Merlau

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  1. another vote to get the saw stop.. no one can afford to loose a digit.. and the extra cost is a bargain compared to the doctor bills you would get
  2. this magazine rack was brought in for repair and i dont recognize the style,, the shield on each end has a purposely lighter band diagonally across the shield... the finish is a mystery, i have tried DNA and mineral spirits, lacquer thinner, and as a last resort acetone.. none of which seem to loosen the finish to a major degree but i have gotten some stain or dirty looking stain on the rag.. the top needs to refinished.. but if this is a expensive antique i dont want to devalue it. this is solid walnut and has a note under the top stating a "116 mahogany" which i assume is a stain color.. why stain walnut, i have no clue there are drips on the finish like someone has done something to it since it was originally finished, cant believe its a factory job with all the drips showing..
  3. welcome steve and liked the last part of your story.. sometimes others dont understand the methods of this trade
  4. another old hammer swinger and estwing straight claw, the curved claws dont dig in on a slippery roof deck in the days before gun nails.. sythetic handles mold to your hand to some degree.. if you pick up your buddys hammer it wont feel the same.20oz for almost everything and a 24oz for pole barns no checker board my finger got hit enough with smooth dont need the waffle look to them:)
  5. the 5th picture is of the inner panel of the doors.. and it does appear to be similar to elm paneling my parents have. so does anyone have a recommendation of what i can use to make these dooors that wont stand out to much after finished?
  6. pictures as promised.. the last 2 are white oak for comparison. looks like gray elm or maybe red elm is what this was made of from what i have seen of it..
  7. i will take picture of what they have but i am over 80 percent sure what this is from my wood experience.. weight and the grain structure.. it has some qtrswn areas with no ray fleck at all.. i will post pics for the wize ones to see:)
  8. i was told elm, was used and am wondering if substituting ash or white oak could be stained to match ok? the old wood has a pickled look right now and they are wanting to get a amber looking pine stain color on the whole piece.. the grain of elm is similar to the ash or flat sawn white oak..
  9. i have a friend who wants me to make 3 new doors for one i went to see it today and the wood doesnt look like oak.. no ray fleck at all and the back looks like t&g porch flooring hemlock perhaps.. the front area had alot of milk paint on it that they have cleaned off mostly.. so wood color is disguised. did they use other woods for these back in the day and if so what was it.. this wood is hard but not heavy like white oak is. i have one door and the lower drip tray door that i can get a picture of if needed.. thanks for the help also any ideas on how to get the rest of the milk paint off the piece.
  10. woodwerker you got a picture or source of that tube full of magnets we could see?
  11. Merlau

    Standards?

    also OSB is uni directional so you can allow for wood movement in all directions:)
  12. i have both, and prefer horizontal for the majority of it. have vertical for shorts and leftovers from projects or special pieces. have got mostly air dried lumber but some is kiln dried.. depending on the lumber the vertical storage can cause some cup from end to end if you dont have it stacked right. i dont have access to my pics so cant post any.. the lumber yards in m area stack horizontal for large amounts and show rooms are vertical.. i use the vertical storage area for the picking of piece for a project the lighting is better for that there.
  13. thank you for the answer mike,, i guess i have been to stringent in the past..
