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Wood identification

01-04-2018 03:59 PM by Davewhalley

Hi all, I’ve recently come across some nice red timber but I ha...

3 01-04-2018 08:25 PM
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01-04-2018 02:38 AM by msinc

While out running my dogs today I found two of the biggest persimmon trees I ...

14 01-04-2018 06:43 PM
View RenB's profile

Building my first crib

01-03-2018 10:36 PM by RenB

Hey everyone, this is my first post so please forgive me if I am either in th...

8 01-04-2018 07:07 AM
View kennyjoy's profile

Damaged wood. help.

12-29-2017 05:30 AM by kennyjoy

So im plaing on using this a as a mid century coffee table. But t...

15 01-04-2018 04:43 AM
View newwoodbutcher's profile

Special black walnut

01-01-2018 06:40 AM by newwoodbutcher

I’m new at this. I live in San Diego county, my dear brother in law wh...

7 01-02-2018 07:07 PM
View tealetm's profile

Milling in freezing temps

01-01-2018 05:52 PM by tealetm

Didn’t find much using the search. Any downsides to planing lumber that is...

4 01-01-2018 09:58 PM
View chrisirving's profile

Slabbing ain't easy!

12-31-2017 11:40 PM by chrisirving

My neighbor had a Red Oak tree fall on Christmas Day so I slabbed up the last...

10 01-01-2018 07:45 PM
View John Smith's profile (online now)

Burial Grave Marker - what material would you use and how to install it ?

12-30-2017 08:31 PM by John Smith

I would use either redwood or teak. 3” thick and one solid piece, no l...

6 12-30-2017 11:24 PM
View Gene Howe's profile

A small wood score for a desert woodworker

02-27-2011 03:43 PM by Gene Howe

Just returned from a road trip to Central IL. (Mom’s funeral). While th...

12 12-30-2017 10:50 PM
View Sam Allred's profile

Can anyone identify the wood in this gunstock?

12-29-2017 05:11 AM by Sam Allred

A friend would like to make a matching knife out of the same wood with a disp...

15 12-30-2017 03:46 PM
View CaptainKlutz's profile

Can Basswood have figure?

12-29-2017 08:23 AM by CaptainKlutz

New project made with Basswood,where Basswood is showing curly figure? ...

7 12-30-2017 12:58 PM
View Slatewear's profile

disappearing countertop support

12-29-2017 06:48 PM by Slatewear

I’m making a Walnut counter top for my kitchen island. The 8/4 boards ...

2 12-29-2017 08:07 PM
View JohnMcClure's profile

ID another mystery wood? Milled a log.

12-29-2017 02:46 AM by JohnMcClure

Years ago I picked up a thick tree branch in a parking lot. Must have fallen ...

4 12-29-2017 01:08 PM
View ralbuck's profile

North Woods Figured Wood

12-28-2017 08:32 PM by ralbuck

I was to a wood artist’s “candy store” yesterday. North Wo...

2 12-28-2017 09:58 PM
View Planeman40's profile

Is Magnolia wood a suitable woodworking wood?

12-26-2017 10:55 PM by Planeman40

I ask this question a I read where the much loved and famous old magnolia cal...

4 12-28-2017 05:20 PM
View CGJ's profile

Maple Expansion

12-27-2017 02:16 PM by CGJ

I am building an Heirloom Dresser from plans by Marty Schlosser. I am buildi...

3 12-28-2017 01:12 AM
View AZWoody's profile

Beginning of my Christmas/Birthday Present...

12-26-2017 10:00 PM by AZWoody

Well, a couple months ago I was browsing machinery auctions and one came up i...

7 12-27-2017 02:27 AM
View Rokach's profile

What is this butcher?

12-25-2017 06:24 PM by Rokach

Hi,What is the type of the butcher in the photo? (Ash,walnut,hickory etc) ...

16 12-26-2017 09:02 PM
View Vintagewood1960's profile

Help !! Wood selection.

12-26-2017 03:56 PM by Vintagewood1960

I’m going to start a “built in” project in the next week or so but I’...

2 12-26-2017 06:10 PM
View Carloz's profile

Where to get wood in Oregon

12-25-2017 01:59 AM by Carloz

Specifically in Portland area.Any good lumberyards?

7 12-25-2017 09:19 PM

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