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  1. General Woodworking Discussion
    My older son works for a tank manufacturer that builds tanks for fertilizer sprayers, fire trucks, etc. They receive large bunks of stainless steel or aluminum and in between the bunks are large "stacker" boards that normally measure around 3"x4". The boards are rough and sometimes weathered...
  2. 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...
  3. Timber Framing
    Hi - I'm trying to identify the species of some barnwood. The barn is in Iowa and was built in the 1840s. Attached are a few pictures that I received from the person taking down the barn. I realize it might be tough to positively identify without a more detailed picture of the sanded wood, but...
  4. General Woodworking Discussion
    I am in the theoretical design stage of building a new gaming table. My current table was thrown together with a quickness on a shoestring budget, and I'd like something I could really put some pride into. So this time around, I'm looking to use a better design and massively upgraded wood. It is...
  5. General Woodworking Discussion
    I am in the early stages of designing a screen door for the back of my house. I have thought about using Cypress or Western Red Cedar but am wondering what other woodworkers have to say. I live in Arkansas and the door will end up painted. I want something that is durable, easy to work and rot...
  6. General Woodworking Discussion
    Hi all, Need a little help identifying this hardwood blank, Its very hard/dense; well Aged (bought from an antique toolbox c1920) I just can't decide if its Macassar ebiony with its distinctive striped pattern, or rosewood(seems like a good match too) Here are some pics of it: Any...
  7. Joinery
    Hello, My project involves a vertically grained carcass 8.5" square and 5" tall. The bottom half will be walnut. The top half may be soft maple. The top half angles inward at about 45 degrees. All joinery will be mitered with floating stubs. One entire side hinges outward, similar to a...
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