  14. this kinda directed at Eric,,, the above quote mentions knots in walnut FAS? to me FAS should be clear.. what your thoughts on what qualifies FAS walnut? michigan pricing: ALDER BF: 1+ 100+ 500+ 1000+ 1" Superior 4.71 3.61 3.33 3.07 1-1/4" Superior 5.16 3.96 3.65 3.36 1 1/2” Superior 5.81 4.46 4.10 3.78 2" Superior 6.08 4.67 4.30 3.96 1" Prem. Frame Knotty 2.67 2.05 1.88 1.74 2" Prem. Frame Knotty 2.75 2.11 1.95 1.79 ASH BF: 1+ 100+ 500+ 1000+ 1" Sel&Btr 3.46 2.66 2.45 2.25 1" Sel&Btr Qtr Sawn 5.35 4.11 3.78 3.49 1" No.1 Com 2.43 1.86 1.72 1.58 1" No.2 Com 2.11 1.62 1.49 1.37 1-1/4" Sel&Btr 3.68 2.82 2.60 2.39 1-1/2" Sel&Btr 4.00 3.07 2.83 2.60 2" Sel&Btr 4.13 3.17 2.92 2.69 2-1/2" Sel&Btr 4.56 3.50 3.22 2.97 3" Sel&Btr 4.84 3.71 3.42 3.15 4" Sel&Btr 5.70 4.37 4.03 3.71 Bat Blanks 17.50 ASPEN BF: 1+ 100+ 500+ 1000+ 1" Sel&Btr 2.58 1.98 1.82 1.68 BASSWOOD BF: 1+ 100+ 500+ 1000+ 1" Sel&Btr 2.99 2.29 2.11 1.95 1" No.1 Com 2.26 1.73 1.60 1.47 1" No.2 Com 1.46 1.12 1.03 0.95 1-1/4" Sel&Btr 3.16 2.43 2.23 2.06 1-1/2" Sel&Btr 3.23 2.48 2.28 2.10 2" Sel&Btr 3.31 2.54 2.34 2.16 3" Sel&Btr 5.16 3.96 3.65 3.36 3" No.1 Com 3.44 2.64 2.43 2.24 4" Sel&Btr 5.61 4.31 3.97 3.65 BEECH BF: 1+ 100+ 500+ 1000+ 1" Sel&Btr 3.31 2.54 2.34 2.16 1" No.1 Com 2.37 1.82 1.67 1.54 1-1/4" Sel&Btr 3.40 2.61 2.40 2.21 2" Sel&Btr 3.83 2.94 2.71 2.49 BIRCH - Yellow BF: 1+ 100+ 500+ 1000+ 1" Sel&Btr Sap 1 Face 4.58 3.51 3.24 2.98 1" Sel&Btr 6-8' 4.26 3.27 3.01 2.77 1" Sel&Btr 9-10' 4.41 3.38 3.12 2.87 1" Sel&Btr 11-12' 4.73 3.63 3.34 3.08 1” No.1 Com 3.14 2.41 2.22 2.04 1-1/4" Sel&Btr 4.69 3.60 3.31 3.05 1-1/2" Sel&Btr 4.84 3.71 3.42 3.15 2" Sel&Btr 5.91 4.54 4.18 3.85 BIRCH - Red BF: 1+ 100+ 500+ 1000+ 1" Sel&Btr 6.24 4.79 4.41 4.06 BUTTERNUT BF: 1+ 100+ 500+ 1000+ 1" Sel&Btr 8.02 6.15 5.67 5.22 2" Sel&Btr 11.85 9.09 8.38 7.71 CHERRY BF: 1+ 100+ 500+ 1000+ 1" Select 6- 7' 4.02 3.09 2.84 2.62 1" Sel&Btr 6'-8' 4.09 3.14 2.89 2.66 1" Sel&Btr 9-10' 4.24 3.25 2.99 2.76 1" Sel&Btr 11-12' 4.36 3.35 3.09 2.84 1" Sel&Btr 13-14' 4.54 3.48 3.21 2.95 1" Sel&Btr 15-16' 4.69 3.60 3.31 3.05 1" Sel&Btr Red 1 Face 6.30 4.83 4.45 4.10 1" No.1 Com 2.84 2.18 2.01 1.85 1" No.2 Com 2.47 1.90 1.75 1.61 1-1/4" Sel&Btr 4.92 3.78 3.48 3.21 1-1/4" Sel&Btr Red 1 Face 6.71 5.15 4.74 4.37 1-1/2" Sel&Btr 5.20 3.99 