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View Wayno1's profile

Help with learning curve

07-13-2014 02:56 PM by Wayno1

Hi all, great place ya’ll have here. With that being said, I searched t...

4 07-13-2014 11:49 PM
View rolfeskj's profile

Working with cedar wood

06-11-2014 02:15 AM by rolfeskj

I am looking to make some outdoor adirondack chairs from cedar. I have rough...

5 07-13-2014 09:25 PM
View randomguy's profile

What wood would should I use for a desk.

07-04-2014 04:00 PM by randomguy

What wood should i use for a desk and should i use plywood for the top of the...

6 07-13-2014 01:39 AM
View mnausa's profile

Wood species

07-04-2014 04:22 PM by mnausa

Are these legs maple? And the glued panel looks like pine but want to make su...

14 07-12-2014 11:02 PM
View bobasaurus's profile

craigslist wood score

07-12-2014 02:28 AM by bobasaurus

I picked up this stack of hard maple and “red mahogany” (African ...

1 07-12-2014 03:38 PM
View Curtis's profile

End grain cutting board wood types?

07-11-2014 07:40 PM by Curtis

I want to make a few 3-D end grain cutting boards. I have Black Walnut and Re...

4 07-12-2014 02:37 PM
View MattyMattAg's profile

Tree Species Book Recommendation...

07-03-2014 03:30 PM by MattyMattAg

I’m trying to beef up my knowledge on tree species, types of wood, spec...

7 07-12-2014 01:33 AM
View Monte Pittman's profile

Tree ID hopefully

07-04-2014 12:48 AM by Monte Pittman

I was cutting trees in north central Nebraska today. Ran across a tree that w...

35 07-12-2014 01:32 AM
View ranae1981's profile

Burls on tree???

07-04-2014 08:10 PM by ranae1981

My sisters bf has a tree he recently cut down because it died it hasn’t...

3 07-10-2014 03:01 AM
View tnwoodman's profile

looking for tx lumber mill

07-08-2014 07:45 PM by tnwoodman

I’m finally about to start getting some projects going, but I hit a wal...

9 07-09-2014 03:02 PM
View crampon's profile

Best wood for porch steps in a wet climate?

07-07-2014 08:04 PM by crampon

Hi folks, this is a little bit off-topic, but this is the best place I know o...

18 07-08-2014 11:34 PM
View woodoogolem's profile

Preserving rotten parts in wood for furniture

07-06-2014 08:36 PM by woodoogolem

I bought some low grade hard wood (damson or plum) which apart from some crac...

7 07-08-2014 09:22 PM
View paxorion's profile

Hardwood scraps - Smoking meat with cut-offs that have glue on it

07-04-2014 02:05 AM by paxorion

I have been going through cleaning up my scrap lumber stockpile, looking for ...

10 07-08-2014 06:28 PM
View chetrog's profile

Newbie , need lumber but where? Oregon

07-05-2014 07:10 PM by chetrog

I have a basic question that I’m hoping anyone could answer. I am new w...

15 07-08-2014 04:29 AM
View Chris's profile

Notice my Texas compadres: Looking Texas Mesquite logs, small 4"x11"

07-07-2014 05:22 PM by Chris

I am looking some air dried Texas Mesquite logs approximately 4”(dia.) ...

6 07-07-2014 10:07 PM
View Devin's profile

Cedar Shakes/shingles... Just acquired a bunch, need ides

07-07-2014 05:03 AM by Devin

I just acquired a bunch of cedar shakes that were on the roof of my grandpare...

2 07-07-2014 01:01 PM
View TelescopeMaker's profile

Ipe. Do I have rotted ipe?

07-07-2014 02:25 AM by TelescopeMaker

Someone gave me some leftover ipe from a dock he made. They were left in the...

3 07-07-2014 03:15 AM
View Lumberdamsel's profile

Is Walnut suppose to be a bit smoky when cutting or is that my chop saw?

07-04-2014 04:01 PM by Lumberdamsel

Hello, Its my first time working with walnut or any hardwood and i was a lit...

11 07-06-2014 06:33 PM
View TiggerWood's profile

Instead of getting the jointer I got wood

07-06-2014 05:34 PM by TiggerWood

There was a cl add that I saw a week ago that was two weeks old. I figured th...

0 07-06-2014 05:34 PM
View Micah Muzny's profile

What woods to avoid when making cutting boards?

07-04-2014 05:35 PM by Micah Muzny

I want to make a cutting board and wondering what hardwoods are safe to use. ...

12 07-05-2014 09:48 PM

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