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Forum topic by bubbastinks posted 08-30-2014 01:28 PM 758 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-30-2014 01:28 PM

hi all,
first post here but have been reading for a while. i’m pretty new to woodworking but have the bug something fierce! Started with a score of 5 pallets of free shorts of white oak, walnut and maple with a bit of cherry and some random exotics mixed in. Still having a blast working through it.

So, I see some lomger rough sawn boards on craigslist. roughly 9’ long 1 1/4 by 10. He says “probably pine”. but I don’t think so although I’ve never seen rough cut pine.

Can ya’ll help me out? I can’t seem to insert pics from the ipad but here’s the link…

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#1 posted 08-30-2014 01:47 PM

Looking at the poor pictures I’d say it’s probably pine.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#2 posted 08-30-2014 01:58 PM

Either pine or white oak, based on color and knots. Picture 3 makes me think oak, but the quality is not good. If it’s pine it’s not a bad price if you can mill it yourself, if it’s oak then it’s a total steal. You’ll know by the smell when you get there.

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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#3 posted 08-30-2014 02:06 PM

One of the pics with the tape sure looks like oak, but some others look more pine.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#4 posted 08-30-2014 02:15 PM

White oak

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#5 posted 08-30-2014 02:16 PM

In pic 6, the first things that jumps out at me is oak. The rest are sort of a crapshoot. You could have different types of wood there, though the colors of all the boards are pretty similar. Good thickness though, my favorite rough sawn dimensions to start with are 6/4 or 5/4. That translates to 1 1/2 inches thick and 1 1/4 thick.

-- The Wood Is Your Oyster

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#6 posted 08-30-2014 02:17 PM

thanks guys, I thought exactly the same thing. I do have a planer and for white oak it would be great! Scratch and sniff pictures would be helpful.

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#7 posted 08-30-2014 03:07 PM

With little information, my guess is soft maple with, maybe, a board or two of oak thrown in.

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