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Blog entry by nakedjoinery posted 556 days ago 1382 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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So I woke up this morning and saw this ad on craiglist for 58 BF of rough sawn 4/4 cherry for $50. After I got there I found the guy to be the nicest guy you’d ever meet, maybe in his 60’s outside sawing lumber on a 32° indiana winter day. Needless to say I walked away with over 100 BF of cherry, walnut burl, oak live edge, hickory, and sycamore. He just kept tossing in boards. It’s not grade A selecet but I guess maybe 70 plus bf for $100 and a future relationship for lumber. He has some nice figured wood, lots of crotch I think I got a great deal. I’ll post more pics as I work through it

-- mike c



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Woodenwizard

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#1 posted 556 days ago

Great purchase. I am always on the watch for great deals. They just don’t seem to come my way often. But sometimes the hunt is as much fun as the find.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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JesseTutt

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#2 posted 556 days ago

Sounds like you found a good deal.

Last weekend I meet Melvin, who owns his own saw mill and has similar prices (so far).

-- Jesse, Saint Louis, Missouri

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nakedjoinery

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#3 posted 556 days ago

This guy has more than he’d ever know what to do with. He mostly deals with bigger box stores but they dont take the figured wood. I forsee this guy meeting all my future needs. A GREAT day

-- mike c

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#4 posted 556 days ago

Great find…what a fantastic contact to have…! It also shows how stupid the big box stores are when they don’t take the figured wood…but then again that is great for the real woodworkers who can get it.

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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MarkwithaK

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#5 posted 555 days ago

That’s awesome…what part of Indiana?

-- If at first you don't succeed then maybe skydiving isn't for you.

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nakedjoinery

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#6 posted 555 days ago

central around lafayette. I work there and live 25 min south. He has a website, Ill post it soon

-- mike c

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nakedjoinery

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#7 posted 555 days ago

-- mike c

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nakedjoinery

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#8 posted 555 days ago

http://www.cassenstrees.com/

Guys name is Dan. I didn’t even get into the good stuff. I cant wait to get back

-- mike c

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gfadvm

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#9 posted 555 days ago

Great score Mike. Wish I lived closer. I’d be his new best friend for sure! That walnut was a steal!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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nakedjoinery

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#10 posted 555 days ago

ya I thought so, I got 35 bf of walnut 10” wide by 6’ good pieces. Ill be going back to get as much as I can store

-- mike c

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gfadvm

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#11 posted 555 days ago

If ya run out of storage, bring it when you come to visit and I’ll store it for ya.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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nakedjoinery

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#12 posted 547 days ago

Well I bought a planer over the weekend so I decided to unwrap some figure in my recent wood purchase. I’m very happy with the results. It went right through the crotch with no tearout taking light passes. Yes Andy those are the new frames I made for my copy of your box. I just had to bite the bullet and start over. I think I need a little more furniture building knowledge though all this crotch is screaming out I WANT TO BE A TABLE. LOL

-- mike c

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gfadvm

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#13 posted 547 days ago

Looks like the new planer is a treasure! Blades must be in great shape to plane that figured wood with no tearout. Did you rabbet those panels into the back side of the frames? Or ‘float’ them in dados? Live edge tables are really pretty easy (look at the walnut live edge I posted): flat top, shelf, 2 legs, done!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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