First wood gloat for me: Recent aquisition of some mahogany and maple

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Blog entry by Woodbutchery posted 11-24-2013 04:28 AM 971 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve read about this happening, but this is the first time I’ve been the recipient.

A friend of mine is finding interests other than woodworking. We play Irish traditional music a couple of times a week around town, and recently he and his wife (both fine players) hosted a house session and gumbo fix.

The gumbo was good, the music flowed, the company was good. I was talking about my recent re-discovery of the fun of this hobby, and he mentioned that he was currently finding more interest in his other hobbies and he had some wood he wanted to get rid of.

It was quite a haul – two 11’ 4/4×10” pieces of clear mahogany, another 8’ 4/4×6” piece of mahogany, the same of maple, and a 6’ 12/4×6” piece of mahogany, along w/ a full 4’x8’ 3/4” mahogany plywood sheet. The lumber is all FAS 2s2 except the 12/4 mahogany, which is rough sawn.

I’ve been wanting to get some wood to start making a writing desk to replace the big clunky office-cast off that I’m currrently using for a desk, and this will more than fit the bill!

I’ll get some pictures added later.

-- Making scrap with zen-like precision - Woodbutchery

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#1 posted 11-24-2013 07:04 AM

Sweet, let’s see them!!!!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#2 posted 11-24-2013 03:52 PM

The collection:

A closer look at the boards and plywood

A closer look at the hunka hunka purdy wood

-- Making scrap with zen-like precision - Woodbutchery

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