3.68 3.39 1-1/2" Sel&Btr Red 1 Face 6.99 5.36 4.94 4.55 2" Sel&Btr 5.40 4.14 3.82 3.51 2" Sel&Btr Red 1 Face 7.42 5.69 5.24 4.83 2-1/2" Sel&Btr 7.05 5.41 4.99 4.59 3" Sel&Btr 7.65 5.87 5.41 4.98 ELM BF: 1+ 100+ 500+ 1000+ 1" Sel&Btr - Red 2.84 2.18 2.01 1.85 1" Sel&Btr - Gray 2.84 2.18 2.01 1.85 HARD MAPLE, White* BF: 1+ 100+ 500+ 1000+ 1" Sel&Btr 6-7' 3.91 3.00 2.77 2.55 1" Sel&Btr 6'-8' 4.32 3.32 3.06 2.81 1" Sel&Btr 9-10' 4.47 3.43 3.16 2.91 1" Sel&Btr 11-12' 4.62 3.55 3.27 3.01 1" Sel&Btr 13-14' 4.77 3.66 3.37 3.11 1" Sel&Btr 15-16' 4.88 3.75 3.45 3.18 1" Brown 3.70 2.84 2.61 2.41 1" No.1 Com 2.90 2.23 2.05 1.89 1-1/4" Sel&Btr 4.90 3.76 3.47 3.19 1-1/2" Sel&Btr 5.01 3.84 3.54 3.26 2" Sel&Btr 5.31 4.08 3.75 3.46 2-1/2" Sel&Btr 6.60 5.07 4.67 4.30 3" Sel&Btr 7.20 5.53 5.09 4.69 Bat Blanks 27.00 * White: sorted for White Sapwood. ** Unselected for color, Sapwood/Heartwood. H.MAPLE Birdseye/Curly BF: 1+ 100+ 500+ 1000+ 1" Prem Eye 22.94 17.61 16.22 14.94 1" Heavy Eye 13.55 10.40 9.58 8.82 1" Med Eye 11.61 8.91 8.21 7.56 1" Heavy Curly 11.48 8.81 8.12 7.48 1” Med Curly 9.89 7.59 6.99 6.44 1-1/4" Heavy Eye 1-1/4" Med Eye 1-1/2" Heavy Eye CALL FOR PRICING 1-1/2" Med Eye 2” Heavy Eye 2” Med Eye HICKORY BF: 1+ 100+ 500+ 1000+ 1" Sel&Btr 3.44 2.64 2.43 2.24 1" No.1 Com 2.75 2.11 1.95 1.79 1" Rustic Hickory 3.48 2.67 2.46 2.27 1-1/4" Sel&Btr 4.67 3.58 3.30 3.04 1-1/2" Sel&Btr 5.12 3.93 3.62 3.33 2" Sel&Btr 5.59 4.29 3.95 3.64 POPLAR BF: 1+ 100+ 500+ 1000+ 1" Sel&Btr 10"&W 3.16 2.43 2.23 2.06 1" Sel&Btr 12"&W 3.20 2.46 2.26 2.09 1" Sel&Btr 7'-8' 2.84 2.18 2.01 1.85 1" Sel&Btr 9-10' 2.80 2.15 1.98 1.82 1" Sel&Btr 11-12' 2.80 2.15 1.98 1.82 1" Sel&Btr 13-14' 2.84 2.18 2.01 1.85 1" Sel&Btr 15-16' 2.86 2.19 2.02 1.86 1" No.2 Com 1.68 1.29 1.19 1.09 1-1/4" Sel&Btr 2.84 2.18 2.01 1.85 1-1/2" Sel&Btr 2.88 2.21 2.04 1.88 1-3/4" Sel&Btr 2.92 2.24 2.07 1.90 2" Sel&Btr 2.92 2.24 2.07 1.90 2-1/2" Sel&Btr 3.18 2.44 2.25 2.07 3" Sel&Btr 3.33 2.56 2.36 2.17 4" Sel&Btr 3.66 2.81 2.58 2.38 HARDWOOD- Dimensional POPLAR BF: 1+ 100+ 500+ 1000+ S4S Clr 1F 2E Sand Bst Face Rand. Lngth 1x4 3/4 x 3 1/2 4.06 3.12 2.87 2.65 1x6 3/4 x 5 1/2 4.13 3.17 2.92 2.69 1x8 3/4 x 7 1/4 4.36 3.35 3.09 2.84 1x10 3/4 x 9 1/4 4.54 3.48 3.21 2.95 1x12 3/4 x 11 1/4 4.90 3.76 3.47 3.19 RED OAK BF: 1+ 100+ 