Category Archives: Wood & Lumber

Making a Mallet

If there aren’t too many cracks in all the wrong places, the plan is to turn this piece of Osage Orange firewood into a new mallet. Shavings included in photo, just because Osage Orange is pretty.

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Here are a couple more tools. This hammer and hand-ax aren’t near as exciting as my other finds. When found, they needed new handles to be serviceable. I took some Ash, split it into over-sized handle-shaped pieces, and used a … Continue reading

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Thinking about Woodworking

For my side table I’ve determined that the Walnut I have isn’t enough to complete the project, so I’ll need to procure some more before making progress on it. That’s probably just as well. I live in the Boston metro … Continue reading

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Price of Walnut

Got a question, if anyone knows the answer. Is $12.50 a board foot a good deal on Walnut? is featuring a special on Walnut this month, and the 20 board foot pack will run me $250, shipping included (the … Continue reading

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A new month is nearly upon us, and I need to decide how I’m going to invest my woodworking money. I try to spend somewhere between $100 and $300 each month, influenced by that month’s budget, on “woodworking stuff.” The … Continue reading

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Lumber Delivery

Color me excited: an order of lumber has arrived. This is 20 board feet of Cherry that I ordered from Woodworkers It’s the second delivery I’ve received from them. Last month I ordered 20 board feet of Soft Maple, … Continue reading

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