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01-17-2016 01:46 AM

Jatoba after 240 dishwasher runs - 16 replies

I thought y’all might be interested to see this. I’ve always heard that a dishwasher is rough on wood, so you would need to do things like wash wooden cutting boards by hand, etc. I was curious to see how a piece of jatoba (I think it’s also called Brazilian cherry) would fare in the dishwasher. I had a leftover piece from a pr...

03-10-2015 05:14 PM

Ideas for how I can keep this slab from cracking? - 5 replies

Due to all the ice storms lately, I obtained this Y-shaped section of a neighbor’s downed tree. Due to a characteristic of the tree (I haven’t yet figured out what kind of tree it is) or possibly some onset of disease, it has some really interested dark streaks throughout the heartwood. My plan is to make two 2” slabs from it a...

09-04-2014 11:35 PM

Can you identify this wood? - 43 replies

Ok jocks, I need some help with this. I found a couple pieces of a log next to a road and since they looked in good condition, I decided to take them home and mill them up on my table saw. I’d like to know what kind of wood it is. Below are some pictures of the cut board with a piece of the bark and then a photo of the end grain. I can tel...

03-29-2014 05:11 PM

Anybody seen this type of dowelled drawer joint before? - 15 replies

Hey folks,My neighbor has this antique oak washstand. The drawers have an interesting joinery style that I hadn’t seen before. I found this picture (attached) online of the same kind of joint from a washstand that is for sale on Ebay. Looks like they did a series of dowels, but it’s interesting that they used a series of overlapping ...

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