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View DocWithManyHats's profile

Where to buy logs for carving.

07-22-2014 06:13 PM by DocWithManyHats

Hi, I am in Brooklyn, NY. I want to make some carving of busts and other s...

7 07-23-2014 09:06 PM
View stefang's profile

Sawdust, a problem or a resource?

03-21-2012 08:28 PM by stefang

I was thinking about how much sawdust and shaving are created by LJ members e...

38 07-22-2014 11:43 PM
View Blackie_'s profile

Mesquite Experts

07-22-2014 12:06 PM by Blackie_

Since I’ve been dealing with a lot of mesquite as of lately, every now ...

14 07-22-2014 07:20 PM
View ProfPenguin's profile

Using ash for end grain cutting boards?

11-10-2013 12:42 AM by ProfPenguin

I’ve been doing a bit of reading about using ash for cutting boards and...

3 07-22-2014 04:10 PM
View woodworkingdrew's profile

Moving vaneer plywood

07-22-2014 04:03 AM by woodworkingdrew

Does anyone have any tips on moving vaneer plywood for a one man crew? After ...

3 07-22-2014 05:05 AM
View natenaaron's profile

Wood for the bathroom

07-19-2014 05:39 PM by natenaaron

I am wanting to make a cabinet for the bathroom. I don’t have experien...

10 07-22-2014 12:17 AM
View Blackie_'s profile

Question, is Ipe and Nogal the same?

07-18-2014 03:37 PM by Blackie_

I recently read a topic and in some of the comments Ipe is considered to be a...

6 07-21-2014 01:26 PM
View Jenine's profile

Name that species! Go!

07-19-2014 01:35 AM by Jenine

Name this species, GO! (VERY heavy dense, antique dining table)

9 07-21-2014 02:07 AM
View docspencer's profile

Slab of cherry in need of a project

07-19-2014 01:35 AM by docspencer

I have this small slab of cherry that I don’t know what to do with .Any...

7 07-20-2014 09:47 PM
View 489tad's profile

Wood identification

07-17-2014 09:18 PM by 489tad

I’m not sure what this is. Beautiful but unknown. Sorry the picture...

13 07-20-2014 04:55 AM
View UpstateNYdude's profile

New Lumber Rack

07-19-2014 01:57 PM by UpstateNYdude

Just thought I’d throw up a pic of my new lumber rack I finished the ot...

3 07-19-2014 03:45 PM
View timbertailor's profile

My Hard Maple and Padauk just arrived!

07-18-2014 07:58 PM by timbertailor

I do not know about you guys, but I get really excited when I get a shipment ...

5 07-19-2014 06:22 AM
View Gixxerjoe04's profile

Free wood is the best wood

07-18-2014 01:53 AM by Gixxerjoe04

This past weekend I saw an ad on Craigslist for free walnut firewood just nee...

5 07-19-2014 12:43 AM
View TiggerWood's profile

Sanding what I thought was Walnut

07-18-2014 12:40 AM by TiggerWood

I wanted to get the saw marks out of the wood so I started with 120 grit. Thi...

20 07-18-2014 06:44 PM
View SlimPickins's profile

Brand new vintage-looking trailer

07-18-2014 11:32 AM by SlimPickins

Well, I haven’t yet dusted off my new trailer – sorry. This su...

5 07-18-2014 05:05 PM
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07-17-2014 10:34 PM by JUC

Good day, I want to make my first cutting board. What is a good hard wood for...

6 07-18-2014 02:26 AM
View KurtaKalbach's profile

steam bending .....spring back

07-13-2014 04:44 PM by KurtaKalbach

Was just wondering if anyone could tell me if there is a way to calculate the...

15 07-17-2014 04:48 PM
View tinnman65's profile

AnchorSeal Recipe

01-28-2013 02:45 PM by tinnman65

Does anyone have a recipe for making a anchorseal knock-off . I read you can...

10 07-17-2014 10:48 AM
View TexPanda's profile

RECLAIMED or REPURPOSED, How do you know if the pile of "scrap" is worth the effort?

07-16-2014 01:39 PM by TexPanda

Newbie here so this may be obvious to some, but recently after a moderate dem...

8 07-17-2014 03:34 AM
View gunsandsawdust's profile

looking for lumber

07-14-2014 12:37 AM by gunsandsawdust

I recently moved back to North Carolina after being away for 12 years. IR...

6 07-17-2014 02:35 AM

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