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06-27-2018 09:57 PM

Air Dried Hickory - 3 replies

I was asked to make a smallish sofa table for an old coworker. He has about 600 BF of Hickory from his house that he milled 2 years ago and has been in his barn stacked/stickered/strapped. He never sealed the ends so quite a bit of it has split which isn’t huge deal because he wants to see Bowties in the top. By making this table top I ...

02-20-2016 02:38 PM

Silver Maple slab MC - 2 replies

I had some Silver Maple that I saved from being firewood milled a little over a year ago. The slabs are 8/4 and about 22” x 30”. I’ve had them stickered on a platform in my garage close to the ceiling since they were milled. I just checked the MC of them and in the center of the slabs with they are measuring anywhere from 11...

04-06-2015 11:29 PM

Northern Illinois Sawmill - 3 replies

Just wanted to share some information with anyone looking for a great sawmill operator in Northern Illinois. I was fortunate enough to come across a Silver Maple tree that a tree service had cut up in a guys yard but refused to haul away any of the wood. It was all Firewood sized pieces except for the trunk which was cut into quarters and we...

08-20-2013 02:13 AM

Butcher block tabletop oops - 3 replies

Well, it finally happened to me. I have been working on a small tabletop that someone ordered from me. It is a butcher block style, had to make 3 “boards” that would fit into my planer and then glue the 3 “boards” together and then trim them up. Well this is when the catastrophe happened. I was using my router with a ...

08-06-2013 12:09 AM

Scraper? - 14 replies

I have always seen cabinet scrapers in the woodworking magazines, and have always wondered if one is really needed. I think I may have finally found a reason to go buy one or two. I will need to do some small stock removal from a piece that is already to correct thickness. I’m not sure if I would just be better off to use my router and ...

08-02-2013 11:53 PM

A.G. Bartletts-Ohio Planes-Rabbit Plane? - 2 replies

This was my grandfathers Plane, I’m assuming it’s a rabbit plane with the adjustable foot on it. I was holding on to it just because, but I hate to have it just sitting there collecting dust. The blade has some rust on it, along with the foot. Everything moves on it, I had had everything moving real good a few months ago and was g...

06-04-2013 02:04 PM

Low prices in WI around Madison - 1 reply

Hey everyone. I found a posting on craigslist last week for maple lumber in WI, and took a trip up there yesterday after work to pick it up. 1.79 a bf for 4/4 hard maple. All of the widths are over 8” that I got, I ended up buying 110 bf of lumber from him. Everything was dried in a homemade “greenhouse” style kiln, he has ...

02-15-2013 11:07 PM

Craigslist Chicago ad - 0 replies

Hey all. Here is a listing I just came across. I am not in the market for anything right now, but maybe someone else will be able to grab it.

01-31-2013 01:51 AM

Possibly making a small lathe - 6 replies

Not quite sure if this fits here, but I couldn’t resist posting. My wife is undertaking a craft business opportunity where a lapidary table will be essential for her to have. So after researching how much they cost and about having a heart attack in the process I did a little research of my own and decided I would make one myself. So I...

01-17-2013 11:00 PM

Northern IL area - 1 reply

I search Craigslist all the time and this ad has been on for a while. It gets reposted weekly. Take a look, and if you are in the area, hope it helps out.

12-30-2012 09:33 PM

Wood you like to work with the most? - 22 replies

I know everyone is partial to working with one type of wood over another. I thought it would be interesting to see what everyone’s preferences are. I’ve worked with Oak, Maple, Black Walnut and Cherry for the most part. All have been nice, but one wood in particular that I love working with is Makore. I am limited in the sizes ...

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