|Forum topic by andrewsco||posted 05-18-2016 03:59 AM||557 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
05-18-2016 03:59 AM
This is my first forum post – I have followed a lot of projects and blogs on here but never got around to signing up!
I have been given quite a lot of brand new solid hardwood flooring for free and am in the process of ripping the boards down to size. In particular, I have been removing the tongue and groove bit, planing the bottom of the board flat and for any of the prefinished boards I have been removing that finish on the table saw as I don’t own a band saw (some boards were unfinished which is WAY easier!)
This post is more for some ideas than anything as to what to use all this wood for? I am fairly new to woodworking although have been into collecting hand tools for quite some time (just never seem to have the time to actually use them that much ;-). I have all sorts of different lengths / widths (some as narrow as 2” other at around 3.5”) and have got some walnut, oak, maple, ash, cherry and jarrah.
Boxes and chopping boards are probably a given but in particular i’m looking for furniture pieces I could have a go at that could accommodate such thin stock. I would like to practice hand joinery and the like. I was wondering about building the Paul Sellers tool cabinet that he has recently released a video series about, just not sure whether the stock is too thin or not.
Anyway, thanks in advance, look forward to hearing a few responses.