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what to do with beech?

hey guys, ive got two planks of beech in raw form which will probaly finish up at around 6x3/4inch and 9x3/4 inch and both being 6feet long. any ideas on a nice project to make with them? i also have a sheet of 8x4x3/4 pine faced mdf that can be used with the beech or any ideas on something to make with the mdf on its on? thanks for your help!
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about all I've seen beech used for is carving and moddeling
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whatever you do with it, use a respirator. the dust is toxic.
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whatever you do with it, use a respirator. the dust is toxic.
Thanks for the advice Tim, I never would have guessed. So far I have 2 boards tried up with a handplane but still none the wiser as to what to do with em just yet so I think I'll let them sit on the rack a little while longer until I get some more ideas. Thanks for your help!
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Use the beech to make a small step stool for the wife and kiddies

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I stole this off the web..




You must have a plant around there somewhere... if not, Then you're going to need one when you finish this.

I cut it 3 times..... and it's still too short.

Dont go ninja'ing anybody that dont need no ninja'ing...
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Beech is excellent for making toys. It is tasteless and don't give any splinters when the toddlers chew on them. You can also turn rolling-pins and and pepper mills.
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Beech can be used to make homemade planes
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