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Forum topic by pontic posted 09-25-2017 02:17 PM 883 views 0 times favorited 22 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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pontic

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09-25-2017 02:17 PM

The smelliest wood you have ever cut.

I don’t like Wenge.

-- Illigitimii non carburundum sum


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PPK

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#1 posted 09-25-2017 02:21 PM

Eucalyptus is the smelliest I’ve cut. I kind of like the smell though.

-- Pete

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RRBOU

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#2 posted 09-25-2017 02:25 PM

I love cutting sassafras. It smells like root beer. Cottonwood was thew stinkiest for me.

-- If guns cause crime all of mine are defective Randy

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knotheadswoodshed

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#3 posted 09-25-2017 02:39 PM

basswood stinks and so does ash IMO

-- Randy - "I dont make mistakes, I make design change opportunities" www.knotheadswoodshed.com

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bbasiaga

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#4 posted 09-25-2017 02:50 PM

On the other side….Doug fir makes the garage smell pine fresh. Too much and it’s sickening though.

Brian

-- Part of engineering is to know when to put your calculator down and pick up your tools.

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#5 posted 09-25-2017 03:03 PM

Definitely alder.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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buckbuster31

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#6 posted 09-25-2017 03:22 PM

red oak smells like cow crap on occasion.

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#7 posted 09-25-2017 03:35 PM

Might check the bottom of your shoe, buck.

;-)

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DocSavage45

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#8 posted 09-25-2017 07:40 PM

Found out I might be allergic to Oak, and I improved my dust collection asap.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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DMiller

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#9 posted 09-25-2017 08:58 PM

Olive. Or perhaps some Black walnut.

-- Dale Miller Modesto, CA "I can do all things through Christ, which strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13. "Woodworking minus patience equals firewood."

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Kazooman

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#10 posted 09-25-2017 09:05 PM

I haven’t used any in a long time, but I seem to remember disliking the smell of padauk.

Oak does stink when it is still wet. Kiln dried oak doesn’t have as much of the barnyard smell.

I don’t mind the odor of walnut, but the fine dust really gets my sinuses in an uproar.

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cebfish

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#11 posted 09-26-2017 02:39 AM

sycomore smells like cat piss. I love working with sassafrass

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DMC1903

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#12 posted 09-26-2017 03:24 AM

Port Orford Cedar, smells like wet ginger
Also Canary Wood, strange wet dog smell

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Andre

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#13 posted 09-26-2017 05:11 AM

Bog Oak from England.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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Monte Pittman

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#14 posted 09-26-2017 11:33 AM

Russian Olive, like a chain smoker with bad gas.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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Fred Hargis

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#15 posted 09-26-2017 04:27 PM

Zebrawood, smells like a wet dog…so that’s for the bad smells, for the good one I love cutting sassafras. Should add: I once cut some Chinese plywood that really smelled like chit.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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