Said I needed "hardwood, he thought" It was a new question
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.
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
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
Was a little surprised, but not much, to find that a local
indie wasn't too helpful, but realized I can just try someone
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.
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
It took about 2 minutes to saw across what I had. Some
kind of trim, doesn't look like pine.
I think it is a hardwood, not a hard wood. The space makes a
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.
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
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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