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  1. New Member Introductions
    Hi. I'm having difficulty identifying the species of this piece of wood. Can anyone help? Thanks.
  2. General Woodworking Discussion
    One of the tools I inherited recently is a bit of a mystery to me. It has a sanding bar across the bottom but no overhead assembly. I think it looks like a kind of drum sander but I don’t know how even pressure could be applied across a piece in progress. It is definitely home made. The frame is...
  3. Woodturning
    Hello all! I have inherited an old belt driven woodworking lathe and am very excited to get started working with it. It has been awhile since it was used, so I first went to break everything but the headstock spindle down to apply some wd-40 and general cleaning. When I went to turn it on it...
  4. General Woodworking Discussion
    Hi, I inherited two gorgeous wood slabs, and want to sell because they've been in storage for months and I can't think of a use for them (would be perfect as benches or coffee tables, but don't have the space). I am wondering 1) if anyone could help identify the wood species and 2) what the...
  5. Woodturning
    Recently acquired this. Looks like it has been repainted. I cannot fin any labels, numbers, painted over stickers, etc. Legs are all cast, heavy duty. Has a 1hp AJAX motor. Motor mounting plate is detachable with 2 large metal pins. Still in the process of cleaning and inspecting it...
  6. Hand Tools
    My neighbors just sold their home and are packing their stuff. They gave me an interesting hand tool, but I do not know what it is or what it is used for. It is rusty and appears to be old. It may not be related to woodworking - it could be for the kitchen, or farming, or some type of craft or...
  7. General Woodworking Discussion
    hello. first posting here. thanks in advance for any help. i have this wood log bed i recently inherited. i think it is very beautiful and unique, but i have no idea what type of wood it is. it seems that there are odd growths and marks from worms i believe, but i really am not sure. i have...
  8. General Woodworking Discussion
    I need help IDing these blocks of wood. The first and last picture shows what it looks like when slightly damp. The rest is when it's completely dry. This kind of wood smells really great. When I sanded it, it gave off a rather sweet smell. When water was dabbed on its surface, it also gave off...
  9. General Woodworking Discussion
    hi everyone, I have some hardwood beams 300mm x 135mm in section and I am wondering if anyone could advise on the timber species. I have attached images of the sanded worked wood and also images after it has been sealed with danish oil. Timber information: Heartwood color is variable...
  10. Forestry & Milling
    I am a stranger to darker hardwoods, hopefully someone can help me identify these: Thanks for your time! Also this is my first post on here. Jim :smile:
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