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10-14-2015 05:40 PM

Cutting board finish problem - 19 replies

Hey guys, I can’t seem to find any info on this. I’ve made a few cutting boards and have finished them all with mineral oil and beeswax. I’ve put quite a few generous coats on them and let them dry in between. However, almost every time i put something wet on the cutting board I get some sort of water mark/stain on it. No...

10-06-2015 09:29 PM

Wood ID - Can't for the life of me figure it out - 20 replies

Hey guys, So I’m royally perplexed by this wood. The wood is EXTREMELY hard. Much harder than the bubinga, jatoba, purple heart I have. It’s very close in density and weight to Ipe. Any input is greatly appreciated. I planed down the top and it has a light orange/brown colour to it. Now the end grain is more pink, ...

10-05-2015 12:42 PM

Ideas for walnut cutoffs - 18 replies

While at the lumber yard on Saturday I went exploring and got to the back of their shop. They had 5 massive 15’ piles of wood cutoffs and scraps. These piles are all burnt and discarded monthly. I was just curious what was in there, so I went exploring. Lo and behold there were some really great pieces that definitely shouldn’t b...

10-04-2015 04:31 AM

Look at this ugly duckling - 5 replies

My wife wanted a new dining room table, so off we go to the lumber yard. She wants something that’s super rustic and weathered looking. We walked around the perimeter a few times before noticing an abandoned pile way in the back. The boards are super weathered, dirty… She loves them. They felt quite heavy, because of the weathered lo...

05-29-2015 10:22 PM

What's this horrible smelling wood - 16 replies

Hey guys, Long time lurker, finally decided to join. I need your wealth of knowledge. I got this small piece of wood from the local lumber yard. It was a dollar and I liked the grain and colour of it. I decided to use a piece today and when I made my first cut, I was overwhelmed with a smell of manure. It absolutely stunk!! The inside also ha...


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