Picking up some supplies :D

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Blog entry by Peik Löf posted 08-19-2009 04:43 PM 1173 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Went to get some wood to the only place remotely nearby that sells imported hardwoods -.-
Have to drive an hour and a half to get there, and through 2 cities with lots of annoying traffic lights :D

The wood is also quite expensive and the quality is questionable -.-
Either way its lots of fun to drool over all the stuff, piles and piles of veneer and all kinds of hardwood :D

Picture time!

A blurry and expensive piece of cocobolo, 98 euros -.- the little thing is as hard as rock and weights 3.2kg -.-

Some ebony:

And they got these boxes filled with small and very expensive exotic woods :D most of them are very dense and heavy -.-

More pieces n burls:

A picture of some of the veneer (under the covers):

A slab of masur birch, must be nearly 2 and a half meters long:

Piles of cheaper wood, these are all cutoffs n leftovers from people who didnt buy the entire boards, and as a result they are much cheaper, first place to look when buying wood :D the walnut i got there was like twice cheaper then a whole board, just cause it was sawn into 2 pieces :D

My loot, some bubinga, walnut and maple:

Atleast i hope i got maple, didnt remember what maple was in Finnish so i hope the guy showed me the right stuff ;P

As far as i could see all lumber is plain sawn, kinda hard to see though when the boards are kind of dirty and the end grain on most of them is sealed with a thick layer of some blue or yellow gunk ;P

Only other place i know that sells wood is only like 45 minutes or so away, but they ‘only’ sell domestic woods, although they got some nice slabs and are definitely more about the quality :D

The wood i bought is for 2 projects, that i wont have time to start on for another 2-3 months -.-

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#1 posted 08-19-2009 04:53 PM

uurrggg.. I hate waiting 2-3 months to start on a project that is already planned. but looks like you’ve got your foot in the door by getting the lumber for it – also give the lumber some time to acclimate in your shop.

gotta love lumberyards…

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#2 posted 08-19-2009 05:04 PM

Wow lots of great treasures

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#3 posted 08-19-2009 05:09 PM

you are good to go now ,
looking forward to the
project post .
now hurry up ,
and wait !

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#4 posted 08-19-2009 06:46 PM

That’s nice haul. And, I can fully understand the fun of wandering around looking at the variety of lumber. Good times.

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#5 posted 08-19-2009 07:02 PM

It would be hard to get and out of there. I would love to spend all day just browsing the wood selections. Bummer about having to wait for 2 to 3 months to get started though. Hopefully you have something to work on to tide you over until then.

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#6 posted 08-19-2009 09:59 PM

Glad you got what you needed for the project.. I too am waiting.

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#7 posted 08-19-2009 10:56 PM

Those pics remind me of Karson”s wood pile, drool, but I know he lives in Delaware, USA. Nice score :)

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