Well we were left scratching our hears and the word got out on LJ that I needed a bunch Of Maple to build these 2 workbenches. During another project Medic Ken Said John Ormsby had some wood for sale to make a bench or to or more. the only down side was it was not the rock hard maple i had wanted to use and so i was forced to re evaluate I got the lumber for only 2.50 a board foot I AN NO FOOL NOW AND I GOING TO PASS up a great deal. So i arranged to get the cash from my uncle who was very happy about the price of the new wood and I gathered a full sized truck from my cousin. Bill Barkley and I left Fresno at 5 30 am and were in Sacramento by 8 am We met with John Ormsby toured his home and his shop he showed us some of his most cherished wood some to dye for like 30 inch wide cherry panels . then we took some Photos of us and then we went to work first we moved a stack of fine lumber including rock maple and Birdseye maple and some cherry to die fore. Now we were at the stack of the stuff I came to get john graded the lumber and was very fair when it came to pricing good wood from waster the Yankee in me wont waste much wood at all . We then graded and loaded till the truck was well on the overloads and We got down to the 5 boards John wanted to keep we ran the totals and were at my spending limit then we negotiated for a 79 inch straight edge which we added to the load . after that we strapped down the wood said our farewells and spoke of a return trip in the summer once these benches are finished .
We drove home with a quick stop at woodcraft in Sacramento. when we got home we were tired but we had to unload and sticker the wood it took about as much room as a small car Ill add a couple of photos tomorrow I am tired and will finish editing this tonight or in the morning
-- when I am not on Lumberjocks I am on @ http://thisoldworkshop.com where we allow free speech