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Posted on What's your favorite wood to work with?

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Mosquito

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#1 posted 11-29-2012 04:16 PM

To work with, poplar. Why? Because I enjoy hand tool work (power tool work requires a 30+ mile drive). Poplar can be worked really well with hand tools, and the different grain patterns, inclusions, etc give it a real character.

So far, though, I think my favorite finished woods are Padauk and Red Oak, though I also really like mahogany.

I purchase almost all my wood kiln dried and dimensioned. Other than a hand saw (which I don’t have a dedicated rip saw yet) I have no good means to dimension rough lumber on my own yet. I don’t check moisture levels because I don’t have a moisture meter.

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