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Mark Smith

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#1 posted 12-11-2012 06:13 PM

I don’t need the 55 gallon size, that would probably go bad before I use it. But I do need to start buying gallons sizes. I don’t think our local Lowes had the 1 gallon size, but I’ll check again. I do know I remember seeing it someplace, but I can’t remember where. It may have been Rockler.

On the wood purchase, I happened to be looking at the right auction websites at the right time. I didn’t measure all the wood, but I estimated I had about 12,000 board feet total. It took two truck loads to get it here and a giant fork lift to get it all into the shop. Now that I’ve sold all I’m going to sell, I’ll confess the wood cost me $1300 and delivery was $400. I sold at least 2/3rds of it and have kept the rest. I sold it at half of what people could buy it for retail and then I was very generous with my measurements. I did have a High School Woodshop teacher come get a lot and I ended up giving him about as much as he bought once I found out he was buying it with his own money and then giving it to his students. So in the end, I made enough to pay for the original purchase, buy a jointer, a planer, and a new Dewalt mitersaw, and still keep about 3 or 4 thousand board feet in the shop. I’m a happy camper with that deal.

-- Mark Smith, Tracy, CA., http://www.markscustomwoodcrafts.com


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