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Lilac wood

11-28-2012 02:18 AM by john2005

So I have access to a trunk from a dead lilac. It has been described as appr...

4 11-29-2012 02:22 AM
View Holbs's profile

my first trip to local hardwood lumber store

11-29-2012 01:21 AM by Holbs

Popular 4/4 = $2 and some change for a board square foot. MDF 4’x4R...

2 11-29-2012 02:07 AM
View Elizabeth's profile

Flattening short logs for resawing

11-27-2012 06:09 PM by Elizabeth

I’ve got a handful of logs in the 12 to 18 inch long range, and I want ...

9 11-28-2012 03:34 AM
View berlinguyinca's profile

Wooden dog bowl?

11-27-2012 05:21 AM by berlinguyinca

Hi a short question, I’m in the need of a couple of dog bowls for my...

13 11-27-2012 07:10 PM
View RussellAP's profile

A thank you to all who helped me with this project.

11-27-2012 02:04 AM by RussellAP

For those of you who offered advice and inspiration in the completion of this...

7 11-27-2012 03:02 PM
View ~Julie~'s profile

Wood Identification Help Please

11-22-2012 12:05 AM by ~Julie~

Can anyone help me identify this wood. I was given some offcuts of hardwood ...

17 11-26-2012 03:30 PM
View 1goldsniper's profile

Is a half dead maple tree of any value?

11-26-2012 03:15 AM by 1goldsniper

I found a half dead silver leaf maple tree and was wondering if it is worth c...

2 11-26-2012 04:55 AM
View Jay Nolet's profile

Bandsawing logs question

11-25-2012 04:48 PM by Jay Nolet

Hello all. I was able to drag a downed red oak tree in four nine foot section...

4 11-26-2012 04:42 AM
View JasonA's profile

Durable wood choice for a kitchen table & 3 kids!!!

11-24-2012 04:39 PM by JasonA

My next project is going to be a new dinning table. I been thinking about th...

3 11-26-2012 02:09 AM
View gko's profile

Glue failure on douglas fir

11-24-2012 08:50 PM by gko

I’m making a quick manger for our church out of scrap lumber. Found a ...

9 11-25-2012 07:33 PM
View Holbs's profile

which wood is best, for beginner / amateur?

11-22-2012 08:16 PM by Holbs

I just received my “The Complete Illustrated Guide To Joinery” by...

23 11-25-2012 06:26 PM
View gregb's profile

Question about OSB fasteners

11-25-2012 02:29 PM by gregb

I’m hoping this is the right fourm to post this. I am building some ca...

1 11-25-2012 02:48 PM
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running finish through a planer

11-19-2012 05:34 PM by dakremer

I just salvaged an old baby crib someone was throwing away. Made of all solid...

27 11-25-2012 01:04 PM
View David's profile

1880 Lumber

11-25-2012 12:40 AM by David

Just was blessed with about 3000 BF of reclaimed timbers from a barn built in...

5 11-25-2012 12:59 AM
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11-24-2012 04:45 PM by RussellAP

I have been looking for some cherry for quite a while now. My wood guy is kne...

5 11-24-2012 07:43 PM
View ChuckV's profile

My Black Friday Purchase

11-23-2012 07:27 PM by ChuckV

I did my duty today and made a Black Friday purchase. I bought about 90 bf o...

19 11-24-2012 05:36 PM
View Alan S's profile

Survey: How small do scraps have to be before you throw them away?

11-21-2012 02:59 AM by Alan S

The title says it all. What size of wood scraps get thrown away in your shop...

36 11-23-2012 04:44 PM
View Willeh's profile

Test your knowledge: Identify the Species!

11-21-2012 02:07 AM by Willeh

Ok Lumberjocks, need some help identifying some wood. The wood came from a...

15 11-23-2012 03:22 AM
View Monte Pittman's profile

Catalpa wood, any good?

11-21-2012 08:42 PM by Monte Pittman

I have a chance to get a few rather large Catalpa trees. Pictures of the woo...

13 11-22-2012 11:57 PM
View mIps's profile

Question on drying

11-21-2012 04:29 AM by mIps

A neighbor was pruning their maple tree and I talked them out of a branch abo...

5 11-22-2012 09:52 PM

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