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Mail order lumber/McKinney Hardwood Lumber

07-25-2014 01:15 AM by AandCstyle

A little over a year ago I asked about others’ experiences regarding or...

12 07-29-2014 12:57 AM
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What are these discolorations?

07-23-2014 12:31 PM by daviddoria

I am working with some cherry. I noticed some discoloration in a very “...

16 07-28-2014 03:53 PM
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60 year old cutting board

02-09-2012 05:07 PM by jp1953

My parents brought this cutting board from Peru in 1951. Been in the ...

15 07-28-2014 11:43 AM
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Best substitute for elm?

07-27-2014 03:50 AM by Hmlee

I’ve been working on a rather large media console for a while. Original...

5 07-27-2014 09:29 PM
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Milling lumber how flat is flat enough

07-26-2014 09:28 PM by ajthomas5009

Earlier this week I completed a planer sled for milling lumber. For the past ...

6 07-27-2014 04:58 AM
View Ben's profile

help identify this oak

07-26-2014 03:11 AM by Ben

I was told this was a certain species, but I’m not sure I agree… ...

15 07-27-2014 02:44 AM
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Question about small logs

07-25-2014 04:48 PM by Sawdustmaker115

Hello,Here is my question, so i cut down a small dead birch and a...

1 07-26-2014 03:31 AM
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07-26-2014 01:28 AM by giser3546

My girlfriends parents are cutting down a magnolia tree and offered me the wo...

2 07-26-2014 03:26 AM
View Curtis's profile

How should I mill this Red Maple.

07-26-2014 01:49 AM by Curtis

Any ideas how I should mill this Red Maple. I’m not sure if there is a ...

4 07-26-2014 03:20 AM
View summerfi's profile

Yard Sale Hardwoods - Help Identify?

07-25-2014 04:22 PM by summerfi

I picked up this wood at a yard sale this morning for $2. I’m certain i...

14 07-26-2014 12:33 AM
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What is it?

07-24-2014 08:12 PM by fhdguy3441

I recently stumbled across about a dozen pieces of wood in my attic that the ...

8 07-25-2014 10:32 PM
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Lumber stamps what do they mean?

07-25-2014 01:06 PM by Oneway57

As you know from my last post”barn full of redwood”. I have reloc...

5 07-25-2014 09:14 PM
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cutting board wharping ??

07-24-2014 11:33 AM by grenger

Any idea? This board was done over 4 months. Gave it to a friend and it whrap...

9 07-25-2014 03:10 AM
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07-24-2014 10:15 AM by OldWrangler

Does anyone know of a source for really colorful Padauk boards? I am needing ...

8 07-25-2014 01:23 AM
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More projects from reclaimed lumber!

04-17-2012 01:26 AM by PaBull

I know some of you folks out there don’t like wood if it is new and pai...

16 07-24-2014 08:20 PM
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
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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
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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
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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
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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

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