|Forum topic by Kristoffer||posted 03-09-2010 04:23 AM||1133 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
03-09-2010 04:23 AM
I posted a blog a couple months ago asking about some lumber prices and ended out getting quite a bit of helpful feedback. Some of the (and probably the most helpful) feedback came from a local LumberJock, Russel. He told me about a lumber yard that is not too far from him and me. He told me about Michigan Hardwoods in Dryden, MI. and that he was going to be heading that way within the week. After a few PMs on LJs trying to figure out a way for us to carpool and realizing that it wasn’t going to work out, we talked a couple times on the phone. After telling him that I had never really worked with anything other than your basic Lowe’s/Home Depot finds, he invited me to his place and said that he would give me a couple of pieces of the good stuff. For the record…... He did mention that once I worked with real woods, I’d be hooked.
Here are a few pictures of what Russel was so kind as to give up to a LumberJock in need.
Russel, thank you so, so, so much!!!!!!!!!! I am using the walnut and the maple to make an urn for a couple of my girlfriend’s dogs. I’m excited and worried about how it is going to turn out since I’ve never really worked the nicer woods. Every cut is a heart attack waiting to happen.
-- Cheers and God Bless