Trip to Florida

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Blog entry by richgreer posted 02-17-2010 06:51 PM 954 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Next month (not sure of the dates yet) I am taking a trip from Iowa to Florida for the primary purpose of attending some spring training baseball games. Baseball is in the top 5 of the true loves of my life.

I am planning a stop in Springfield, MO to visit the Grizzly Showroom there. I would also like to make other stops along the way if there is a store that offers some unique and interesting wood or a gallery of really good woodworking. Does anyone know of such or store or gallery in MO, KY, TN, GA or FL?

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#1 posted 02-17-2010 06:55 PM

going to jupiter for the St Louis Cards March 13~15
sorry dont know of anything wood related


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#2 posted 02-17-2010 06:59 PM

Highland Hardware/Woodworking in Atlanta is worth a stop.

-- - dabbling in sarcasm is foolish … if you’re not proficient at it, you end up looking stupid … ... ...

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Rick Dennington

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#3 posted 02-17-2010 08:57 PM

Greetings Rich: Here’s a couple of places in Missouri that I get some lumber from from time to time. I have a hardwood place about a mile from my house, so I just use these guys when the need arizes:

Cedar Creek Hardwoods 1092 Madison 9407, Highway O Fredricktown, Mo 1- 573-783-5786 (phone) 1-573-783-8037 (fax)
Since you’re going to Grizzlys anyway in Springfield, you might as well try them…... good hunting.

O.P. Hardwoods Springfield, Mo
1-800-541-0998 Sorry—don’t have an address for them, but you can get it from them when you call.

-- " At my age, happy hour is a crap and a nap".....

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#4 posted 02-17-2010 09:04 PM

I’ll second the motion for a stop at Highland Woodworking in Atlanta, although this might not be your closest route south. Also, check with Highland, ( ) to see what classes they might have scheduled.

If coming down I 75 check in with me in Gainesville.

-- "Heaven is North of the Bridge"

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#5 posted 02-17-2010 09:06 PM

Greetings Todd: Wish I was going to Jupiter in March. The St Louis Cardinals is my favorite team. I ‘ve been watching them for many years. I average watching about 120-130 games a year….. serious fan….lol.
I’ve been to one Cardinals game at the new(well old now) Busch Stadium. I have a better seat right here in my chair than what I had at the game…. but the stadium is beautiful, I have to say…...think of me while you’re there…...and I”ll be cussing you here….. no… just joking…...... enjoy the Cardinals for me…....

-- " At my age, happy hour is a crap and a nap".....

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#6 posted 02-18-2010 01:08 PM

If you are going to be in south Florida, Constantine’s in Fort Lauderdale sells exotic woods, veneer, tools, books, etc. Definitely worth a stop by.
When I’m visiting family, I always head there…can’t help it.

-- Steve--

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