I’ve been a LJ now for awhile, and even before i joined i was constantly on the site looking at projects. There were always things that i admired about every project, beginner or advanced. – quality of work, even the beginner has areas of great skill – the creativity of the projects, especialy art boxes, simply mazing – the different species of wood being used
As i get into woodworking more and more and want to experiment with different species i began noticing the cost of some exotics. Then i began to think back…. didn’t i see an entire workbench made of this, or a router table, or something large made from an exotic.
I started to wonder if some LJ out there were just independently wealthy. I have a hard time coming up with 100.00 for a project, and i was looking at projects in the 1000.00’s and they were bench’s for the workshop. Could it be true that in some areas of the US and world that some lumber is not as expensive as others?
I’m very curious (without prying to much) on how my fellow LJ’s go about purchasing there lumber, is it online, local mills, yourown backyard. What are you paying for your wood, do you have a budget for projects. Even those making cutting boards, 4 or 5 of them with exotics can put you in the hundreds…..
Just curious, don’t mean to pry into personal finances of anyone…...
Keep up the great work everyone, Pine or Padauk it’s all wood…. :)
-- John Gray