Lumber! #1: New Stuff!

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Blog entry by Rick posted 02-28-2012 02:28 AM 1065 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Almost as good as getting new tools is getting new lumber. A local saw mill had some great walnut. I was able to get a couple boards almost 20” wide, with clean, straight grain perfect for a table top that showcase a great inlay.

Also on the haul were 2 slabs that would make a great bar or even other beautiful natural edges. The wide boards are 8’ long, the slabs are about 10’.

But maybe the best find were these sister boards from another tree a couple weeks before …

Although these are only 4/4 boards, I plan to resaw them to get at least a couple extra slices from each.

Here’s the really sad part: We thought these were the only 2 boards like this. The day I picked up the big boards, another customer had found a third. It was easily as beautiful as these. {sigh}

Oh well. I hope he has some great ideas for that board!

-- There are many tempting parking places on the road to success

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#1 posted 02-28-2012 02:36 AM

Love me some walnut. Nice score!

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#2 posted 02-28-2012 03:14 AM

Good looking lumber, were prices decent ?

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#3 posted 02-28-2012 03:55 AM

Nice looking haul Rick. Im only five hrs from you so I can pick it up or You could just drop it off at a cousins hous there in Brok. Arrow. That will save you the shipping !

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#4 posted 02-28-2012 05:04 AM

I could look at nice lumber all day long. I only wish I could find wood like that where I live,but there are always trade offs in life.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#5 posted 02-28-2012 10:50 AM

You’ve got some great looking material to work with! I can’t wait to see what you make from them.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#6 posted 02-29-2012 03:14 AM

Nice find not much butifull wood like that around here just alder and maple for hardwood and cant buy it mill direct here. I usto work in a hardwood many years ago and wished I could take all the beautifull wood I feed into the chipper because it was not sound enoough to make furniture but had such beautifull grain patterns woodworkers would have gone nuts to have it at home.

-- Dave, Kelso, Washington

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#7 posted 02-29-2012 04:11 PM

@Chips – the prices were good. Very rare to see 20” boards, and there’s more that I’d like to get my hands on. Mostly 16” – 18”. A couple 18” 8/4. Just beautiful stuff.

@Cabmaker – I’m sorry – your message was breaking up – I can’t seem to read it…

-- There are many tempting parking places on the road to success

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