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Forum topic by FancyShoes posted 04-25-2015 09:12 PM 771 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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FancyShoes

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04-25-2015 09:12 PM

I got 17 pieces at 1” thick, by 8’ long, 5.5” wide

All of this for…. $5. Yup!

I also got this slan at $10

Thanks for help


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JuniorJoiner

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#1 posted 04-25-2015 09:23 PM

is it a heavy wood? because the pictures look like Oak. Definately a nut wood, but could be anything from pecan to sassafras from the pictures. does it have any distinctive smell?

-- Junior -Quality is never an accident-it is the reward for the effort involved.

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knotscott

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#2 posted 04-25-2015 09:25 PM

The first 3 pics look like ash to me.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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firefighterontheside

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#3 posted 04-25-2015 09:41 PM

I’m not sure, but that top piece on the pile looks like birch to me.

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

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ric53

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#4 posted 04-25-2015 09:52 PM

The slab looks like it might be hickory

-- Ric, Mazomanie

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FancyShoes

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#5 posted 04-25-2015 10:05 PM

Thanks for all the suggestions. I dont know whatbto smell for. This is normally why i try not to buy wood at auctions, but there was enough of the same kind, so i figured it would be worth it.

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MrFid

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#6 posted 04-25-2015 10:06 PM

Heck of a score no matter what wood it is.

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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firefighterontheside

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#7 posted 04-25-2015 10:29 PM

I did a similar thing at auction last week. I paid 10 bucks for 7 unknown boards last week. Turned out to be cherry and walnut.

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

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FancyShoes

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#8 posted 04-25-2015 11:35 PM

What is the best source for the stickers people use between the boards to help them stay dry and flat?

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HamS

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#9 posted 04-25-2015 11:39 PM


What is the best source for the stickers people use between the boards to help them stay dry and flat?

- FancyShoes


I use a lot of 2×2 made from a 2×4 ripped in half. What is left is about 1/8 or 3/16 thick. They make great stickers.

-- Haming it up in the 'bash.

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JuniorJoiner

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#10 posted 04-26-2015 02:16 AM

usually white oak smells a bit like vinegar when wet, and sassafras can have a spicy smell.
what is is, is not as important as what u make from it, good score.
stickers can be made out of anything dry, and dry is important, as a sticker that absorbs too much moisture from the boards can mold, which leaves more than a stain.

-- Junior -Quality is never an accident-it is the reward for the effort involved.

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Woodmaster1

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#11 posted 04-26-2015 07:48 PM

That stack of wood of wood will make some nice looking projects. It will also give your new to you jointer a good workout as well.

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