|Forum topic by a1Jim||posted 1468 days ago||3544 views||0 times favorited||18 replies|
1468 days ago
“My daughter Jessica just bought a house in Portland. She is a teacher at a Waldorf school in Portland and has a burnin’ for learn’n. She has constructed a strip kayak, beginning carver and is gathering some hand and power tools for increasingly difficult projects. The issue at hand is that they have no bed. I have plans (approved of course) for an arts and crafts queen sized bed and will be in Portland for a week between Christmas and New Years. I would like to gather the materials and hardware, arrange shop space and begin machining the stock while I’m there.
Could you recommend possible resources for shop or machine rental—(I will probably buy a small table sawfor her) jointer, planer and mortising machine are first priority. Machine sanding drums, disks or belts come next?
I would like to use 8/4 QSWO and would need to purchase it in Oregon. Tough to fit those 7 footers in a carry-on bag. I am familiar with Gilmer Woods (but I have two sheds full of lumber – including QSWO and most everything else—nothing fancy but paid only lowball prices for it. Yes, I’m cheap.) Looks like air-dried would work if it has been stored indoors for one season. If you are from the “Don’t Cheap Charlie the Wood School” I would understand. Recommend the best sources in your experience.
Finally, If you have regional contacts for Jessica to meet other WWs/Carvers, Schools, Guilds and Clubs. I would be grateful to pass those along to her. I appreciate the time you have already taken to read this and hope you are able to help out.”
So I was hoping LJers in the area might be able to help steve find what he needs since I’m about 200 miles south of portland. I would have had him come to my shop but that’s a 3 hour drive from Portland.
I hope we can help !
-- W James Brokenbourgh Custom furniture maker http://artisticwoodstudio.com/