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Forum topic by Dustin posted 01-31-2017 05:49 PM 457 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Dustin

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01-31-2017 05:49 PM

Topic tags/keywords: tip question walnut cherry

So, a coworker of mine recently lost her father-in-law to cancer. As a Navy vet, her husband was given his burial flag. As we discussed things this morning, she mentioned that they haven’t gotten a display for it yet, so I thought this would be a good time to do something nice for her family (as a surprise).

The thing is, I’m looking to build their shadow box (nothing fancy, just the flag display) out of either cherry or walnut, but Woodcraft charges an arm and a leg. A friend’s father near me has a jointer and planer (I have neither), so I could work with rough stock, but the nearest mill that I know of is nearly an hour away, and I only have a couple hours this Saturday evening (or evenings during the week) to work on it and finish it. I’m trying to have this finished for them by some time next week. Getting time in my shop to do this is far easier than getting time to run to the mill, then to my connection with the planer/jointer.

Anyone in my area (Louisville/Oldham County border in KY) know of a better place to grab the stock I need? By my calculations, I only need 1 board, surfaced dimensions of about 5” wide by 66” long (I have a buddy who works for a glass company who can get me the insert I need).

Additionally, if anyone in the nearby area happens to have any stock lying around, I’d be happy to buy it from you.

Thanks,
Dustin

-- "Ladies, if your husband says he'll get to it, he'll get to it. No need to remind him about it every 6 months."


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#1 posted 01-31-2017 06:02 PM

1) The closest sawmill is Bonesteel in Sellersburg, about 20 minutes away.
2) The easiest place to get rough sawn in town is Bargain Supply on Jefferson downtown. Higher than the sawmill, cheaper than Woodcraft, but a short drive.
3) I might have a board of cherry I could get you. I’ll try to look tonight.

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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#2 posted 01-31-2017 06:18 PM

Charles,

Thanks, brother. I’ll have to check out Bargain Supply on my way home this week (I work downtown, and didn’t know they had rough sawn lumber!). And I’ll definitely keep Bonesteel in mind for furture projects: my mom lives in Sellersburg anyhow, and they only other saw mill I knew of was in Bagdad.

-- "Ladies, if your husband says he'll get to it, he'll get to it. No need to remind him about it every 6 months."

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#3 posted 02-01-2017 03:36 AM

I have a board at home if you need it.

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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#4 posted 02-01-2017 05:15 AM

Dustin, I have a 6” X 6’ piece of walnut that is milled to 1/2” thick. It is not jointed but you can do that with a router and straight edge. I’m off Dixie Hwy.

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#5 posted 02-04-2017 02:05 AM

Bonesteel is my suggestion also. They will meet you anytime with 30 min notice. Reasonable prices also. Good luck.

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#6 posted 02-04-2017 04:20 PM

Thanks for the advice and help on this one, folks!

I’ll be checking out Bonesteel for future needs. In the meantime, a special thanks to Charles who hooked me up with the materials; and a thank you to papadan as well, who offered his stock!

I’m taking the boards to be milled at a friend’s house today, and will be working on it this evening. I’ll post pics as it comes along!

-- "Ladies, if your husband says he'll get to it, he'll get to it. No need to remind him about it every 6 months."

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