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Scrap cedar

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Definitely check it for nails with a magnetometer.  I don't want to dilute this suggestion so I'll stop here.

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I love cedar.  Good for you to check it out.  There's a ton of things you can do with it, the least of which is bird houses (my sister just asked for one ;-)  If nothing else then cedar planks to cook on.

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If only you'd known it was cedar you could have put the planer 10 feet to the right.  Then you wouldn't have had to clean up:).

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41 minutes ago, Mark J said:

If only you'd known it was cedar you could have put the planer 10 feet to the right.  Then you wouldn't have had to clean up:).

Ha! That is actually what I did with it, just shoveled it into the mulch. 

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Yeah, I've not done much reclaiming. I've got a lot of projects around the new house, so I'm happy to have these boards drying out in the interim. 

Right now, after drying, I'm thinking I could laminate them to create some 1.5" final thickness stock pretty easily.  Ripping between the fastener holes, I can get around 4" or 5" wide hole-free stock I believe. Though, for a farmhouse table top, I'd probably fill and leave them, for character. 

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How long have you been at the new house? I remember you had a small shop did you get much of an upgrade there?

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I found some redwood from an old deck, a few years ago.  My wife loves the garden bench that I made.

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