LumberJocks

Wood Gloat #1: From Luthier's Mercantile International's scrap pile

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by Dan Lyke posted 01-06-2010 08:48 AM 6672 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
no previous part Part 1 of Wood Gloat series no next part

This evening’s Sonoma County Woodworkers Association meeting was at Luthier's Mercantile International Inc. up in Windsor. The presentation on guitar building was excellent (as every SCWA presentation I’ve been to has been), but they also had a scrap pile, $5/lb. Maybe $105 for that haul isn’t a tremendous deal, as a lot of that wood is pretty thin, but I think I can get 5 pairs of book matched Walnut door panels out of that, I’m going to cut the guitar sides in pieces and use them as a curved top to a jewelry case, there’s at least three other bookmatched door panels there, some curly maple that I can put into a couple of drawer fronts, and a few other pieces that’ll add some accent and pop.

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California, http://www.flutterby.net/User:DanLyke



4 comments so far

View HokieMojo's profile

HokieMojo

2101 posts in 2379 days


#1 posted 01-06-2010 04:15 PM

that does look like some beautiful stuff. any reference on the dimensions of some of those pieces? if those are 2 inch floor board, those are some decent sized pieces. how thick?

great finds!

View Dan Lyke's profile

Dan Lyke

1474 posts in 2776 days


#2 posted 01-06-2010 06:08 PM

They’re kinda thin, 3/16”, because they were rejects from bits milled to become guitar backs, but that’s already surfaced, and in a frame that should be fine. Yeah, those are 2” floor boards, so the walnut panels further back in the image are 9×26½” or so.

And I don’t have (room for) a bandsaw, so getting my bookmatches from somewhere else is a total win.

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California, http://www.flutterby.net/User:DanLyke

View HokieMojo's profile

HokieMojo

2101 posts in 2379 days


#3 posted 01-07-2010 12:05 AM

i was just trying to get a concept of how big the doors could be. I think that you got a great deal. guitar people always have some of the prettiest stuff.

View Napaman's profile

Napaman

5346 posts in 2728 days


#4 posted 01-07-2010 01:42 AM

looks like a good haul!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase