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Things I Learned Today in the Shop #2: Spanish Cedar

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Blog entry by thiel posted 1790 days ago 1002 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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1) Spanish cedar isn’t Spanish.

2) Spanish cedar isn’t cedar.

3) I should have listened when my hardwood purveyor told me to wear a dust mask all day because Spanish Cedar TASTES HORRIBLE! It lingers on your lips for days! Yuck!

-- Laziness minus Apathy equals Efficiency



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a1Jim

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#1 posted 1790 days ago

Hey thiel
Didn’t you wear your lip mask

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 1790 days ago

Thiel, it is always a good day when we learn something. :) But it sounds like you had about a week’s worrth at one time.

Spanish cedar is actually in the mahogany family and is an oily wood. You should wipe the joint with acetone before glue-up to remove the oils and resins.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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PurpLev

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#3 posted 1790 days ago

Thanks for the free lesson… now I guess it’s up to us to do what your hardwood purveyor suggested you do, and you suggested we do huh?

never knew that about spanish cedar…

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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Don Newton

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#4 posted 1790 days ago

Spanish cedar is great for drawer bottoms. Kinda soft for much else. Used in the cigar industry for cigar boxes and humidors.

-- Don, Pittsburgh

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