Mixed blessings - Router Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-27-2010, 02:26 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Country: Canada
First Name: Swallow
Posts: 119
 
Send a message via MSN to Swallow Send a message via Yahoo to Swallow
Default Mixed blessings

Yesterday it being Friday my supplier of all things wood he being my bud that owns a cabinet shop in town dropped by with his weekly shipment of maple and oak scraps a whole truck load of it and thats fine as I really need more wood. Well not really as I am most definitely running out of room to store it but there is always the woodpile and god only knows the free heat is welcome.

However this time he also brought a bunch of boxes neatly stacked with off cuts, 27 boxes to be exact which measure 12"x12"x14"high. I looked into one of the boxes and asked what in the world I was supposed to do with all of this junk? He said that as far as he was concerned I could burn it as he was just doing the spring cleaning and needed to get it out of his shop. I didn't know what it was and thought that it was cedar of some sort. He said that it was African Mahogany, well I have in a past life probably worked with more mahogany than anyone else in this forum and this did not look anything like mahogany to me and still doesn't. Oh sure it's kinda sorta reddish but so are many other things that have little to do with Mahogany.

What I would like to know is, has anyone here done any work with this crap and whats it good for? The little woman has already told me that there would be enough after milling down to pieces 1/2"tx6"lx.78 w to do the floor in the daughters bedroom using a herring bone pattern. I'm not altogether sure how it would stand up.

If this is what working in Mahogany has has come to it is a very sad state of affairs indeed.

But on a lighter note he did also drop off a few boxes of nice Walnut.That I know I can use.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	african m 001.jpg
Views:	38
Size:	114.2 KB
ID:	34242  

Click image for larger version

Name:	african m 002.jpg
Views:	34
Size:	133.0 KB
ID:	34243  

Click image for larger version

Name:	african m 006.jpg
Views:	38
Size:	121.8 KB
ID:	34244  


Retirement is easy, but You really have to work at it.
Swallow is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-30-2010, 02:30 PM
Marine Engineer
 
kp91's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Country: United States
First Name: Doug
Posts: 4,537
 
Default

You need to set yourself up with an ebay store selling grab bags of all these goodies.

assorted, Lumber. Great deals on eBay!

Doug
1 John 1:9
Fredericksburg, VA




http://disasterreliefeffort.org/
kp91 is online now  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-30-2010, 09:46 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Country: United States
First Name: Jimmie
Posts: 154
 
Default

Looks a lot like alder
robersonjr is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-31-2010, 09:09 AM
Honored Member
 
harrysin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Country: Australia
First Name: Harry
Posts: 14,469
     
Send a message via Skype™ to harrysin
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Swallow View Post
Yesterday it being Friday my supplier of all things wood he being my bud that owns a cabinet shop in town dropped by with his weekly shipment of maple and oak scraps a whole truck load of it and thats fine as I really need more wood. Well not really as I am most definitely running out of room to store it but there is always the woodpile and god only knows the free heat is welcome.

However this time he also brought a bunch of boxes neatly stacked with off cuts, 27 boxes to be exact which measure 12"x12"x14"high. I looked into one of the boxes and asked what in the world I was supposed to do with all of this junk? He said that as far as he was concerned I could burn it as he was just doing the spring cleaning and needed to get it out of his shop. I didn't know what it was and thought that it was cedar of some sort. He said that it was African Mahogany, well I have in a past life probably worked with more mahogany than anyone else in this forum and this did not look anything like mahogany to me and still doesn't. Oh sure it's kinda sorta reddish but so are many other things that have little to do with Mahogany.

What I would like to know is, has anyone here done any work with this crap and whats it good for? The little woman has already told me that there would be enough after milling down to pieces 1/2"tx6"lx.78 w to do the floor in the daughters bedroom using a herring bone pattern. I'm not altogether sure how it would stand up.

If this is what working in Mahogany has has come to it is a very sad state of affairs indeed.

But on a lighter note he did also drop off a few boxes of nice Walnut.That I know I can use.
Here are a few ideas using factory offcuts, rout two pieces as in first and second shots, glue them together and end up with the item shown in shot three. The other items all used small useless looking pieces of donated wood.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	new-clock44.jpg
Views:	19
Size:	37.7 KB
ID:	34310  

Click image for larger version

Name:	new-clock40.jpg
Views:	19
Size:	44.1 KB
ID:	34311  

Click image for larger version

Name:	new-clock-end.jpg
Views:	16
Size:	20.2 KB
ID:	34312  

Click image for larger version

Name:	UK-clock-2.jpg
Views:	14
Size:	15.2 KB
ID:	34313  

Click image for larger version

Name:	Eliptical-box-2.jpg
Views:	21
Size:	17.4 KB
ID:	34315  

Click image for larger version

Name:	Lid-21.jpg
Views:	24
Size:	18.2 KB
ID:	34316  


Harry



Nothing but heaven itself is better than a friend who is really a friend. - Plautus






harrysin is online now  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-31-2010, 12:15 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Country: Canada
First Name: Swallow
Posts: 119
 
Send a message via MSN to Swallow Send a message via Yahoo to Swallow
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by harrysin View Post
Here are a few ideas using factory offcuts, rout two pieces as in first and second shots, glue them together and end up with the item shown in shot three. The other items all used small useless looking pieces of donated wood.
G'day Harry:
Nice clocks and boxes btw. But the question was not so much what I could do with this stuff called African Mahogany but rather if it would be worth doing it. I've talked to another wood work shop in town and they just make base boards from it.

Retirement is easy, but You really have to work at it.
Swallow is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Router Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome