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How many LJs in NC

by agallant
posted 04-20-2011 03:19 PM


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Arnies

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#1 posted 07-21-2011 09:40 PM

Newbie from the K-ville area..

-- arnies

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Bertha

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#2 posted 07-21-2011 10:18 PM

Probably a lot, Aggalant! Arnies, I spent 4 years in Knoxville myself! I’m sure you know the Woodcraft on Kingston Pike well. I really miss those guys. I interviewed for a job in Winston Salem and took a quick jaunt to that little furniture mecca right outside (name escapes me). It’s such a wonderful area (NC) with tons of outstanding craftsmen.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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Cato

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#3 posted 07-22-2011 12:20 AM

I am across the line in Martinsville, VA but that puts me only about 20 minutes from Walls Lumber in Mayodan, NC.

Always like going into a candy store looking at all the different varieties of exotic woods. Just went in this afternoon to get a little wood for some projects and love poking around to see what they have.

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Barbara Gill

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#4 posted 07-22-2011 03:31 AM

I am from Greensboro and live in VA. I still go to Wall Lumber for anything special I Need.

-- Barbara

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Barbara Gill

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#5 posted 07-22-2011 03:35 AM

Cato, do you ever get to Philpott lake? My family has a place near Horseshoe Point. We get up there once or twice a summer.

-- Barbara

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Cato

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#6 posted 07-22-2011 03:46 AM

Barbara,
occasionally get up to the Horsehoe Point area, and have been on the lake a few times.

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huff

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#7 posted 07-23-2011 11:52 PM

Agallant, I used to live in Creedmoor, NC, but now live in Myrtle Beach, SC. I’ve been buying from Hill and Jeff @ the Hardwood Store in Gibsonville for years; in fact, I used to buy from Hill when he worked for Steve Wall Lumber, but followed him when he opened his own business in Gibsonville. I still make the trip to the Hardwood Store whenever I’m buying hardwoods. Tried a lot of different suppliers over the years, but like the Hardwood Store the best.

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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MGW

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#8 posted 08-12-2011 04:41 AM

I’m in Burlington, just a few minutes from the Hardwood Store of NC and Woodworker’s Supply. I’d like to see how many NC LJs are out there, too.

-- Michael, North Carolina -- Whittling away the time making fine lumber into perfect fire stove fuel.

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DamnYankee

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#9 posted 08-12-2011 05:02 AM

gastonia here

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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Mary Anne

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#10 posted 08-13-2011 04:04 PM

I’m just outside of Boone.
Get in touch with LumberJock Kyle (sawmillnc) in Iron Station, NC for wood. Kyle is a great guy and has some really nice wood.

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Carl Fisher

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#11 posted 08-17-2011 06:47 PM

I’m in Fort Mill, SC just south of Charlotte. I’ve been meaning to check out The Hardwood Store but never seem to find a free weekend to make it up there.

I’ve been picking up most of my stuff either from Internet orders, WoodCraft over in Mathews, or the most recent score was a bunch of mahogany from a local milling operation cleaning shop.

I’m on the lookout for a bunch of good cherry though for a kitchen island and cabinet refacing project and was going to go check out Advantage over in Grover, NC

-- Carl Fisher, Fort Mill, South Carolina --

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agallant

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#12 posted 08-17-2011 07:07 PM

The local woodcraft in raleigh wanted $11/BF for Babinga the Hardwood store is $6/BF. It is so worth the trip.

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MGW

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#13 posted 08-17-2011 09:25 PM

the Hardwood Store is always my first choice. The service is awesome and they have a good selection, so I would drive from Charlotte for that if nothing else. Check out their website for prices.

And no, I don’t work for them. I just really believe in supporting great businesses!

-- Michael, North Carolina -- Whittling away the time making fine lumber into perfect fire stove fuel.

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Michael1

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#14 posted 09-01-2011 05:21 PM

I just came across your blog. I been self employed for 20 years in woodworking and have used just about every supplier in NC and VA. My favorite is Wall Lumber in Mayodan NC. I like their service and the lumber they grade as select is what every one else calls FAS. Also I use to use Raleigh Hardwoods and Gilbirt Hardwoods but stopped using them because they always shorted me on my lumber order quantities. I would order 500 bdft and they would bill for 500 but only send 400 and then we would get into a dispute on how to calculate bdft quantities. Also, all the other suppliers want to subtract a percentage for shrinkage from drying and it is any where from 7 to 15%. At wall lumber they dont do this. If you order 100 bdft youget 100 ft and pay for 100 ft.

-- Michael Mills, North Carolina, http://www.scicaskets.com

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Arnies

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#15 posted 09-20-2011 12:00 PM

Hey Bertha, Sorry but i have not lived in Knoxville. The K-ville is for Kernersville. We have moved around starting in Indiana, Oklahoma, NC, Utah and back to NC.

-- arnies

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knighthood6

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#16 posted 09-26-2011 02:32 PM

Born in Durham, NC, living north of there in Roxboro currently. New to the woodworking scene and hope to improve my skills over time. Kinda being self taught at the moment with books, tv, or anything else I can find. Any woodworkers near me that would like to show a rookie some of their skills? Would love to lend a helping hand while learning in the process.

-- Sam

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ncwoodworker21

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#17 posted 10-17-2011 05:10 AM

I’m in Willow Spring, NC…about 10 mins SE of Raleigh. I’m just getting into woodworking, and would like to find someone nearby to apprentice with, or to help me to learn the craft…

My dad’s family grew up in the Mt. Airy, NC area, and they had a LONG history of being mountain woodcarvers. I’d love to follow my family’s footsteps.

NC’s a wonderful place to be a woodworker!

John

-- "With a last name like mine, I oughtta be a woodworker!"

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