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Offline ear3

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Re: Favorite Wood Odor/Scent? Worst?
« Reply #30 on: June 22, 2017, 04:09 PM »
@antss Not poplar?  That's interesting -- it's one of my favorites as well.  I find it smells like popcorn when I cut into it.

Port orford cedar
Longleaf heart pine over 100 years old.

Not keen on the smell of poplar or plywood.
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Re: Favorite Wood Odor/Scent? Worst?
« Reply #31 on: June 22, 2017, 04:18 PM »
White Oak smell like pickles to me, not my favorite nor do I hate it, but it is fun that certain woods smell like certain things to us. Using so many different woods over the years I can probably identify 20 woods maybe more from their "cut" odor.

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Re: Favorite Wood Odor/Scent? Worst?
« Reply #32 on: June 22, 2017, 04:53 PM »
...for me Birch ply.....always smells very sweet to me
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Offline HarveyWildes

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Re: Favorite Wood Odor/Scent? Worst?
« Reply #33 on: June 29, 2017, 10:42 PM »
@HarveyWildes Where do you source lignum vitae btw?

Sorry - been gone for three weeks - topic of another post.

I've just gotten small pieces here and there when I had the chance.  The biggest piece I have is just slight oversized enough to make a wooden sole for a plane one day.  I have a couple of pieces for turning around 2x2x whatever long.

Interesting factoid - Shackleton's ship Endurance was clad in 4" thick Lignum Vitae to make it tough enough to stand the Antarctic ice.  At one point I figured that at today's prices (assuming that you could even get the boards), it was upwards of two million dollars.