First of all, feel free to educate me on the species of wood I have here.
Well, I had to be back to the church in an hour to help prepare for some renovation we are having done so I decided to take a quick trip home. Well, I pulled in to my regular dumpster check. This particular dumpster is one of the long ones. It even has an awning over it.
At first I did not see much worth jumping in for. Down at the far end though, I saw a board or two peeking out so I jumped in. I trapsed to the other end, climbing over carpet rolls, carpet padding, and reached a place with a few boards showing. The boards were not on top like I would prefer. I fished for a few boards to get a feel for whether it is worth moving things for.
I liked what I saw. Here is what I came away with. One half:
And the other half:
Here’s an example of the grain in the boards:
Other shots of the grain:
(Sorry for the glare)
...and the TS insert looks none too happy about the prospect of having to rip this stuff.
The back side of these is a bit different, but will still have to planed down from their current 3/4” thickness. After planing, I should easilly get 5/8 of material. The only down side from what I’ve seen is that this wood seems pretty brittle. I am somewhat cautious as to how this wood will act when milling.
As I stated in the beginning, I would like to know what wood I have here.
-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--