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What am I getting into with black locust?

09-17-2012 12:32 PM by lumberjoe

I went to the mill on Saturday to get some Ash for a table I am making and ha...

23 09-19-2012 09:11 PM
View ILL10's profile

Crabapple Boards

09-19-2012 01:58 PM by ILL10

Does anyone know where I can buy Crabapple boards? I live in Illinois, so any...

1 09-19-2012 08:59 PM
View AKSteve's profile

Padauk Sucks!

09-10-2012 01:22 AM by AKSteve

I got a 2 inch thick by 10 ft piece, and I started working with itoday. first...

32 09-19-2012 04:08 AM
View MsDebbieP's profile

Tips & Tricks: Wood Identification

11-30-2011 12:32 PM by MsDebbieP

What are your tips/tricks re: Wood Identification?- charts? descriptions? ...

12 09-18-2012 06:28 PM
View Randy_ATX's profile

Trailing edge of lumber never touches jointer knives

08-11-2012 04:45 PM by Randy_ATX

I purchased a used but in really good shape ~10 year old Grizzly 6” joi...

13 09-18-2012 06:18 AM
View JarodMorris's profile

DIY Solid Oak Floors

09-13-2012 08:51 PM by JarodMorris

I have a source from a shop where i can buy solid oak wood for about $0.50 pe...

44 09-18-2012 02:16 AM
View AJswoodshop's profile

Twisted boards!

09-14-2012 05:01 PM by AJswoodshop

Has this ever happened to you? I was buying some lumber yesterday, and I n...

9 09-17-2012 05:57 PM
View lazyoakfarm's profile

ANOTHER Craigslist find

09-16-2012 03:25 PM by lazyoakfarm

Another Craigslist find. we are building a house, so Im thinking that this w...

14 09-17-2012 05:05 PM
View missingdigitworkshop's profile

Glue Removal

09-16-2012 08:04 PM by missingdigitworkshop

I have recently rescued several feet of 3/4 ply that is covered on both sides...

4 09-17-2012 04:11 AM
View lazyoakfarm's profile

Found a truck load on Craigslist

09-15-2012 05:03 PM by lazyoakfarm

No excuse, I have to build something now.Got Walnut, Mahogony, Hard Maple, ...

5 09-16-2012 05:41 PM
View geofftirr's profile

Birch plywood

09-15-2012 03:14 PM by geofftirr

Ok so I am looking at picking a couple of sheets of baltic birch or similar (...

5 09-15-2012 06:39 PM
View rut's profile

How to cut a flat slot in cabinet bottom?

09-13-2012 01:54 PM by rut

I’m trying to come up with a way to create/cut a small flat slot in the...

15 09-15-2012 01:24 AM
View Nowa's profile

old wood

09-14-2012 05:10 PM by Nowa

Hi Guys – I am familiar with techniques to age wood color like tea, amm...

3 09-15-2012 01:01 AM
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01-14-2012 12:53 AM by KPW

Anybody ever use dogwood for anything? I sliced one up from my daughters back...

10 09-14-2012 03:33 PM
View unisaw2's profile

Live Edge Top from Burr Oak

09-12-2012 07:24 PM by unisaw2

Not sure if I like the live edge for a top. This is two boards around 15R...

9 09-14-2012 02:12 PM
View Jeff_in_LSMO's profile

Wood choice for beds with carved headboard

09-14-2012 01:29 PM by Jeff_in_LSMO

I’m looking to make a pair of twin low-post beds for our little girls, ...

0 09-14-2012 01:29 PM
View AJswoodshop's profile

What is your favorite wood?

09-09-2012 01:46 AM by AJswoodshop

There are a lot of different kinds of wood these days. I use the right wood f...

39 09-14-2012 04:21 AM
View Furnitude's profile

Advice about a stack of air-dried maple

09-13-2012 04:43 PM by Furnitude

My brother had a maple tree cut down and milled into boards. They have been ...

4 09-14-2012 02:25 AM
View juniorjock's profile

Lumber Prep

08-10-2012 01:19 PM by juniorjock

This may have come up before but I thought it would make a good topic –...

10 09-13-2012 05:08 PM
View Tugboat706's profile

Help with type of wood for workbench top?

06-26-2012 04:50 PM by Tugboat706

I’m getting ready to begin work on a for-real wooodworking bench, want ...

49 09-13-2012 01:56 PM

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