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Knockonit

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04-08-2018 04:50 PM

So anyone work with this, other than it smells decent to work with,

seems a salvage joint here in phx, has a gaggle of it as barn wood,, wondering uses???
Thans
Rj in az


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Ripper70

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#1 posted 04-08-2018 05:03 PM

Found these on the web. Looks like some nice stuff. Don’t know how it is to work with, though.

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#2 posted 04-08-2018 05:09 PM

I used it for this. http://lumberjocks.com/projects/92121

A few weeks ago I made 2 picture frames from the leftovers. It lost it’s fragrance sitting around for a few years. Still I wish I had more sassafras.

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#3 posted 04-08-2018 05:16 PM

The Wood Database include comments about workability for each type of wood.

http://www.wood-database.com/sassafras/

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#4 posted 04-08-2018 05:21 PM

I love working with it. If you look at my projects you will see table top I made for an old sewing machine base.

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#5 posted 04-08-2018 05:54 PM

I have used it for several smaller projects over the years. I found it enjoyable to work with both power and hand tools. It sort of does everything well. I built a lot of smaller projects with it and used it for odds and ends in my shop.

It made some nice turkey box calls. Well I thought they were nice my wife didn’t appreciate them. I don’t hunt but gave them to coworkers: the guy that supplied the wood (free) to me in the first place and another coworker that has acreage.

I mainly used hand tools for the projects with it just because the smell. Probably wasted a board foot or two in hand planing.

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#6 posted 04-08-2018 06:04 PM

Hey RJ,
Which salvage joint has this gaggle of wood … I live in Surprise and would like to add some to my stash …

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Knockonit

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#7 posted 04-08-2018 06:10 PM


Hey RJ,
Which salvage joint has this gaggle of wood … I live in Surprise and would like to add some to my stash …

- Grumpymike

Lumber yard at buckeye and 7th st, think its sol lumber, i’ll confirm once i find the info on it.
Rj

its Porter barnwood, 901 s. 7th st, essentially 7th and buckeye road, and while there take a look at some of the slabs they have out back, some are say 5ft wide, boy howdy do they have stuff.

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#8 posted 04-08-2018 06:24 PM

Hey, thanks Rj. That sassafras looks like some fun stuff.
I get my mesquite from a guy in CG. I’ll stop by that Porter Barn wood place next time I’m down that way for mesquite. I’m in Snowflake.
Any of you guys in the valley know where I can get some fairly clear 4/4 pine?

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#9 posted 04-08-2018 10:10 PM

Works well, smells great, and is fairly affordable around here.

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