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  1. New Member Introductions
    Hi guys, I've just used my homemade scraper made from a hack saw blade which was not good anymore. I found it easier to scrape the existing finish off a curved drawer edge instead of sanding. I hope this will help someone else, as I don't really like sanding which is messy too. This is the...
  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. 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
    Hi Everyone, I was walking through the park today and came across this bridge. I can not understand how they made the top and bottom of the vertical pieces rounded. I suppose it would be easy enough to do on a wood lathe except for the fact that this piece would not spin very...
  5. Forestry & Milling
    I am looking for any good Honey Locust Logs in the Central Illinois, or St Louis general area's. I am planning a Honey Locust floor (I thought I had enough tree's on my farm) and it turns out that I am coming up short. I can fell the trees if needed. I will also consider 4/4 boards as long as...
  6. General Woodworking Discussion
    I'm in the process of having the Amish take a 160 y/o house on my farm. I'm loving learning about all this old wood! There is some cedar but 95% of it is old growth American Tulip/Yellow Poplar. What U can see in the photos is about 65% of the wood. There are about 20 huge 14" X 14" X 20' hand...
  7. Hand Tools
    I am getting into traditional woodworking, and began looking at buying an adze. It seems these tools are rare these days. I can only find a few online and they are all around $100+. Does anyone know if a pick mattock or pulaski axe can easily be substituted for an adze? Or, does anyone know...
  8. General Woodworking Discussion
    Does anyone use the timber trading marketplaces? Does it help in your business? Or what would you need to do better in your business?
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