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05-26-2016 04:51 PM

An honest discussion about workbenches. - 42 replies

Hi, I am 55 and have been working with wood since I was a child getting in the way in my father’s woodshop. I have used and built several workbenches and work surfaces over the years and I have formed an opinion about the workbenches I have used. Old, sexy workbench designs do not work for me. I simply do not do wood working the ...

10-22-2012 07:48 PM

Identify this wood - 40 replies

Hi, I pulled some wood out of a barn in S. Michigan and am trying to identify the wood in the pictures. It is straight grained, porous, light weight with a reddish-brown color. Looks kind of like Walnut except for the color and weight. My best guess is Butternut. Can anyone confirm this?

08-16-2010 02:35 PM

Hardwood Plantation - 2 replies

I recently inherited some land in Southern Michigan and am interested in starting a hardwood plantation. Are there any lumberjocks with experience in the field? I am interested to hear any comments or suggestions about running such an operation.

04-21-2010 03:22 PM

Kitchen Cabinets: Monolithic or Small Boxes - 5 replies

This is a question for the kitchen cabinet designers and builders. Do you prefer to build large, monolithic cabinets or small individual boxes and why?

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