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post #1 of 11 Old 04-27-2013, 12:39 AM Thread Starter
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Hello from Nebraska

Howdy folks.

Just found this place and I already like what I see. I just picked up a bunch of woodworking tools at an estate sale and I'm loving learning how to work with wood.

The first thing I made was pretty simple, just a cutting board. Is using red oak a good idea for a cutting board? the grain seems pretty open.
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Welcome. I have seen oak cutting boards but I prefer tighter grained woods. It seems like there is more risk of contamination with oak but freely admit to lack of documentation.
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Welcome - This is a great site (my favorite). Oak is not a good choice for cutting boards because as you stated, it has an open grain. As a self taught woodworker, may I suggest making things for your workshop as practice projects. I ended up making mistakes I could live with, but that's how I learned. I can now see how I've improved over the years.

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Welcome! Where in Nebraska?
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Papillion.
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Hello and welcome to the WW Forum.

Agree with the advice to make for your shop at first. There are lots of suggestions in the periodicals for useful shop fixtures and accessories.

Six years ago when I moved to a larger shop (home based) I spent the first 2 years making shop fixtures before the first "export" from my shop!

Good luck and great fun

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Glad to have you! I'm from Kearney, myself.

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Papillion.
Excuse my ignorance because I am in Oz. But is Papillion close to, or part of Omaha.

I have a feeling it might be, but then again it could be in Alaska for all I know.

Their is a reason for my query as I may well have been there,

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You are correct. I'm right outside of Omaha.
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