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I am not a fan of building with red oak, but a lot of people in my area are. So everytime I work with it, my wife says that the shop smells like dirty diapers - haha.

When machining lumber, is there any types of stock that offend your nose?

I like pine and cedar, don't mind walnut, but despise red oak.

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It is interesting to me how people experience the smell of different wood. I am not sure, but red oak smelling more acrid to me. And my favorite, bubinga. Some say it stink and other, included me say it has a sweet smell.

We have a local wood called rhodesian teak.

http://www.thewoodexplorer.com/maindata/we146.html

It is very hard like bubinga, and it smell like leather when working with it.

And another local wood we call yellow wood smell like fresh mould.

BTW, it is South Africa national tree.

http://www.plantzafrica.com/plantnop/podocarplati.htm

Another wood that had a strong smell is Imbuia.

It has a strong pleasant spicy smell. "To me in this regard...other may differ."

http://www.thewoodexplorer.com/maindata/we890.html

Johan

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I was working with some willow oak last year, and it smelled like bad cheese.

Jonathan

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hahaha

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My favorite is ash. To me, it smells like fresh baked cookies when it's milled. Hard maple smells like pancakes, and white oak reminds me of a good chardonnay.

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I actually don't mind red oak at all. I've found wenge to have a bit of a nice chocolate scent too.

The one wood I've used that I find to be truly repulsive in odor to work with is zebrawood...

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yea zebrawood takes the cake for smelliest wood i worked with. Im a carpenter, and when we build pergolas with cedar, i love the smell of it being cut, reminds me of soda.

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All these references to food!! Personally I'm a yellow birch kind a guy.. Reminds me of bon-fires and cooking ribeye's!! Dang-it, another food reference <Dough> (in a homer simpson voice :-o)

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My favorite is ash. To me, it smells like fresh baked cookies when it's milled. Hard maple smells like pancakes, and white oak reminds me of a good chardonnay.

mmmmm.... pancakes.

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I love the smell of cedar when it's being machined but it irritates my sinuses something fierce.

what symptoms do you get?

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I installed a brazilian cherry floor in a home theater once, and the saw dust made me feel like my nose was going to start bleeding at any moment, thats some tricky stuff, wear a mask haha

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I installed a brazilian cherry floor in a home theater once, and the saw dust made me feel like my nose was going to start bleeding at any moment, thats some tricky stuff, wear a mask haha

Thanks for the tip!

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I do hardwood flooring, ( hence the name) Brazilian cherry never bothered me, I think I has a plesent aroma, red oak to me is I guesse what I have an association as " wood" like, that is what wood should smell like, other than that I can't say any wood smell ever offended me even zebra wood, I love turning Amboyna burl n Cocobolo , santos mahogany . walnut is probably my fav. But Amboyna is a very close second.

No food recognition other than the Cocobolo smelling a little like cinnamon. I often find myself takeing off the dust mask a little early just to get a couple whiffs, mmmmmm.

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Never used an MCU. Heard horror stories about people not being able to go into their houses for days because of them, but I guess that what you get for putting a bowling ally finish in your living room.

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We were on a big custom flooring job in this huge house, the painters were on the other side of the house working, we put one coat down in an 800sf kitchen and the painters ran out of the house coughing and gagging. I took my respirator off in a house once using the stuff right after the coat was down, and let me tell you, i was high as a kite. Wicked stuff.

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Yeah that stuff is no joke. Hard as nails but O boy is it noxious.

Anybody ever cut into santos mahogany (Cabrueva)? That stuff smells great.

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Worked in a school where we used a lot of willow because it was cheap and easy on the tooling. To me it smelled like a rotten hot dog.

Mahogany gives me an asthma attack and I don't even have asthma.

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