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Forum topic by skidiot posted 12-23-2009 05:22 AM 965 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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12-23-2009 05:22 AM

Since I work with skids and found wood I seldom really know what kind of wood I am using. I am working on a simple bench for my sisters mudroom. It is going to be painted so I grabbed a large crate that has been hanging around too long. I thought it was willow or cottonwood since it is light weight and light in color. When I went to plane it the tearout was incredible. So now I kind of figure it to be some kind of soft elm. I have heard that elm is nearly impossible to work with power tools. So i will sand it down a bit and try my hand at faux primitive finish. With the tearout it kinda looks like it was hewn with an ax!

-- skidiot northern illinois

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#1 posted 12-23-2009 08:53 AM

I have hda that same problem with some pallet wood before. Tried going the other direction (sometime I read grain wrong) did not help. Pitched it and grabbed another board.

Good luck.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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