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Crazy Stuff Stumpy Thinks About #42: VIDEO BLOG- What makes hardwood hard, softwood soft, and where's it cheap?

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« Part 41: Will woodworking become the next TV dinner? Part 42 of Crazy Stuff Stumpy Thinks About series Part 43: VIDEO BLOG- Was that Stumpy in the 11/1997 issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine? »

As part of our new, greatly expanded 2014 schedule, I’m writing a video-blog called “Dear Stumpy” featuring wise-cracking answers to legitimate woodworking questions. This week: What’s the difference between hard and soft woods, and where can I get good deals on lumber.

Watch it here, and enjoy! Then come back and leave a comment so we know what you think!

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-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com



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DIYaholic

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#1 posted 87 days ago

I may have to resort to free pallet wood….
My neighbor doesn’t have a cat!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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Mainiac Matt

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#2 posted 87 days ago

softwood = coniferous
hardwood = disiduous

Now just don’t ask me what that they mean

:^)

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on your site.

It’s the DOA Forrest Products Lab’s Wood Handbook, all 200+ pages. And it’s free!

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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StumpyNubs

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#3 posted 87 days ago

Thanks for the link, Maniac!

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com

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hoosier0311

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#4 posted 87 days ago

Hardwoods work out often, softwoods are alot less committed to being fit. While getting swatted with a piece of pine hurts like crazy, I suppose getting swatted with a piece of redoak would hurt a tad more? True hardwood will automatically send your wife a text saying “i’m all done in the shop dear, I’d like to take you shopping now” if you miscalculate and waste a piece of it. Thats really hard , right?

-- I'm only deaf in one ear,,,,,I just can't hear out of the other one.

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Mean_Dean

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#5 posted 86 days ago

Nice video blog, Stumpy!

That’s really too bad to hear about the guy turning a beautiful maple tree into firewood…. There was an enormous black walnut tree down the street from my house. On my daily walk one day, I saw it being cut down. It was close to a school, and perhaps they thought it might fall on the school, I don’t know. The only good thing about this was that a premier lumber store, Goby hardwoods, came out and salvaged the lumber. At least this tree will live on in the furniture someone will build.

-- Dean

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sawdustmaker101

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#6 posted 86 days ago

Nice vid, Stumpy, Don’t forget pallets. In my younger years I worked in a pallet mill and saw alot of beautiful wood nailed into pallets.

-- Bob, Michigan

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#7 posted 81 days ago

Oh, gods…so much tiger maple…just…just…GONE! That hurts my soul in ways and on levels that it’s hard to express…

-- Josh - "When the only tool you have is a hammer, all your problems start to look like nails."

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