|Forum topic by hypnos||posted 03-01-2010 04:47 PM||1628 views||0 times favorited||23 replies|
03-01-2010 04:47 PM
I got this wood from my wife’s step-mom, she was having her neighbor store it in his garage otherwise I would have known about it sooner. It came some years ago from another neighbor she was friends with, a woodworker who passed away. She doesn’t know what kind it is, and my only guess is some sort of red maple maybe? It seems like that’s quite a lot of heartwood for maple though, but most of it is pretty hard and heavy and feels really tight grained when planed like it…
There’s 11 or more boards, most of them at least 10’ long and all are an inch to 1 1/8” thick
I brought it home in my wife’s not-minivan (Mazda5 – seats 4 kids in the back and hauls lumber: @28mpg)
It’s definitely all from the same tree
I ran one of the few shorter pieces through my planer a few times and squared 2 edges – this isn’t the prettiest piece but it gives you an idea. The planer wasn’t happy about taking a board that was hard and not face jointed, it definitely got bogged down near that knot.
Here’s a link http://picasaweb.google.com/hypnos/Wood?? to the whole album with a few more pictures and the ability to zoom in to view it closer
I’m looking for advice milling rough lumber like this, advice on cleaning it up and getting the most out of it. Only a few ends of the boards are over 13 inches wide, I plan on building an 8’ long planer sled that should allow me to get one face flat. I’d like to avoid ripping these boards down too much, esp. not knowing what all I’m going to do with them yet.
Thanks for any advice or help identifying!
-- David P., Kansas City