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drewpy

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10-09-2015 10:35 PM

Topic tags/keywords: padauk question help advise

Have you ever spotted a board that just sucked you in? I noticed this today when I was picking up some Walnut, and just stared at it. The problem is, I don’t know what I would do with it project wise. Should I just buy it and sit on it and someday something will come up or maybe itself will inspire something?

It’s 4/4 quilted padauk about 7 inched wide and 5 foot long. The color is much richer than the florescent lights and my phone make it out to be. I also have no idea if the price is decent or not. I looked online a little and couldn’t really find anything to compare it to.

Anyway, let me know your thoughts and if you think the price is right. I might go back Monday when they open and pick it up.

Thanks,

Drew

-- Drew in Ohio -- "The greatest wealth is health".


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#1 posted 10-09-2015 10:44 PM

I do it all the time. Especially with figured veneers. That’s why my wood rack is full and my overhead veneer storage bin is full as well. Who knows what I’m going to do with all of it.

-- The quality of one's woodworking is directly related to the amount of flannel worn.

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#2 posted 10-09-2015 11:04 PM

I’d have a really hard time passing on that. Local big box store wants $45 for 1×8x8’ red oak. So $55-ish for 4/4 exotic with that much figure doesn’t seem out of line, to me. YMMV
Let us know what you decide to make with it, Drew.

-- God bless, Candy

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#3 posted 10-09-2015 11:30 PM



I d have a really hard time passing on that. Local big box store wants $45 for 1×8x8 red oak.
- CFrye

Lets see 1×8”x8’ is 5.3 bf of oak. at $45 that would be $8.44 per board foot. That seems a little high. I am buying Red Oak at $2.65 per board foot.

Cindy don’t you have any wood wholesalers close to you?

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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#4 posted 10-09-2015 11:40 PM

Drewpy, you’re talking $11. Buy the board! Even if you never use it for a project, it is worth more than that if you just hang it on a wall and admire it every day.

-- Art

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#5 posted 10-10-2015 12:03 AM

$11 is the lineal price according to the sticker, meaning it’s by the linear foot it looks like. So it’s $55 for the board.

-- The quality of one's woodworking is directly related to the amount of flannel worn.

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#6 posted 10-10-2015 12:53 AM

My bad, still I have spent more on “artwork” that I like less. :D

-- Art

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#7 posted 10-10-2015 01:08 AM

The figure on it was stunning in person. It literally stopped me in my tracks. Thanks for reminding me that I shouldn’t always be a tight-ass!! haha It’s hard for me sometimes.

They’re only open for 4 hours tomorrow and at almost 2 hours away and I have a breakfast obligation. I might have to call them to set it aside for me.

-- Drew in Ohio -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#8 posted 10-10-2015 01:49 AM

Hey Drew, I had a stick of straight grained fir that was over a hundred and twenty years old. I kept it around the shop for over five years, it was 28” wide and 5” thick, 28 feet long. Five years of walking round it, tripping over it, moving it at least a hundred times. I could never bring myself to cut it, finally after 5 years of it I cut into it and made some real good looking work benches. Everyone asked why… Make sure you need to hold onto what you truly don’t need is the moral of this story. Have fun, make some dust.

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#9 posted 10-10-2015 02:02 AM

Maybe you call it an early Christmas present?

It’s price seems right and is a beautiful board.

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#10 posted 10-10-2015 05:15 AM

“Buy It”, “Stare at It” and “Build It”. The Wood will talk to Ya

-- "Tying shoelaces was way harder than learning to Whistle",,,,,member MWTCA area K. Kentucky

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#11 posted 10-10-2015 08:44 AM


I d have a really hard time passing on that. Local big box store wants $45 for 1×8x8 red oak.
- CFrye

Lets see 1×8”x8 is 5.3 bf of oak. at $45 that would be $8.44 per board foot. That seems a little high. I am buying Red Oak at $2.65 per board foot.

Cindy don t you have any wood wholesalers close to you?

- WoodNSawdust


I would have to be really desperate for the red oak to pay that, WoodNSawdust. Just using that as a comparison.

-- God bless, Candy

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#12 posted 10-10-2015 10:42 AM

I’ve done that a number of times. Little over a year ago I popped $75 for a larger piece of paduak, not quilted anywhere near as much, but much redder. So far, it has produced two guitars, and I still have a lot left, so I already got my money back.

Last spring I ran across a plank of flamed maple, 8’ X 12”, in 8/4. Guy wanted $3.00 a board foot. Could not get it on the truck fast enough.

Whenever I see a strange piece, I always try to buy it, if I can afford it. I still cringe on the day I passed on a live edge kiln dried walnut plank in a local Woodcraft, 8’ long, 9-12” wide, 8/4, because they wanted about $220 for each one. I thought that obnoxious and would not pop, but later realized the possibilities in tables, etc. Went back and although they did have three of them, all gone…

-- Paul, Tennessee, http://www.tsunamiguitars.com

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#13 posted 10-10-2015 11:01 AM

I do it all the time. I’m a admitted wood hoarder and can’t turn down a piece of unique wood. I buy it and than live with it in the shop for a while and if it doesn’t tell me what it wants to be it gets retired to the warehouse where it gets buried. Then when I go through the warehouse looking for wood for a certain project and I come across it again and its like I’m seeing it for the first time and back to the shop it goes for another go around. Other words if it trips your trigger BUY it you may not see a piece like that again.

-- Ric, Mazomanie

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#14 posted 10-10-2015 11:02 AM

Buy it as you see it… it may never come your way again… at least not when you absolutely need it!
If I am in one of the big box stores, I always look through the maple to see if there is a nice curly board, even though I buy most of my wood at a wholesaler.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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Monte Pittman

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#15 posted 10-10-2015 11:22 AM

As a die hard wood hoarder, I would buy it. Better to have than have not.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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