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Forum topic by Bob Fowkes posted 12-17-2015 08:26 PM 993 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Bob Fowkes

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12-17-2015 08:26 PM

Perhaps of interest to New England woodworkers, there is an auction in early January (1/6) of a variety of lumber and sheet goods. This is a lumber yard on Cape Cod selling [excess?] stock: cherry, pine, beech, birch, maple.

Alas the quantities are way more than I can use and/or store. So I’m looking for local woodworkers who might want to share a lot or two.

Here’s the auction site:

http://www.irsauctions.com/index_lots.asp?pg=details&id=19581

Of specific interest to me are the two lots of 4/4 cherry (lot #6 and #44), and the 8/4 cherry (lot #18) but I could imagine taking a small amount of one of the other hardwood lots.

Please let me know.

Bob

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#1 posted 12-18-2015 03:21 AM

Those are some good deals! Why do they do such a thing so close after Christmas! Argh.

That being said, I could go in with you. I like cherry :) I am also liking the birch they have listed.

I’m in Exeter, NH. I see you’re in Medford (spent the first year of my life in Medford, then Revere, kept crawling north until I stopped in southern NH :) Let me know how you’d like to get together on this. You can PM or email me at dyfhid at comcast.net

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#2 posted 12-18-2015 03:50 AM

I’m not local but cherry is the main wood used in my shop This past month alone I processed 400bf. I was actually looking at that auction earlier today but decided I probably wouldn’t have time for the 31hr round trip and decided to forget about it. I don’t think my 1/2 ton truck will haul 1,200 bf anyway.

If the lumber is selling cheap enough to be worth shipping common carrier and someone is willing to get it on the truck, I’d be willing to consider buying the excess. One downside is that the grade isn’t mentioned and I’d want reasonably clear cherry like my lumberyard sells.

Feel free to send a PM if you think you can work something out and I’ll make the calculations to see if it’s worth the cost.

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#3 posted 12-25-2015 02:13 AM

I’m also in southern NH and interested in going in (if there’s room)

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#4 posted 12-28-2015 03:50 PM

Lynchee,

There is room, I just sent you a PM.

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#5 posted 12-29-2015 02:28 AM

Thanks!! Hopefully it works out.

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#6 posted 12-29-2015 02:53 PM

I’ve never bought lumber from an auction – is there a way to tell how clear the lumber is?

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#7 posted 12-29-2015 05:46 PM

The only way I know to tell anything about an auction lumber is to contact the seller. This lumber is all FAS stock. Bob Fowler and I are actually on our way back from looking at the lots, and it’s all very good looking stock.

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#8 posted 12-30-2015 02:43 PM

You really shouldnt publicly share auction links. there could have been other people on this site who was interested in it themselves.

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#9 posted 01-19-2016 09:51 PM

Just to wrap this up, David Taylor and I split a 312 b.f. lot of 8/4 FAS rated cherry for a little over $3/bf.

-- Bob

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#10 posted 01-20-2016 01:32 AM

I ended up passing. Freight was pretty high so I’d have needed to purchase a lot of wood to make it worthwhile. $3/bf is what I pay for 4/4 from my normal supplier.

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#11 posted 01-20-2016 01:53 AM



Just to wrap this up, David Taylor and I split a 312 b.f. lot of 8/4 FAS rated cherry for a little over $3/bf.

- Bob Fowkes

Not to mention the priceless advantage of meeting and spending time with a fellow Lumberjock, who also happens to be a reallly great guy, plus the bonus of seeing the awesome shop at the location where the lumber was sold out of. The smallest thing in the shop was a Unisaw!

Thanks for the opportunity, Bob!

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#12 posted 01-20-2016 01:58 AM



You really shouldnt publicly share auction links. there could have been other people on this site who was interested in it themselves.

- FancyShoes

Ha

Glad it worked out for y’all.

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