posted 08-20-2011 11:34 PM

Boards ??? Looks like some mighty fine box tops to me !!!! LOL
Nice find Douglas, especially the spalted sycamore….

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks, http://majesticeagleww.etsy.com/, http://www.flickr.com/photos/majesticeagle/

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cajunpen

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#5 posted 08-20-2011 11:36 PM

Good find, maybe one of these days I will get lucky and find some “free” wood – but, I hope that I don’t have to start smoking again to get lucky, cause that ain’t gonna happen :-))

Geaux Saints!!!!

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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shipwright

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#6 posted 08-21-2011 02:04 AM

That is beautiful grain.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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jfk4032

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#7 posted 08-21-2011 03:13 AM

My workplace usually has hundreds of skids lying around and I looked through a bunch of them recently and was surprised to see what surprises awaited me. With a little hard work, a crow bar and a planer you can come up with some very interesting hardwoods. Found some great planks of Poplar, Ash, Maple, Red and White Oak and some cool spalted and naturally stained pieces as well.

-- ---Joel; Central MD...rookie empter nester and getting back into woodworking!

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#8 posted 08-21-2011 01:48 PM

Hey Douglas;

Great find!

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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#9 posted 08-22-2011 11:54 PM

Good one Douglas.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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