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Finishing dovetails

02-17-2011 08:45 AM by umbach

Ok. I’m finishing a cherry bookcase and staining it a bit darker than n...

9 01-18-2013 10:00 PM
View groy87's profile

Working with redwood?

01-11-2013 05:58 AM by groy87

What is it like working with redwood? I’ve seen many pictures of beauti...

10 01-18-2013 09:00 PM
View Emma Walker's profile

Woods that stink when you cut or sand them.

01-11-2013 06:27 PM by Emma Walker

I’ve noticed that different woods have different smells when cut or san...

30 01-18-2013 08:49 PM
View Whitewalls's profile

Northern IL area

01-17-2013 11:00 PM by Whitewalls

I search Craigslist all the time and this ad has been on for a while. It get...

1 01-18-2013 03:05 AM
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01-17-2013 07:59 PM by krisrimes

I ran across this ad on craigslist and was wondering what some of you might c...

4 01-17-2013 10:03 PM
View dpwalker's profile

MDF Prices

01-16-2013 12:26 PM by dpwalker

In my area MDF 3/4”X4’X8’ is roughly $32 a sheet. Seems exp...

7 01-17-2013 02:13 AM
View ryanjared's profile

2x6 strength

01-16-2013 10:50 AM by ryanjared

i am looking at moving a buillding to my place that is 27×32 and weighs ...

2 01-16-2013 06:44 PM
View diemaker's profile

cutting board

01-10-2013 10:45 AM by diemaker

my first attempt in this forum, & also in making a cutting board which I ...

9 01-16-2013 04:28 PM
View axionn's profile

What to do with 14" walnut

01-15-2013 09:30 AM by axionn

I picked up some walnut this weekend that had been air drying in a barn for 6...

3 01-16-2013 03:07 AM
View will delaney's profile

Protective waxed Maple burl

01-15-2013 05:23 PM by will delaney

I have just purchased a maple burl that has a wax coating. I don’t ...

4 01-15-2013 06:11 PM
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can you use elm for furniture?

01-14-2013 06:48 AM by shelly_b

obviously you can use anything you want, but i have never heard of elm being ...

8 01-15-2013 03:34 AM
View cbehnke's profile

Lumber sources near Montpelier VT

01-14-2013 11:16 AM by cbehnke

I’m relatively new to the Montpelier VT area and would like to know whe...

3 01-14-2013 01:50 PM
View Emma Walker's profile

I want to build a solar lumber kiln.

08-31-2012 03:18 PM by Emma Walker

Our wooded acres have a lot of dead Dutch Elm trees that are still standing a...

18 01-14-2013 12:52 PM
View Mip's profile

Where can I get some buckeye burl?

01-13-2013 02:41 AM by Mip

Hello everybody. First time asking a question here. I am in the process of ...

2 01-13-2013 11:21 PM
View Sawdust4Blood's profile

Lumber source on Oahu

09-06-2011 01:36 AM by Sawdust4Blood

I recently relocated to Hawaii and am wondering if anyone can recommend a goo...

7 01-13-2013 09:05 PM
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08-25-2012 08:57 PM by Firebreather

I Live in Florida and lumber here at the Home stores cost a small fortune. I ...

19 01-13-2013 01:51 PM
View Bob817's profile

Bandsaw Blades

01-10-2013 05:30 PM by Bob817

Thought some of you might want to check this out! http://www.thisiscarpent...

12 01-11-2013 05:34 AM
View MrRon's profile

What wood to use for a cabinet

01-07-2013 11:12 PM by MrRon

I am building a cabinet to house an 100 gal aquarium. I figured I need 3 shee...

10 01-11-2013 01:36 AM
View HalDougherty's profile

Free Maple Turning Blanks...

07-16-2012 07:19 PM by HalDougherty

I had a big maple limb break out of a tree in my front yard. I’ve cut i...

6 01-10-2013 08:39 PM
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Alaska Chainsaw Mill question

01-09-2013 11:02 PM by DaveFFMedic

Whew! I just finished reading all of the forum topics about the Alaska Chain...

10 01-10-2013 08:03 PM

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