500+ 1000+ 1x4 3/4 x 3 1/2 7.55 5.79 5.34 4.91 1x6 3/4 x 5 1/2 7.57 5.81 5.35 4.93 1x8 3/4 x 7 1/4 7.80 5.99 5.52 5.08 1x10 3/4 x 9 1/4 8.08 6.20 5.72 5.26 1x12 3/4 x 11 1/4 8.54 6.55 6.03 5.56 HARDWOOD LUMBER RED OAK BF: 1+ 100+ 500+ 1000+ 1" Clear 4' 2.71 2.08 1.92 1.76 1" Sel&Btr 10"&W 4.24 3.25 2.99 2.76 1" Selects 6'-7' 3.25 2.49 2.30 2.11 1" Sel&Btr 7'-8' 3.68 2.82 2.60 2.39 1" Sel&Btr 9'-10' 3.63 2.79 2.57 2.37 1" Sel&Btr 11'-12' 3.70 2.84 2.61 2.41 1" Sel&Btr 13'-14' 3.85 2.95 2.72 2.51 1" Sel&Btr 15'-16' 4.19 3.22 2.96 2.73 1" No.1 Com 2.73 2.10 1.93 1.78 1" No.2 Com 2.37 1.82 1.67 1.54 1-1/4" Sel&Btr 4.13 3.17 2.92 2.69 1-1/4" Sel&Btr 13'-16' 4.52 3.47 3.19 2.94 1-1/4" No.1 Com 3.98 3.05 2.81 2.59 1-1/2" Sel&Btr 4.45 3.42 3.15 2.90 1-1/2" Sel&Btr 13'-16' 4.86 3.73 3.44 3.16 1-1/2" No.1 Com 4.19 3.22 2.96 2.73 1-3/4" Sel&Btr 5.03 3.86 3.56 3.28 2" Sel&Btr 4.75 3.65 3.36 3.09 2" Sel&Btr 13'-16' 5.42 4.16 3.83 3.53 2" No.1 Com 4.41 3.38 3.12 2.87 2-1/2" Sel&Btr 6.47 4.97 4.58 4.21 3" Sel&Btr 6.77 5.20 4.79 4.41 RED OAK - Qtr Sawn BF: 1+ 100+ 500+ 1000+ 1" Sel&Btr 5.05 3.88 3.57 3.29 1-1/4" Sel&Btr 6.06 4.65 4.29 3.95 1-1/2" Sel&Btr 7.96 6.11 5.62 5.18 2" Sel&Btr 9.03 6.93 6.38 5.88 RED OAK - Rift Sawn BF: 1+ 100+ 500+ 1000+ 1" Sel&Btr 5.05 3.88 3.57 3.29 1-1/4" Sel&Btr 5.68 4.36 4.01 3.70 1-1/2" Sel&Btr 7.96 6.11 5.62 5.18 2" Sel&Btr 9.16 7.03 6.48 5.96 SASSAFRAS BF: 1+ 100+ 500+ 1000+ 1" Sel&Btr 4.04 3.10 2.86 2.63 1” No.1 Com 2.69 2.06 1.90 1.75 SOFT MAPLE BF: 1+ 100+ 500+ 1000+ 1" Sel&Btr WHITE** 4.32 3.32 3.06 2.81 1" Sel&Btr UNSEL* 3.87 2.97 2.74 2.52 1" No.1 Com WHITE** 3.18 2.44 2.25 2.07 1" No.1 ComUNSEL* 2.60 2.00 1.84 1.69 1-1/4" Sel&Btr WHITE** 4.45 3.42 3.15 2.90 1-1/4" Sel&Btr UNSEL* 3.98 3.05 2.81 2.59 1-1/2" Sel&Btr WHITE** 4.62 3.55 3.27 3.01 1-1/2" Sel&Btr UNSEL* 4.58 3.51 3.24 2.98 2" Sel&Btr WHITE** 4.99 3.83 3.53 3.25 2" Sel&Btr UNSEL* 4.62 3.55 3.27 3.01 2-1/2" Sel&Btr UNSEL* 4.84 3.71 3.42 3.15 3" Sel&Btr UNSEL* 5.81 4.46 4.10 3.78 * Unselected for color, Sapwood/Heartwood ** Sorted for White Sapwood. SOFT MAPLE – Curly BF: 1+ 100+ 500+ 1000+ 1” 1&Btr Heavy 7.96 6.11 5.62 5.18 1” 1&Btr Medium 5.27 4.04 3.72 3.43 1” 1&Btr Light 4.13 3.17 2.92 2.69 1” Sel&Btr Heavy 10.43 8.00 7.37 6.79 2” 1&Btr Medium 7.31 5.61 5.17 4.76 SOFT