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08-17-2012 07:49 PM

I was at an estate sale this morning. The estate was owned by a woodworker. I was able to score some wood.
I am not even sure what most of this is as I am very new to woodworking. the whole stack plus the 4 large pieces on the floor cost me $7.00!!!! Did I overpay? (not serious)
Can any of you tell me what some of this stuff is? sorry if the pic quality isn’t good. All I have is a point and shoot.
Also anybody have any ideas as to what to make out of the box of small oak pieces? I couldn’t pass that up, it was 50 cents.


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#1 posted 08-17-2012 08:27 PM

Looks like figured walnut to me.

This looks like some sort of rosewood. Maybe East Indian, or cocobolo?

Regardless, nice score.

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#2 posted 08-17-2012 10:33 PM

I recognize the walnut and looks like some ash. The big question is what kind of camera you used to get such a nice closeup of that grain?

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#3 posted 08-18-2012 12:45 AM

Pic 8 – slab on left is cherry
Pic 9 – white pine
Pic 10 – mahogany
Pics 12 – 14 looks like curly walnut, mostly sapwood
Pic 19 – looks like planer-knife-nicked maple
Pic 20 – 21 cherry

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#4 posted 08-18-2012 03:38 AM

the camera is just a canon powershot elph 310hs.

thanks guys.

I have a question about different types of oak. It looks like there a few different types here but some of them are significantly lighter than others. Also some of them seem denser. Am I correct or am I mistaking oak with something else? Its late and I’m about to go to bed. maybe in the morning I can post some pics and descriptions of the varying pieces.

-- I tell you, we are here on Earth to fart around, and don't let anybody tell you different. -Kurt Vonnegut

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#5 posted 08-18-2012 03:59 AM

My recommendation for what to do with a box of small oak pieces is roast marshmallows with them, otherwise they do make nice cutting boards if it is white oak or kid’s toys from any of them. Maybe segmented turning as well. For 7.00 it looks like a lot of nice pieces to make some small projects.

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