I Never Had A Choice

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Blog entry by 85GoCards posted 10-10-2017 05:23 PM 1264 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Long story short, I went to a retiring woodworker’s auction and bought about 1/3 of the wood. I actually had to rent a uhaul to get it all back home.

I haven’t measured every individual piece, but the estimated totals are:

200 bf of 11.5”-12.5” rough sawn, air dried, straight walnut. 15 pcs at 10’ and 10 or so at 8’

40 bf of prefinished 4.5” x 10’ cherry

40 bf mix of cherry and walnut 4”-6” wide

140 bf of QS white and red oak, planed both sides, most with both edges jointed.

10 bf of misc – elm, maple, birch, sycamore

2 metal shelves

What was I supposed to do, not buy it?

-- Dylan in St. Louis - Painfully new to woodworking.

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#1 posted 10-10-2017 07:08 PM

Good story. This is going to keep you busy for some time Dylan. Looking forward to viewing your projects!

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#2 posted 10-10-2017 07:13 PM

Yeah, now I just have to figure out how to rearrange my working space because I lost a 10’x3’ chunk!

-- Dylan in St. Louis - Painfully new to woodworking.

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#3 posted 10-11-2017 12:15 AM

That is an awesome score. Great that you got it

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#4 posted 10-11-2017 11:14 AM

Ah, Dylan! You suffer a very enviable problem. ;-)

That’s a fine lot of wood for projects down the road.

-- Making scrap with zen-like precision - Woodbutchery

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