Buying Exotic Lumber #2: Wood Gloat Photo Blog

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Blog entry by Michael posted 07-31-2012 12:04 PM 3895 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My wood supply was getting low, so we made another trip up to Cropp Timber in Hamburg.

Here are a couple of the Padauk boards that we bought.

Padauk (26 & 52mm (4/4 & 8/4)) Pet Urn, Quilt Racks, Trunk

European Walnut (26mm)

Smoked Larch (52mm)

Ovangkol (26 & 52mm) Wine Cabinet, Quilt Racks, Antique Hall Tree

Tineo (52mm) Nakashima Chair & Footstool, Custom Bath Vanity

Burl: Walnut (2), Jarrah, Olive (2)

-- ~Michael,

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#1 posted 07-31-2012 12:18 PM

Well, that just totally sickens me. Wish I had some of that.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 07-31-2012 12:20 PM

That stash of lumber looks like it would have cost me my entire retirement account lol. Very nice wood gloat.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#3 posted 07-31-2012 12:46 PM

sweet it is!

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#4 posted 07-31-2012 12:55 PM

I’m speechless

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#5 posted 07-31-2012 01:09 PM

Now I know how Gandalf (in the Lord Of The Rings) felt when he could see the gold ring but not possess it… That’s some beautiful wood you’ve got there.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#6 posted 07-31-2012 08:16 PM

If you dont have room to store all that wood, Store it all in my shop, I’ll take care of it!!

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#7 posted 08-01-2012 05:58 AM

I’d like to visit Cropp also. It’s a long drive (I guess about 4 hours)
Amazing wood!!!


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#8 posted 08-01-2012 06:35 AM

Maybe 5 hours driving for me but it could be a nice little weekend trip to Hamburg as well. And a couple of beer cases on the way back… The Euro is low now compared to the Swedish Krona. Thank for the link to Cropp.

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#9 posted 08-01-2012 08:55 AM

Well, it was a 7 hour drive for me and worth every minute of it; great wood and great prices. More pics from previous trips to Cropp Timber.

-- ~Michael,

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