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General Tips for Lumber Types

11-04-2013 06:11 PM by Oosik

Anyone have a good source to learn some tips and tricks or general purpose of...

14 11-06-2013 02:25 PM
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10-24-2013 02:42 AM by mbs

There is a local walnut tree that ive considered removing and slabbing for fu...

15 11-06-2013 01:34 PM
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quality wood sources

11-05-2013 05:54 PM by fradrums

I a newbe here and looking for a quality source for highly figured birdseye m...

2 11-05-2013 07:05 PM
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Waiting for Elm lumber...

11-18-2012 01:53 PM by Jarred

Finally had our American elm tree taken down this month after the signs of Du...

15 11-04-2013 05:02 PM
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Felled basswood tree; how quickly do I have to mill it?

11-04-2013 02:42 PM by TomB19

My parents had a large tree in their backyard. We are told it is basswood an...

2 11-04-2013 03:51 PM
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Novice lumber questions

10-31-2013 02:47 PM by HarveyDunn

I’m a novice. I’m waiting for some vintage planes to arrive, then...

11 11-02-2013 08:19 PM
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Anyone else like Spruce?

11-02-2013 04:40 PM by unbob

I really like this wood, I think its beautiful, and it hand planes so nice. ...

2 11-02-2013 06:42 PM
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Turning turning blanks into thin lumber

11-01-2013 08:54 PM by HarveyDunn

There is a place near me that stocks hundreds of turning blanks of all shapes...

7 11-02-2013 02:30 AM
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Bending Bamboo?

11-01-2013 05:40 PM by Eddie_T

My wife has a bath brush with a laminated bamboo handle. The bend in the hand...

2 11-01-2013 07:14 PM
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Reclaiming lumber from old solid oak doors

10-31-2013 04:48 PM by joel300zxt

Hey guys,Wanted to pick your brains about an idea I had. I have access to som...

2 10-31-2013 05:32 PM
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Hardwood at Menards

10-25-2013 03:14 PM by richgreer

I’m sure many of you have seen (and maybe purchased) hardwood at Menard...

22 10-31-2013 01:25 PM
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Wood Slab Table Cracking

10-05-2013 01:34 AM by matt123

Hello, I really could use some help! I recently finished putting togeth...

32 10-31-2013 12:23 PM
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Wood ID help

10-28-2013 01:44 AM by Wolfdaddy

I picked up this board the other day and I just can’t figure out what i...

14 10-31-2013 05:22 AM
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Working with reclaimed oak

03-08-2013 02:09 AM by Firefighter

I have the chance to get some reclaimed oak that was taken from an old barn. ...

12 10-31-2013 01:30 AM
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underlayment for garage ceiling

10-28-2013 07:05 PM by tws

Greetings, i am finally going to insulate my 24×24 foot garage. i ha...

15 10-30-2013 09:14 PM
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Ends of board burning when I cut them? Solution?

10-30-2013 03:40 PM by Micah Muzny

I am working on a project and when I make a cut with my circular saw the plyw...

9 10-30-2013 07:00 PM
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what species?

10-26-2013 12:10 PM by Woodn88s

HELPWHAT SPECIES IS THIS WOOD? It came from a tree in Illinois. I faced a...

14 10-30-2013 01:54 AM
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Need help identifying what kind of wood.

10-29-2013 08:54 AM by hansman1982

This comes from a barn in Iowa that was built sometime betwee 1880 and 1900. ...

7 10-30-2013 01:52 AM
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Question for the furniture maker’s using recyclable materials

10-13-2013 01:27 AM by David Dean

For some time my supports have up my board feet and oak to 500 to 700 bf and...

9 10-29-2013 11:40 AM
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Mystery Wood Find/Question

09-02-2013 03:51 AM by A10GAC

In my travels this weekend I stopped at a tag sale and saw this box of wood s...

19 10-28-2013 12:40 PM

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