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09-09-2014 05:42 PM

Did I get ripped off on this walnut lumber? - 38 replies

I will withhold the name of the place where I ordered this lumber from, because my intention is not to slander the business. Not living near a hardwood dealer, I have to resort to buying online and paying steep shipping costs. I usually buy one or two nice pieces from ebay, where you have multiple pictures of the wood and all it’s ...

02-05-2012 05:10 AM

Bench top board alignment. - 16 replies

I’m 3/4 done with my Nicholson style bench and am stuck on the top. I’ve got the best southern yellow pine that South Alabama has to offer (which is far from perfect). I’ve got all the joining edges planed smooth, but the boards have bows that I can do nothing about. I clamped all the boards together in a stack hoping they woul...

02-26-2011 08:57 PM

pith up for workbench top, or best knot free surface up? - 3 replies

I am making a bench top out of 2 inch thick by 7 inch wide southern yellow pine boards that will be edge jointed together for a benchtop. I’ve heard that the pith side should be up for use in a benchtop or table. My problem is that the pith sides of each plank contain a few knots that are loose and would need to be dutch patched, while the...


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