One thing I like about living in the Seattle area is the huge variety of stuff you can find here. I have 5 different salvage stores to choose from and 4 different slab stores (that i know of) . You can find just about anything you can imagine and a lot more beyond that. A few weeks ago I found some small-ish chunks of redwood at a salvage shop for $20 each. They are about 20×20 and 5 inches thick. I was pretty happy with my find but on sunday I found something bigger. MUCH bigger. ...
This is the day i’ve been waiting for , about three months ago i felled a black walnut and a red cedar tree, it took my sawyer a bit longer to get to it , but he did, and i’ve got a stash of walnut that will last me into the millenium, not exactly sure of how many board feet is there, but i would estimate around 400..as i looked into the currant lumber mills for 6/4 walnut they priced it at 12.00 a BF..this is some gorgeous wood… im smiling all the way to the bank, as i paid...
Don Seawater at Pacific Coast Lumber in SLO CA gave me a great deal on these. They are 4-6 foot Jacket boards off of a VERY curly California Redwood!! If you are ever in San Luis Obispo- stop by, he’s right off the hiway at the VERY end of Prado Ln! Thanks again Don!!
I text a friend today to see if he still had the “rattlesnake crotch” WO board that I saw about a month ago. He said yes and that he’d sell me the 50 BF batch for $80 (he is moving states in the months ahead). I calculated (roughly, underestimating) 53 BF. I needed this score, I have a decent amount of wood, but not much of one species. I am really excited about the “rattlesnake” board (I will build a project around this very twisted board), although I have a ...
hello fellow jocks and jocketts…this is my cherry wood gloat for the year, and probably the only one i will have, i was fortunate enough to have a man advertise that he wanted someone to cut his cherry tree down and use it for furniture and the likes…i was the first to call , i went and checked it out and was like the kid at Christmas, i knew what the present was, i just didn’t know exactly what is was going to look like, the day i cut it it went to the sawyer and now about ...
well fellow jocks today started out with a small wood gloat, i was blessed with the opportunity of going into some friends land where a tornado went through and salvage some wood that was there, one was a good size dog wood tree, and the other was a very large mimosa tree, i found out that mimosa is a beautiful wood, and i wanted to try working with it, so i took the larger trunks to my local sawyer and while there, i was given a rare opportunity , if you have been to a sawyers wood lot, well...
Had to make one, everyone wants to…right? Anyhow I got a piece of African Mahogany (Khaya), some Purpleheart scraps from my uncle who says they, believe it or not, use this “stuff” for they’re trailer beds to haul equipment on. He said they typically burn the scraps!!! Lets call that group the modern day Minute Men. Anyhow, he got me some scraps, man is that stuff heavy, and real purdy! I also got two pieces of live edge Black Locust that are about 7 1/2’ l...
Wow. It’s been an eventful day! I visited a friend who works out at Pioneer Millworks (PioneerMillworks.com) this afternoon, and hauled in quite a load! Pioneer specializes in reclaimed wood flooring, but also provides timber framing and millwork services. They receive massive beams from old barns, factories, and other structures as well as flooring planks, massive joists, and plank siding from all over the northeast. It was mind boggling to see their outdoor lumber yard plump with...
Hey guys! I don’t remember if I told you peeps about this one. Last summer I took home the biggest left chunk of a very old plum tree we used to play at when kids in my village, the new owner of the land having decided that it was too “tired” and had to go, he cut it down five years ago. I had taken home several big branches, which have wonderful color zones, but that big crotch sitting in the open was crying at me. So last summer I set up a night mission and brought it h...
well my fellow wood workers, i have scored a truck load of some of the best lumber you can get for what was the timbers and wood that built this country, YES, antique southern yellow heart pine, i have 4 boards that are almost 15 inches wide, and they are 18 1/2 feet long…..with parts that have growth rings so close, its hard to count them…..and the rest of the wood , they are all 18 feet long, but just not as wide, these boards have been laying flat in the atic of a very old hous...
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