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Can anyone help identify this timber?

23 days ago by Jim88

I was given this wood buy my uncle who used to use in the printing industry a...

4 22 days ago
View AandCstyle's profile

Mail order lumber/McKinney Hardwood Lumber

27 days ago by AandCstyle

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

12 23 days ago
View daviddoria's profile

What are these discolorations?

28 days ago by daviddoria

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

16 23 days ago
View Bill's profile

Buying wood online

1137 days ago by Bill

Does anyone know of an online site to buy wood from? Are there any that are r...

22 23 days ago
View jp1953's profile

60 year old cutting board

923 days ago by jp1953

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

15 23 days ago
View Hmlee's profile

Best substitute for elm?

24 days ago by Hmlee

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

5 24 days ago
View athomas5009's profile

Milling lumber how flat is flat enough

25 days ago by athomas5009

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

6 24 days ago
View Ben's profile

help identify this oak

25 days ago by Ben

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

15 24 days ago
View Sawdustmaker115's profile

Question about small logs

26 days ago by Sawdustmaker115

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

1 25 days ago
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26 days ago by giser3546

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

2 25 days ago
View Curtis's profile

How should I mill this Red Maple.

26 days ago by Curtis

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

4 25 days ago
View summerfi's profile

Yard Sale Hardwoods - Help Identify?

26 days ago by summerfi

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

14 26 days ago
View fhdguy3441's profile

What is it?

27 days ago by fhdguy3441

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

8 26 days ago
View Oneway57's profile

Lumber stamps what do they mean?

26 days ago by Oneway57

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

5 26 days ago
View grenger's profile

cutting board wharping ??

27 days ago by grenger

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

9 26 days ago
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27 days ago by OldWrangler

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

8 27 days ago
View PaBull's profile

More projects from reclaimed lumber!

856 days ago by PaBull

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

16 27 days ago
View DocWithManyHats's profile

Where to buy logs for carving.

29 days ago by DocWithManyHats

Hi, I am in Brooklyn, NY. I want to make some carving of busts and other s...

7 28 days ago
View stefang's profile

Sawdust, a problem or a resource?

882 days ago by stefang

I was thinking about how much sawdust and shaving are created by LJ members e...

38 29 days ago
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Mesquite Experts

29 days ago by Blackie_

Since I’ve been dealing with a lot of mesquite as of lately, every now ...

14 29 days ago

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