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A Visit to Hardwood Components, Inc.

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Blog entry by David posted 02-28-2009 12:42 AM 2347 reads 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently stopped at Hardwood Components Inc., a local family run hardwood mill that specializes in native Oregon hardwood species. Stopping by this mill has been on my “to do list” for some time so I am glad I finally got a chance to poke around. I ended up purchasing a small load of Oregon wild cherry. This mill will be on my materials short list for future projects. There is something very satisfying about supporting a small local business and using native wood species.

David

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Karson

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#1 posted 02-28-2009 02:23 AM

David a nice tour. Are their woods air dried or kiln dried. How are their prices in other woods that you’ve bought.

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#2 posted 02-28-2009 02:34 AM

Thanks for the comments guys!

Karson -

Great questions. Wood is harvested locally, air dried and the prices are much better than I would pay in Portland. I paid $3.68 / BF for the wild cherry.

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mmh

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#3 posted 02-28-2009 05:48 AM

Fun excursion, I just wish you could show more detail of the lumber. How about some photos of the wood you purchased.

I also enjoyed your video showing your veneer and vacuum technique. I’m looking into a set up to help penetrate glue into wood I use for my cane handles, as some burls have a lot of holes and I’m spending a lot of time applying layers of epoxy.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#4 posted 02-28-2009 06:18 AM

mmh -

Great suggestion regarding more detail of the lumber . . .

As it turns out I came prepared to shot some video and even an interview. However this is a small rural business and I could tell that that wasn’t going to be the best approach. As it was, he agreed for me to take a few photos after my lumber was taken up to the front counter. Hopefully, as I purchase more lumber and develop a good relationship, I will be able to do something more detailed!

David

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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gbvinc

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#5 posted 02-28-2009 02:56 PM

Nice video. Tried their website, but it doesn’t seem to be up. Bummer. Sisters is one of my favorite places also!

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#6 posted 03-04-2009 06:53 AM

Isn’t that on the Santiam Hwy between Lebanon and Sweet Home? I think I recognize it, but I cant tell.

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#7 posted 03-04-2009 06:54 AM

Of course, lots of little rural mills look strikingly similar.

-- Adventure? Heh! Excitement? Heh! A Woodworker craves not these things!

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#8 posted 03-04-2009 07:07 AM

WoodSpanker -

Yes, that is the small mill on Santiam Hwy. It is just West of Mehema.

David

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