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Forum topic by Don Newton posted 1533 days ago 923 views 0 times favorited 15 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Don Newton

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1533 days ago

I had some lumber given to me. What I got was approx. 175 bf of 4/4 curly Maple. The narrowest piece is 5 1/2” and the widest is 10 1/2”. All pieces are 8’-0” long.

These are some of the wider pieces from the bottom of the load.

I wet one of the pieces down with alcohol to see the grain pop!

Now….what do I make with this nice lumber….any suggestions?

-- Don, Pittsburgh

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#1 posted 1533 days ago

Yeah… ship it to ME!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 1533 days ago

Wow that’s a great bunch of maple congrats.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 1533 days ago

Nice score on the lumber. May I suggest you make an entertainment center with book-matched solid wood doors? I think that would be a great way to show off the figure in the wood.

-- Drew, Delaware

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#4 posted 1533 days ago

You have a bunch of lumber in your hand and you don’t know what to make yet… I think that is one precious imagination period, one of the best part of woodworking. If I were you, I would leave them in the shop, where you can see them everyday, and just wait until a great idea comes out.

-- Junji Sugita from Japan,

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#5 posted 1533 days ago

Ship it to me I’ll make a giant box with it.

-- ~Eagle America~ ~Woodcraft~

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#6 posted 1533 days ago

Make a great piece of furniture with it!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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Don Newton

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#7 posted 1533 days ago

Junji….I like your idea, let the wood speak to me. I think I would like to make an 18th century piece…but what?

-- Don, Pittsburgh

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#8 posted 1533 days ago

Thats a great get. I would make a nice chest of drawers.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#9 posted 1533 days ago

I know what you can make…............A donation to little-ol-me.

Great Score…....Enjoy every bit of it. I love the fiddle-back graining.

-- Rustfever, Central California

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#10 posted 1533 days ago

Nice gloat, hey ship that lumber to me. :)

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#11 posted 1533 days ago

I love free lumber! Nice looking maple. When the right project comes along, you’ll know.

-- Doug, Reed City, Michigan

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#12 posted 1532 days ago

You read the Lumberjocks TOS right? When you make a free wood gloat you’re obliged to send some of the lumber to the first 12 jocks that comment on your thread.

-- Optimists are usually disappointed. Pessimists are either right or pleasantly surprised. I tend to be a disappointed pessimist.

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#13 posted 1532 days ago

hard to beat that price!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#14 posted 1532 days ago

Ah, I like the idea of live4ever!!!

Since the wood grain seems really nice, this has to be something you see the pattern when you use it. An18th century piece… How about a writing desk?

-- Junji Sugita from Japan,

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#15 posted 1532 days ago

What you better make is: Make sure your chissels are sharp. Figured maple can be hard on em. What ever you make enjoy it.

-- Will work for Wood

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