Wood & Tool Gloat

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Blog entry by Picken5 posted 09-06-2020 10:52 PM 499 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife and I went to an estate sale a couple of weeks ago and I came away with a ton of turning stock. Some 1.5×1.5, 2×2, and some 3×3 — most of it about 12” long. The species varied — some maple, walnut, cherry, oak, poplar and even some exotics like purple heart, padauk, mahogany, bloodwood, zebra wood, and bubinga. (Even a large block of basswood for carving.) I also scored some WoodRiver router bits, WoodRiver and Rockler forstner bits, and a Veritas Edge-Trimming Plane. With the exception of the large (2-5/8”) forstner bit and one of the small (1/4”) forstner bits, none of these had ever cut any wood — they were all new! The Veritas plane still had the purchase receipt in the box from 2006. Not shown in the pic are a magnetic feather board and a clamp. All told, everything cost me about $100. Pretty good deal I think. These should keep me busy for a good while.

While I could identify most all the wood species, there were 4 pieces that I believe are the same species. (See the last two photos below.) Sort of a medium brown, fairly straight grain, with moderate heft as I would expect of most hardwoods. They may be a variety of cherry… or elm maybe. If anyone can tell what these are, I’d appreciate it.

-- Howard - "Time spent making sawdust is not deducted from one's lifetime." - old Scottish proverb

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#1 posted 09-07-2020 04:54 AM

You scored! I am experiencing both happiness for you, and bitter envy :)

-- "wood" and "good" rhyme, but not "food"

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#2 posted 09-07-2020 10:23 AM


-- Petey

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