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Offline Reiska

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Re: Favourite wood smell?
« Reply #60 on: July 22, 2012, 07:08 AM »
Actually Peter quite the contrary, at least with whisky distelleries like Macallan who have made the different 'finished' their trademark with portwood, madeirawood, sherry wood, etc. finished whiskies.

Some also have made it a sales pitch to use first use oak barrels for maturing their whisky for a 'pure' oak finish without the wine aromas and colour.

I simplified my statement above since I didn't think that tye smell of Madeira Wood Finish would count as a wood smell [tongue]
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Offline Peter Parfitt

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Re: Favourite wood smell?
« Reply #61 on: July 22, 2012, 07:24 AM »
I love it, Reiska, well done.

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Offline Joseph C

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Re: Favourite wood smell?
« Reply #62 on: July 22, 2012, 11:26 AM »
So much of smell has to do with memory.

I love Black Walnut.  It's gorgeous, great to work with, smells good, and -for me- it reminds me of the time before my wedding.
I had gotten a sizable job for a walnut built-in.  I was busting my hump 60+ hours a week in the shop to
a) get it done before we left for our wedding
and
b) get it done to help PAY for our wedding.
Rosalie had just finished her degree, so was helping out, too.  She and I were touching up the finish and filling nail holes at 10pm the night before we left for our wedding.    [laughing]

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Offline TomCrawford

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Re: Favourite wood smell?
« Reply #63 on: October 30, 2012, 11:21 PM »
Best smelling wood, Sandalwood by far for me.  Found about 20 BF a little over 10 years ago and bought it.  Still have a some left.  I use it mostly inside boxes. 
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Offline Eli

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Re: Favourite wood smell?
« Reply #64 on: October 31, 2012, 03:33 AM »
Favourite wood smell??---------------------> paper money.....................

I'm still searching for the tree from which it's cut.  [big grin]


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Offline pghmyn

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Re: Favourite wood smell?
« Reply #65 on: October 31, 2012, 01:49 PM »
I'm quite fond of fresh cut pine. Also, burning pine in a fire is nice as well.
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Offline promhandicam

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Re: Favourite wood smell?
« Reply #66 on: October 31, 2012, 02:41 PM »
Fitting some yellow balau handrails last week and the cut timber smelt gorgeous. The deck boards, which were a redder / browner colour didn't have such a noticeable smell but the yellow handrails were very pleasant indeed.

Offline JHC

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Re: Favourite wood smell?
« Reply #67 on: October 31, 2012, 08:00 PM »
Heart Pine.
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Offline Kristian

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Re: Favourite wood smell?
« Reply #68 on: November 02, 2012, 06:43 AM »
Fresh cut pine is just wonderful.

My dad worked with wood his entire life so this smell always reminds me of him and it's strongly tied to my childhood.

I wish they made those small tree-figured air fresheners you hang in cars that actually smelled like wood. I'd be the first to buy a whole box of "Freshly Cut Pine", "Sawdust" and "Lumber Yard".  [big grin]

Offline Tinker

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Re: Favourite wood smell?
« Reply #69 on: November 06, 2012, 04:11 PM »
Actually Peter quite the contrary, at least with whisky distelleries like Macallan who have made the different 'finished' their trademark with portwood, madeirawood, sherry wood, etc. finished whiskies.

Some also have made it a sales pitch to use first use oak barrels for maturing their whisky for a 'pure' oak finish without the wine aromas and colour.

I simplified my statement above since I didn't think that tye smell of Madeira Wood Finish would count as a wood smell [tongue]

I used to buy "Whiskey Barrels" to make hard cider.  [blink]
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