lumber gloat
#16
  Re: lumber gloat by mr_skittle (I was the winning bi...)
I finally got a chance to plane off some of the rough surface and check out the lumber in the sunlight. I knew some of the birch was of the "red" variety but upon further inspection, almost all of it is. The difference shows up alright in the picture but it was more pronounced in the natural light. I'm not sure if there's a price premium for the red over standard birch? Anyone have experience with buying or selling it? 

   
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#17
  Re: lumber gloat by mr_skittle (I was the winning bi...)
You have really small hands.
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#18
  Re: lumber gloat by mr_skittle (I was the winning bi...)
Actually it's just a REALLY BIG block plane!
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#19
  Re: lumber gloat by mr_skittle (I was the winning bi...)
Had the first chance yesterday to turn some of this lumber into sawdust while giving my bandsaw a serious workout. I resawed about 9ft of six in wide birch and about a 3 ft of six in wide ash.
I'm farily confident that the birch was actually maple. There were a few 6ft boards on top of the pile that got thrown in the auction lot. All the maple will be for drawer parts and the ash is supposed to be bookmatched for drawer fronts but it didn't turn out as dramatic as bookmatched pieces can. I also discovered some hairline checking in the ash as I sliced off 3/8 in pieces. I'm afraid I'm going to need to put a plywood backer on it to keep it stable. It was weird becuase its not end grain checking but face grain. I sure hope this was an isolated case...

   
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#20
  Re: lumber gloat by mr_skittle (I was the winning bi...)
This may supply some answers to what you are seeing

That article was for pine, however they can occur in any species, though some are more prone than others because of their grain structures. I have seen it in Ash many times. If the wood seemed dimensionally unstable due to this I would just use it where it could never pose a problem on a "nice piece" or heat something with it. Perhaps others have other thoughts.
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