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Forum topic by Lucasd2002 posted 10-10-2014 03:36 PM 869 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-10-2014 03:36 PM

Looking for a hardwood scraps so I can learn and experiment (and make a mallet, possibly).

I’m sure there are a few on here in Atlanta, although I expect more response from the locals via craigslist.

Either way, I will cross reference my post here:

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#1 posted 10-10-2014 04:26 PM

I use seasoned firewood for my mallets

-- David in Damascus, MD

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#2 posted 10-10-2014 11:01 PM

Lucas, I sent you a PM.

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#3 posted 10-17-2014 03:12 PM

I received an email via craigslist from a guy with oak flooring with some water damage in an isolated part of the floor. The entire flooring is being replaced with new flooring through his insurance company. He said I can have the old flooring if I remove it. He also said the flooring is 5 years old and that there is about 1,000 sq feet of red oak flooring and 700 sq feet of engineered oak flooring.

I assume the engineered stuff is veneer.

Any tips on removing flooring and minimizing damage to the wood?

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#4 posted 10-17-2014 05:00 PM

If it is floating, you will have no problem, just start yanking or maybe a circular saw. If it is nailed….

-- -Thorin Oakenshield, King Under the Mountain

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#5 posted 10-17-2014 06:22 PM

A nailed strip oak floor will be tough to pullup. The nails are very hard to remove from the subflooring. The strips will come up in splinters.

This lumber yard has a cull pile that sometimes has some good ‘scrap’. Call them and they should be able to tell what they have and how much it is. They are good people in person.

-- Chris K

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#6 posted 10-17-2014 09:00 PM

Lucas, open the phone book and look for cabinet shops. I pull tons of awesome material out of a 30yd dumpster every week. Maple, Oak, Alder, Hickory, Black Walnut, etc… some incredible pieces which just don’t fit their cuts.

-- Don Boston RECreations by Don

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