MAPLE Wormy BF: 1+ 100+ 500+ 1000+ 1" No.2&Btr 2.11 1.62 1.49 1.37 1-1/4" No.2&Btr 2.58 1.98 1.82 1.68 1-1/2" No.2&Btr 2.73 2.10 1.93 1.78 2" No.2&Btr 2.90 2.23 2.05 1.89 1” Sel&Btr 3.27 2.51 2.31 2.13 1” No.1 & Btr 2.43 1.86 1.72 1.58 1 1/4” No.1 & Btr 2.88 2.21 2.04 1.88 1 1/2” No.1 & Btr 2.97 2.28 2.10 1.93 2" No.1 & Btr 3.29 2.52 2.33 2.14 SYCAMORE BF: 1+ 100+ 500+ 1000+ 1" Sel&Btr 2.80 2.15 1.98 1.82 1" Sel&Btr Qtr/Rift 6.08 4.67 4.30 3.96 WALNUT BF: 1+ 100+ 500+ 1000+ 1" Sel&Btr 8.34 6.40 5.90 5.43 1" Sel&Btr Qtr/Rift 12.69 9.74 8.97 8.26 1" Sel&Btr 6'-7' 7.35 5.64 5.20 4.79 1" No.1 Com 5.01 3.84 3.54 3.26 1" No.2 Com 3.44 2.64 2.43 2.24 1-1/4" Sel&Btr 9.83 7.54 6.95 6.40 1-1/2" Sel&Btr 10.11 7.76 7.14 6.58 2" Sel&Btr 10.21 7.84 7.22 6.65 2" Sel&Btr Qtr/Rft 13.33 10.23 9.42 8.68 2-1/2" Sel&Btr 11.93 9.16 8.44 7.77 3" Sel&Btr 14.02 10.76 9.91 9.13 4" Sel&Btr 16.17 12.41 11.43 10.53 WHITE OAK BF: 1+ 100+ 500+ 1000+ 15/16" Sel&Btr 6-7' 4.60 3.53 3.25 3.00 1" Sel&Btr 7'-8' 5.05 3.88 3.57 3.29 1" Sel&Btr 9-10' 5.14 3.94 3.63 3.35 1" Sel&Btr 11-12' 5.29 4.06 3.74 3.44 1" Sel&Btr 13-14' 5.44 4.17 3.85 3.54 1" Sel&Btr 15-16' 5.59 4.29 3.95 3.64 1" Sel&Btr 10&wdr 6.02 4.62 4.26 3.92 1" No.1 Com 3.66 2.81 2.58 2.38 1-1/4" Sel&Btr 5.42 4.16 3.83 3.53 1-1/2" Sel&Btr 6.64 5.10 4.70 4.33 2" Sel&Btr 8.28 6.35 5.85 5.39 2-1/2" Sel&Btr 11.57 8.88 8.18 7.53 3” Sel&Btr 11.80 9.06 8.34 7.69 WHITE OAK Qtr Sawn BF: 1+ 100+ 500+ 1000+ 1" Sel&Btr 7.20 5.53 5.09 4.69 1-1/4" Sel&Btr 8.56 6.57 6.05 5.57 1-1/2" Sel&Btr 9.14 7.01 6.46 5.95 2" Sel&Btr 10.58 8.12 7.48 6.89 WHITE OAK Rift Sawn BF: 1+ 100+ 500+ 1000+ 1" Sel&Btr 7.42 5.69 5.24 4.83 1-1/4" Sel&Btr 8.99 6.90 6.35 5.85 1-1/2" Sel&Btr 9.46 7.26 6.69 6.16 2" Sel&Btr 10.99 8.43 7.77 7.15
  15. i agree on others on the sawing of lumber, dont cut it all into 4/4 make some 8/4 and some 6/4 as well usually the sawyers setting for 4/4 will end you a cleaned board of 7/8" they usually cut at 1.125 when cutting 4/4 lumber to allow for drying and better use of the lumber. nice haul and marking it to show which tree and secession of cuts is spot on for good grain matching. as for the short pieces you saved the tension is going to be noticeable so cut it thick,, around me the saw mills use the upper logs for 8/4 then send to a kiln.