I have the opportunist to purchase Maple bowling alley 20 foot sections. I’m curious if anyone has used this material before and if so, for what. Obviously butcher block tops come to mind. $200/section.
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Location: St. Francis, MN
I started my woodworking back in the fifties helping my grandfather in his small shop. It was in his shop that I found my love for woodworking at the ripe old age of 9. Growing up on a dairy farm in the fifties didn’t leave a lot of time to pursue a hobby but I did manage to tackle some small projects that helped contribute to the farm. In high school I did get a chance to hone my skills in woodshop for a couple of years but after high school it was off to the military for a 4 years stint that included some time in S.E.Asia. After that it was pursuing further education, getting a job and getting married. My work kept us moving every few months so it wasn’t until I took a position in the home office in the eighties that I was first able to acquire some tools and get serious about this hobby.
My first saw was an old Craftsman RAS that my brother in law had picked up at a flea market in the Bay Area. The thing was a pile of rust but after a lot of elbow grease finally got it to do the job for a few years. In the 90's I was fortunate to be able to afford a Delta tilting arbor saw with the Unifence which I still use to this day.
After 38 years with a fortune 50 company I decided to retire this past year and spend more time with my hobby. In addition to the woodworking I work part time at my local golf course.
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