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02-05-2013 07:56 PM

Have any LJs purchased lumber from Packard Woodworks? - 7 replies

Just curious as to whether anyone out there has purchased lumber or project wood from Packard Woodworks? I receive their catalogs and their prices are pretty good. I usually buy my wood from one of two local Woodcraft stores, but thought I crowd source this to see if anyone has had great/not-so-great experiences. Thanks in advance for the gui...

03-18-2011 04:53 PM

Bandsaw blade choice question - 7 replies

I recently purchased a Rikon 14” bandsaw. The blade length is 111” and I bought a 1/2” @ 3TPI blade for resawing lumber into thin strips for cutting board projects. I noticed, when I experimented with a scrap piece of wood that I wanted to cut an arch shape, that the 3TPI made the cut edges pretty rough. It makes sense. I al...

11-16-2010 10:40 PM

Morado question - 3 replies

I picked up some beautiful Morado at my local lumber yard this weekend. I asked the owner whether he knew anything about woods he carried that were not food safe (end goal is for end grain cutting boards). His reply was “so long as you stay away from the rosewood family, you should be OK.” So, after purchasing the Morado I went ho...

10-10-2009 08:49 PM

Can someone help me identify this wood species? - 29 replies

Hello fellow LJs. I ran into a question about a wood species I uncovered. Today I was refinishing what I thought was an antique walnut side table from my living room. The top was falling apart and all of the old joints were loosening. I even purchased some great looking curly walnut from our buddy poroskywood to make a new top. Well, I took t...

05-26-2009 09:40 PM

Where to purchase lumber online? - 32 replies

Wasn’t sure where on LJ to pose the question. Has anyone out there in LJ land purchased lumber online? Any great experiences? Any bad experiences? I don’t have a jointer/planer and I’m looking to purchase dimensional maple/cherry in 3/4” thickness. I know it is more expensive than planing your own, but for the numbe...

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