I have not been on much as of late. I am busy building some cabinets for a client that is opening a gun and archery store. And about 6 weeks ago I started selling boats, I work Sat , Sun and Monday doing that.
The paying jobs have been hit and miss with the wodworking so I felt I needed a little extra income. There are several new tools I want to purchase and I am looking forward to using my boat this summer so I need some more money.
I have been checking the site some and see some of you have made some great things. And the Thorsen tables that are entered now make me wanna build another one. Man you all have built some awsome tables. Congrats to you all.
Thanks to those that have posted video of their shops they are a pleasure to watch.
Today I picked up some rough oak boards. 845board feet to be exact. A friend owns a moulding shop and they build arches for home builders in the area as well. I make some of the legs for the arches in my shop for him .
He called me about 4 days ago and asked if I wanted some oak cheap. Of course I said yes .
Well he said I have about 850 board feet of rough sawn oak in widths from 5 1/2 inches wide to 8 1/2 inches wide.The lenghts are 16ft 14ft and12ft. It was aired dried for 4 years. That I could have for $1 dollar per board foot. I said right now I dont have $850 to spend on wood. And then he said dont worry about it my credit was good with him and if I got out of his way within a week I could have it for $650 dollars.
Needless to say I jumped all over it. !
The first pic is 1 board after a few passes thru my planner and the second one is the wood stacked under my shelter. The second one shows the stack of wood next to some 2×6s i got for free. The 2×6s ends are painted blue the rest is all oak.
-- JohnShackleford,North Carolina