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The woes of Oak

07-26-2012 08:04 PM by pdegreyt

I have a question for those of you in the US why does US oak not stain your h...

17 08-11-2012 05:29 AM
View TopamaxSurvivor's profile

Bending green wood into oval boxes

08-10-2012 03:59 AM by TopamaxSurvivor

Today I spotted a fresh cut ash log about 20 ” in diameter. I was too ...

9 08-11-2012 05:08 AM
View SamuelP's profile

What type of wood for my first box?

08-10-2012 06:23 PM by SamuelP

I am looking to build a keepsake box for my wife. I will be using hand too...

11 08-11-2012 02:09 AM
View yellabret's profile

wood porn - milling trees from your own property revisited

05-15-2012 08:30 PM by yellabret

just joined – and read another post on this subject and it was the reas...

37 08-10-2012 03:34 PM
View SchottFamily's profile

Usable? 50 yr old 12" 4/4 reclaimed red oak

08-10-2012 07:54 AM by SchottFamily

I just bought a house that was built in 1965 and pulled a half dozen 15’...

11 08-10-2012 03:32 PM
View PatRI's profile

maple slabs drying

08-10-2012 02:46 AM by PatRI

Hello I am new to woodworking and in April my wife and I came back from a tri...

4 08-10-2012 11:29 AM
View yellabret's profile

quarter sawing for a newbie

08-08-2012 02:40 AM by yellabret

i have a friend/potential client that wants me to make some things from some ...

18 08-10-2012 02:56 AM
View Moron's profile

Gibson Guitars Settles

08-06-2012 07:05 PM by Moron

It’s about time. Guessing this should be a lesson to everyone. http://www....

57 08-09-2012 02:20 PM
View grunex's profile

Using elm in framing

08-09-2012 01:39 AM by grunex

I run a dairy farm as well as my land clearing business and have recently sta...

12 08-09-2012 01:17 PM
View ChuckV's profile

NZ Woods

08-07-2012 02:28 PM by ChuckV

Back in 1985, I was working as a contractor for a small company in Santa Barb...

3 08-09-2012 01:46 AM
View TuckerFan's profile

5/4 and 4/4?

08-08-2012 05:07 PM by TuckerFan

Another dumb question from me…as always. In starting a Adirondack chai...

13 08-08-2012 06:28 PM
View CplSteel's profile

Mountain Shed, Fir and Redwood

08-08-2012 08:08 AM by CplSteel

Old growth Fir and Redwood, most of it was milled on site. There is a fu...

8 08-08-2012 04:55 PM
View lynchburgbull's profile

Im looking for Willow, Hazel and Yew

08-08-2012 09:49 AM by lynchburgbull

I live in the Dallas area and im having a very hard time finding the above wo...

2 08-08-2012 03:31 PM
View RaggedKerf's profile

newbie questions, found wood and branches

08-05-2012 09:26 PM by RaggedKerf

Hi all, I’ve been reading a while now and after countless fruitless sea...

20 08-07-2012 09:03 PM
View Dallas's profile

Lost another Beauty Yesterday

07-19-2012 04:14 PM by Dallas

We had on our property couple of beautiful Live Oaks in the 80 – 100 y...

40 08-06-2012 04:45 PM
View JohnEinNJ's profile

What kind of wood is this?

08-05-2012 03:39 PM by JohnEinNJ

I bought a used wooden playset for the lumber, thinking it was redwood. Woop...

2 08-06-2012 02:22 AM
View AngieO's profile

What kind of wood is this? My frame "fail" :(

08-05-2012 03:29 AM by AngieO

Well… I think I learn something new every time I make something. Today&...

4 08-05-2012 05:55 AM
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08-05-2012 01:38 AM by krisrimes

Any ideas as to what you could do with something like this? It sounds kind of...

2 08-05-2012 02:13 AM
View Bill St.Pierre's profile

Reclaimed Walnut Log

07-18-2012 11:31 PM by Bill St.Pierre

I have recently dug up this 30’ walnut log on a job I was w...

12 08-04-2012 01:21 AM
View Kernal's profile

Albuquerque Wood Supply

08-01-2012 07:33 AM by Kernal

Hi All, I’m living in Albuquerque and slowly getting into woodworkin...

13 08-04-2012 01:08 AM

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