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08-02-2010 11:46 PM

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So looks like I will be out in the Seattle area on business next month, and will have to spend the weekend there, looking for idea’s of how to spend my weekend, I am traveling solo. Anything interesting out there related to woodworking that I should check out, or sugestions otherwise?


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#1 posted 08-03-2010 12:18 AM

Grizzly has a huge warehouse some where up in that area . I ‘ve never been but they have a huge scatch and dent sale once a year just about this time…..could be wrong maybe some one knows for sure…..................Schloemoe

-- schloemoe, Oregon , http://www. woodrehab.blogspot.com

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#2 posted 08-03-2010 04:15 AM

Go see Bill Betts in Rochester WA about 70 miles south of Seattle. He is a sawyer and has some 50k BD FT of Big Leaf Maple & burls, Alder and Alder spalter turning blanks, Red Cedar, 1/4 sawn, Elm. Wild Cherry, hard Rock Maple figured, 1/4 sawn white oak, and lots, lots more. Phone 360 362 9675. He is located about 4 miles west of exit 88 [Highway !-5]

I have no interest on his businees, just a respect for what he does.

-- Rustfever, Central California

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#3 posted 08-03-2010 08:00 AM

Tom is right. Grizzly is up in Bellingham about an hour and a half north of Seattle. Their scratch and dent sale was in June.

-- Don - I wood work if I could. Redmond WA.

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#4 posted 08-03-2010 08:27 AM

+1 for the Port Townsend School of Woodworking.

It’s a short ferry ride and drive to get there.

-- No sane man will dance ~ Cicero

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#5 posted 08-03-2010 08:28 AM

here's a great place downtown,

Northwest Fine Woodworking
101 S. Jackson
Seattle, WA 98104

I second the LaConner recommendation also. Snohomish isn’t really about woodworking, but you can see some antiques. If you like antiques, there are several shops under the waterfront freeway.

-- vicrider

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#6 posted 08-03-2010 09:51 AM

I was going to mention the fine furniture gallery:-(( Always a day late and a dollar short!!

If you are looking for wood, Compton’s is on first avenue south of town, there is another one on the other side of the street, name escapes me now. Your local Woodcraft is on Michigan street a little further south, then on out to Tukwila and Southcenter Mall for Rockler, but I bet they are just like every other Woodcraft and Rockler in the country:-(

If you want to see the wood growing to full height, the Olympic Rain Forest has giant Doug Fir a couple hundred feet tall and 10 – 12’ across. That is on the west side of the Olympic Peninsula along the Hoh River. Not as big as Redwoods, but impressive. The WA coast is not as good as the OR coast. 101 runs back off the coastline thought the forest up here; it is on the waterfront in OR.

There is endless stuff to do. The underground tour of Old Seattle is on the waterfront. You can take tours of the harbor, bay or the Sound up to Victoria through the San Juan Islands.

You could look up LJs if anyone is home ;-))

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

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#7 posted 08-03-2010 03:45 PM

Lots of good suggestions, the school of woodworking sounds good, also I forgot grizzley was located there and I am in the market for a bandsaw. I am for sure going to make sure I see the rain forrest, I may be able to visit some of those places closer to downtown during the seek, I am in seattle the week of the 13th,then hanging around the weekend of the 18th, then in Bellvue after the weekend for a couple days. I also have a cousin in the area that I am debating if I should let them know I am in town or not, I would be obligated to spend a day with them if I did.

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