Curly Maple and Curly Cherry

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Blog entry by McLeanVA posted 08-28-2009 04:01 PM 5630 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted to post a quick entry praising one of our own LJs poroskywood for a lumber package that he put together for me this week. I contacted him a while back to inquire about ordering some curly maple from him and found him to be a really great guy to work with.

I opened the shipping boxes last night and heard the roar of tigers as the curly figuring of both cherry and maple jumped out at me. I was literally amazed. I don’t have any good lumber shops around me that balance both price and quality. I can now state with true conviction that he has a loyal customer for life. For those of you LJs like me who are searching for some alternatives to purchasing lumber online I recommend (at the very least) you check out some of poroskywood’s stock.

I am excited to get back into the shop to start playing around with some projects that bring the curly figure of these boards to life.

Beyond great ideas and fun concepts, I have found this site to be a really fascinating way to connect with like-minded wood workers across the globe in ways that were once impossible. What a great community.

As promised, here are some photos. Sorry, working in a dark garage and had to use my flash. As many of you know, photos just can’t do justice to an in-person look.

Curly Maple 1

Curly Maple 2

Curly Maple 3

-- Measure, cut, curse, repeat.

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#1 posted 08-28-2009 04:28 PM

we need pictures! glad you found a good source and help support a fellow LJ at the same time.

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#2 posted 08-28-2009 05:08 PM

I’ll provide photos soon. Need to download them from the camera. Thanks for the reminder.

-- Measure, cut, curse, repeat.

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#3 posted 08-28-2009 06:35 PM

Thanks for the Plug Chris! I have to admit, I was excited to hook up a fellow Lumberjock with some super Curly wood. Can’t wait to see what you come up with!

-- There's many a slip betwixt a cup and a lip.--Scott

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#4 posted 08-28-2009 09:08 PM

Good on ya Scott.
Glad you have a good supplier now Mac.
Pics will be appreciated.

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#5 posted 08-29-2009 09:19 AM

Great looking wood. Thanks for the pics.

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#6 posted 08-29-2009 01:49 PM

More wood envy! Nice stuff!

Me thinks I will be incontact with poroskywood in the near future.

Whatcha gonna make out of that wood candy Chris?

Keep up the good Work

-- Trevor Premer Head Termite and Servant to the Queen - Heirloom Woodworking

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#7 posted 08-31-2009 02:56 AM

I bought my figured would there also it’s great.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#8 posted 08-31-2009 04:13 AM

Looks like some nice high quality stock. Nice score :)!

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#9 posted 03-07-2012 02:41 AM

Wood looks pretty good for a flash picture.

-- --- Measure twice, mis-cut, start over, repeat ---

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#10 posted 02-16-2014 01:45 AM

Olá McLeanVA….sou novo aqui…como faço pra comprar madeiras como essas…obg.

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