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07-09-2017 09:46 PM

Can anyone explain this? - 5 replies

This is the deal: I bought some rough sawn 8/4 walnut several years ago from a local hardwood lumber yard. The wood looked great, heart wood edge to edge. The ends of the planks were painted black, which is how it arrives at the yard from the saw mill to identify the pallet (red oak is green, poplar is blue, etc.) This is a photo of a sect...

09-08-2016 01:10 PM

Wood ID Help Please - 9 replies

I need help from someone who knows tropical woods way better then I do. The wood was recovered from an easel, I’m hoping it is a more common and easy to identify species. The color is a dark red/brown, much the same shade as some walnut, but with a distinct redding hue. The face grain is plain, much like Cherry, has about the same he...

08-29-2016 04:01 PM

Fractal Burning (my attempt) - 25 replies

Before I say anything, a tip ‘o the hat to Jim Jakosh for presenting this technique to me here on LJs! I read with interest on Jim’s adventures into this “fringe” area of woodworking and potentially re-animating corpses. Being a fan of both wood and electricity (I’m a EE by day-job), I had to give it a go....

05-29-2016 01:35 PM

Old 'arn gloat - 9 replies

Well, not really a gloat in the sense of finding these sitting on the curb, but they do fill a ‘gap’ in my power tool army that will make life easer (eventually)! I bought these at auction so I assume I paid a fair price, no steals but a bit less than I had anticipated and much cheaper then new. First up is my new bandsaw Power...

08-23-2015 12:27 PM

Wood Identification Please! (exotics) - 8 replies

I got some chunks of wood from the neighbor the other day and I’m at a loss as to what species they are.All the pictures are taken in strong sunlight, with the white balance (hopefully) set correctly. There appears to be no stains/finishes on the samples except for wax sealing the end grain. The first piece is basically a 2×4, 36&#...

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