Was given this big hunk of wood, and not sure where to begin. I'd like to make a board out of it, and have limited tools, like files, sand paper and a palm sander. I've done boards before, but nothing this thick. That may play to my advantage I'm sure. Also, any ideas as to the wood?
Its already well aged and dry as a bone. My boss found it in the warehouse when he bought the building 15 years ago, and the building was abandoned for at least 20 years before that, so it's old. When I ran some sand paper over one corner, there was no distinct smell. It weighs around 15 pounds, The black marks are just stains, and look only to be on the surface. But you can see from the crappy crappy pics the rough cut lines.