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ScottM

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03-13-2017 12:38 PM

We all know that there are countless forum topics here covering dust. Everyone has their own method of controlling dust or just their own way of keeping it out of their nose and/or lungs.

So I guess this is “dust” related. Saturday I was working on a project and cut a piece of walnut and thought to myself, “I love that smell”.

So just a friendly poll. What’s your favorite wood smell?

For me it’s a toss up between walnut and padauk. There’s just something about cutting into those, good or bad, that I like the smell of.


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chrisstef

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#1 posted 03-13-2017 12:47 PM

Spanish Cedar. Spicy.

-- Something, something, something.

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hairy

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#2 posted 03-13-2017 12:56 PM

Sassafras

-- stay thirsty my friends...

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Woodbum

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#3 posted 03-13-2017 01:33 PM

Myrtle Burl and Spanish Cedar

-- "Now I'm just another old guy wearing funny clothes"

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BurlyBob

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#4 posted 03-13-2017 02:00 PM

Cherry.

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Bill White

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#5 posted 03-13-2017 02:56 PM

Certainly NOT red oak. :)
Bill

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#6 posted 03-13-2017 03:00 PM

Red Oak.

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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Craftsman on the lake

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#7 posted 03-13-2017 03:35 PM

Mahogany… bad.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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Hammerthumb

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#8 posted 03-13-2017 05:28 PM

Ipe smells good, but I have recently become allergic to it.

-- Paul, Las Vegas

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oldnovice

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#9 posted 03-13-2017 11:35 PM

Cherry and walnut

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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poopiekat

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#10 posted 03-14-2017 04:27 AM

Anyone ever rough-machined Pecky Cypress? Get a snootful, you’ll want to retch in the corner somewhere.

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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TheFridge

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#11 posted 03-14-2017 04:35 AM

cocobolo

Easy poopie! You’re dogging my wood of choice! :) JK bud. I do love me some cypress though.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#12 posted 03-14-2017 11:01 AM

Walnut is probably my favorite.

-- Dust and coffee = ideal day

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Don Butler

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#13 posted 03-14-2017 11:28 AM

I like the aroma of Walnut and cherry, but I learned an important lesson which put me in the hospital.

Inhaling wood dust is toxic. Some woods are more toxic than others, but they all can harm you.

My advice: Use a good quality face mask. You won’t regret it as I did.

Don

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ScottM

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#14 posted 03-14-2017 11:53 AM



Anyone ever rough-machined Pecky Cypress? Get a snootful, you ll want to retch in the corner somewhere.

- poopiekat

Swamp funk!!

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#15 posted 03-14-2017 01:18 PM

I’m with Hairy, Sassafras. Smells like root beer, my favorite drink as a kid

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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