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  1. General Woodworking Discussion
    Good afternoon all!! This is my first time on here and wanted to get everyone opinion on this. I've found some local places around me here in Tampa, FL for some lumber that I started making cutting boards with, coasters, etc. But every time I go, selection is absolutely horrendous. I get...
  2. General Woodworking Discussion
    Ok, so. Is purchasing wood online a good or bad idea? There are tons of websites out there where I can buy some wood but I'm not sure if it's good quality or even a good idea. I was looking to buy some standard hardwoods like walnut, cherry, oak, etc but I was also looking to buy some wood on...
  3. General Woodworking Discussion
    ok so this is a pretty generic question. Where is the best place and cheapest place to get hardwoods? The giant stores like Lowes and Home Depot only carry Red Oak and Maple. There is a lumber yard relatively close to my home, but they seem quite expensive. Any advise would be extremely...
  4. Woodworking Videos
    Here's a video by San Juan Carpentry in Colorado, cutting lumber with a band saw mill. I have a mill just like it, but these guys move a little faster than I do! The mill is a great way to salvage lumber and get exactly the dimensions and type of cut you want.
  5. New Member Introductions
    I need to find lumber yards in or near Westchester, NY that sell basswood and other types of wood for carving. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Will travel for good deals and interesting stores/sales. Thanks!
  6. General Woodworking Discussion
    I've just been given 6 10ft mahogany unfinished 2x4s. What would you suggest I do with them?
  7. General Woodworking Discussion
    Trying to find specific gravity of an exotic lumber I am working with was easy. But trying to locate one with similar was hard so I found this site and it showed me an article that listed an extensive list. Thought I would pass the website along. I have included the search page...
  8. Design & Plans
    I have a large (12' x 3' x 2'6") brick planter box on my front porch that I want to cover the face with some raised-panels (I can imagine it in my head, so if you need more details I can try an elaborate). To make the panels as cost-efficient as possible I was thinking of planing and joining...
  9. Forestry & Milling
    Couldn't believe this! Ad from Grand Rapids Press Grand Rapids MI in it’s entirety Woodworkers Wood Black Walnut, 149 BF, $1341 PA White Ash, 27 BF, $121 Oak, 23 BF, $75 White Ash, 33 BF, $148 Cedar, 55 BF, $110 Hickory, 14 BF, $75 Cherry, 2 BF, $11 16 years Air Dried. Sandy...
  10. General Woodworking Discussion
    Looking to get a some pieces of scrap wood. I want several different types, i.e. cherry, oak, poplar, walnut, etc. They can be small pieces, because I plan on cutting them down to about 1"x6" pieces to put together for some drawer faces. Any idea where I can get some scrap pieces like this...
  11. General Woodworking Discussion
    I was given a large downed Basswood tree. I think basswood is used for alot of things like carving blocks and drawer bottoms, but has anybody used it for furniture or cabinets? The sawyer says the tree should yield approx 250 bd/ft. I figure to have it all cut into 6/4 with centers cut to 4x6...
  12. Power Tools & Machinery
    I need a router table for a couple of projects I am working on. I have looked at the router tables at Lowes and Home Depot and would like some advice before I decide to make or buy one. The store bought ones seemed ot have improved a lot in the last few years. I will be using it mostly for...
  13. General Woodworking Discussion
    I know. The title sounds strange. But after browsing and reading several posts, I thought it wouldn't hurt to ask for some feedback. We have a friend who's trade is Trimwork. 48 years old. Two years ago, he decided to make a lifestyle changes and stopped drinking or doing anything else. He's...
  14. Forestry & Milling
    Alright i just remembered that on my land I have a cherry tree that is 4 ft wide chest-high. I know this because I held a 4 ft pry bar that i happened to have up to it a couple years ago about it was a little wider than the bar. Is this tree worth something in timber? I have seen where some...
  15. Forestry & Milling
    Alright I have ran into a few situations where family or someone has given me a HUGE discarded tree to sell for firewood, and it seems like I could have sold these to a local mill maybe. Saw I have a 13ft piece of oak that is about 3' wide at one end and slightly narrower at the other... I have...
  16. Forestry & Milling
    Trying to make a little book money for school and keep in touch with my manhood, I've been cutting up some firewood for sale. I have ran across some burl wood from Box Elders etc, and I have seen burl wood bring good money in some places like ebay.. How can I harness this burl wood I find to...
  17. Forestry & Milling
    I have been cutting up a tree line in the back of one of our corn fields to make a little side money on fire wood, knowing that much of this was black cherry. I think i just found out I might be throwing away big dollars that could be made by selling this to a local saw mill. Is this true...
  18. General Woodworking Discussion
    Hello All, I assume some of you have done woodworking in Massachusetts. Where do you buy lumber? I thought I'd tap the wisdom of the more experienced woodworkers on this forum. I'm a hobbyist slowly graduating from beginner to novice and have made a few pieces I am proud of in red oak from...
  19. Forestry & Milling
    Those of you in Washington (the real Washington, the state) who mill your own lumber, what is your best source of logs?
  20. General Woodworking Discussion
    I am new to Woodworking and love it. I have several projects lined up but I wanted to know a good source of lumber in the South Florida area (Broward). I checked out Home Depot but their prices are crazy. I am looking for Hardwood- Red Oak. Does anyone have any suggestions?
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