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DrDirt

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1743 days ago

I am in central Kansas, but not having much luck with woodfinder.com. I am looking for air dried lumber, mainly walnut but other hardwoods as well, because I want to do some bending projects.

Kiln dried is really easy to locate, in KC and Inman Kansas for me.

I am sure there must be sources in Kansas/Missouri or relatively close.

Thanks in advance
Dave

-- "If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astonish ourselves." Edison


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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 1743 days ago

Dave, have you checked on Craigslist? There are several sources in the KC, MO area for walnut lumber but it looks to be kiln dried. Some of the vendors saw their own so it might be worth checking into to see if they have any air dried lumber. If not you could also post an ad on Craigslist looking for air dried walnut and see if anything turns up.

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

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FirehouseWoodworking

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#2 posted 1743 days ago

I’m thinking (and it’s been a while – since I was there, not since I was last thinking!) there was a sawmill that had some stuff airdrying. It was out in the mcClouth area. I can’t recall exactly where. I visited it back in the 90s. A family run operation.

Good luck.

-- Dave; Lansing, Kansas

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MedicKen

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#3 posted 1743 days ago

You might try contacting Mark at www.heartlandcustomwood.com. He is a friend that has a custom shop in Kansas and he might be able to point you in the right direction

-- My job is to give my kids things to discuss with their therapist....medic20447@gmail.com

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kckevin

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#4 posted 1743 days ago

Dave,
You might try Cedar Creek Sawmill in Desoto, Ks. Fred Jones owns it and he is a member of the Kansas City Woodworkers’ Guild. He may be able to help you. E-mail is cedarcreeksawmill@kc.rr.com

-- KCkevin

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kansas

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#5 posted 1741 days ago

I’m far from Kansas now but I used to live in Olathe. I used to go to a place called Kansas Hardwoods. I’m sure it was on highway 24 east of Manhattan. I think it was in the town of Belvue. They had good prices and did have walnut but I’m not sure if they did any air drying.

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pete57

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#6 posted 1741 days ago

Hatfield MO and across the border in Iowa. Several mills up that way if they are still running. I think those ol boys up there use sawmills to make boards and fire wood for stills. Craigs list that area. My wife’s Grand parents use to live up that way.

-- Humble Wood Servant

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Karson

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#7 posted 1741 days ago

Mark DeCou lives in Kansas. I know he was having some walnut logs cut up that a neighbour gave him. You might send him a PM.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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DrDirt

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#8 posted 1738 days ago

Thanks for the help guys – still struggling but thinking the light at the tunnel is real.

-- "If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astonish ourselves." Edison

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Tony Dooley

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#9 posted 1738 days ago

I used to live in Humboldt Ks. (southeast ks.) and there was a man there that hand a saw mill, his name is
Geoge Hawley. Also Joe Wieneris still in the area there and he used to do alot of lumbering. Don’t know if Hawley is still in business but a phone call can’t hurt.

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saw4fun

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#10 posted 1733 days ago

I’m in central Nebraska so if you don’t have any luck with closer places I’d be happy to give you the “Grand” tour. My website should be listed on my profile. Its nothing fancy but will give you an idea of what I have available. Good luck on your quest!

-- There is no such thing as scrap wood! Rastus NE www.nativelumber.net

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Karson

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#11 posted 1733 days ago

Rastus: Good luck on your milling.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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