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Forum topic by augdog posted 02-02-2015 02:53 PM 572 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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augdog

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02-02-2015 02:53 PM

I’m planning on making some pieces from white oak and they will involve a little steaming and a lot of practice. What wood is a good stand in to practice with? Red? White oak prices are through the roof and I would like to do a few trail runs with something cheaper that has similar density/workability qualities to white oak. I don’t care about the color or appearance.


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#1 posted 02-02-2015 04:33 PM

Look at Ash. Similar color and grain structure.

-- Respectfully, Paul

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#2 posted 02-02-2015 04:41 PM

Where are you located, around here I can get dry, rough white oak for between $1.00 and $1.25 per board foot.

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#3 posted 02-04-2015 03:58 PM


Where are you located, around here I can get dry, rough white oak for between $1.00 and $1.25 per board foot.

While I can’t get white oak that cheaply in my area, it’s still cheaper than red oak. Red oak just isn’t the wood that white oak is.

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