the guy at the lumber store


Said I needed "hardwood, he thought" It was a new question for him.
I'm not at all sure. I want to cut some door and shelf handles. This is not artistic carving. Think blocks, rectangular. Have no idea why the wood would make any difference (not balsa of course, but that's technically "hard" isn't it?) Color not really important either.
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I am not sure if this is spam or not, but anyway. I was at lowes the other day (not the usual store I go to for stuff but its getting close to summer and Ill need an alternate supplier when the traffic hits)looking for melamine particle board. It really seems like its a rare item around my area. only the shore side big boxes seem to carry it, and none of the local lumber shops. Anyway I ask the guy who was working the lumber area about it, and tried to explain it to him. "You know the white stuff they use for shelves and cabinets" MEL-A-MINE covered par-ticle board......shows me particle board. NO ITS WHITE!!!!!!! They make book cases and cabinets from it!!! OH here is cabinet grade plywood. BAH.. NEVER MIND!!!! I admonished my daughter that if she was ever working in retail, that she better know about the specialty she is in or she will look like an idiot.
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Not spam if it's not 1. posted multiple times or 2. unsolicited commercial posting. (.signature files excepted)

I've heard many sad stories about how expertise isn't really a priority from local ballet costumers, custom work business owners etc. who are former employees of a retail chain I shall not name.
Was a little surprised, but not much, to find that a local indie wasn't too helpful, but realized I can just try someone else.
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3. those messages containing freeform text in the hope of actually having a meaning construed out of them. :)
sorry Contrarian, I couldn't really follow your original posts question, and I wasn't sure if it wasn't just some freeform generator that came close to getting the information right. sorry.
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Oh. I don't quite have the question fixed in my mind.
I want to cut a block of wood about 13" long by 1 1/2" square and take off some of the corners, and make it more rounded or octagonal. Right now I have a hand saw.
I've cut a piece scrap I found, and am part way there. Am not sure if it's right to cut diagonally with this ryoba.
It took about 2 minutes to saw across what I had. Some kind of trim, doesn't look like pine.
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No - balsa is not "technically "hard"". It is a hardwood, but it is "technically" very soft. Beyond that - what is it you are trying to say?
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Well technically, by the definition description of a hard wood tree, it is a hard wood. Actually it is not hard.
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On Fri, 25 Apr 2008 21:12:19 GMT, "Leon"

but its resistance to penetration is incredibly high...
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wrote:

Ah - you're speaking of the formidable wife tree...
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wrote:

Yeah, those have appealing crotch wood.
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On Sat, 26 Apr 2008 13:41:39 GMT, "Leon"

Like a remote control for men...
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What if, when you water the tree you dissolve a Viagra tablet in it? Would the tree still sway in the breeze?
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That would depend on the hole that it is planted in. ;~)

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That's what I meant. I've been reading up on it y'see.
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I think it is a hardwood, not a hard wood. The space makes a difference.
Another example of where a space (and a comma) makes a difference:
The pen is mightier than the sword. The penis, mightier than the sword.
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Contrarian wrote:

so if you're making some basic rectangular handles for doors and shelves, if they're not going to be used often then a softwood like pine might suffice. If they'll be subject to much use or stress, then hardwood like oak might hold up better. If much weight or stress is involved, it's probably more important how you secure them than what type of wood they're made of.
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I thought I'd seen toys made out of pine. Blocky little cars and what not.

No weight, no stress.
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