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Blog entry by robbinscabin posted 11-08-2008 05:29 PM 704 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I found this site accidentally…Boy, I love accidents like this! This site is so awesome for a newbie woodworker. The welcome I’ve received here has been tremendous! I’ve spent way to much time browsing through projects. I have found many great creations that have inspired me to try new projects of my own. I have learned so much just by hanging out here. I have browsed through a bunch of the videos and am now ready to try inlay and dovetails. All of which scared the beejeebees out of me before. Now, I’m looking forward to trying something a bit more challenging then my recent projects. Thanks to all for the inspiration and the encouragement!

Now, if y’all could tell me where to get some of that great wood you’ve been using. It sure isn’t carried by my local Lowes or Home Depot!

-- Robbinscabin,

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#1 posted 11-08-2008 05:42 PM

all that in just one day ? :)
I agree. LJ is THE BEST.

let us know what region you are in and someone will tell you where the best wood source is for you

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#2 posted 11-08-2008 05:53 PM

I’m in Upstate NY…just minutes from Canada! No where near New York City.

-- Robbinscabin,

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#3 posted 11-08-2008 06:21 PM

Welcome! You’ll really like it here!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#4 posted 11-08-2008 06:55 PM

Robin, if you look at the prices that Lowe’s and HD charge for their wood it runs $6.00 a bf or better. Use them if you have no other alternative. Some good resources for wood are Craigslist, Woodfinder and Ebay. There are internet providers as well but shipping adds significantly to the cost. Another resource is a fellow LJ, Barlow, who supplies kiln dried wood.

But your best bet would be to find a local sawyer who deals in hardwood lumber. Treebones has posted a list of sawyers here. You might want to scan it to see if there are any in your area.

Hope this helps.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#5 posted 11-08-2008 07:04 PM

Welcome aboard!

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#6 posted 11-08-2008 07:32 PM

Thanks all!

Scott~Thanks for the links! Woodfinder found a source less than 4 miles from my home! He had a website and everything! It’s exactly the kind of shop I was looking for! You were also right about the prices…much less expensive than the “big” stores. And I’m not sure but he might’ve gone to school with my hubby! I can’t thank you enough!

Off to shop… ;)

-- Robbinscabin,

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