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shipwright

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12-10-2010 03:11 AM

I was at my hardwood supplier’s yesterday to see what they had that was interesting. I ended up with a nice piece of Wenge and one of Bubinga, not large but when sliced they will make quite a lot of veneer. On the topic of veneer I asked why they don’t carry anything but 4’ x 8’ sheets of paper backed stuff anymore. “No demand” was the answer,”but I think there’s some old left over stuff under that rack in the corner”. I saw the ends sticking out and the pieces looked all cracked and split up like they’d been neglected for years, which it turns out, they had. Then we pulled them out…. not so bad. There are five pieces about 9’6” long by 6” to 10” wide by about 1/32” in sequence, and they were figured Cherry. I don’t know exactly what the figure here is called but even covered with dust you could see a little chatoyance in the surfaces. “How much?” I asked. “We’ll give you a good price” . “OK” I said and loaded them up. When I got home and looked at the invoice, I had paid $10…. Ten bucks!

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/


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#1 posted 12-10-2010 03:14 AM

Ok so I’m envious, that was a great score. Look forward to see what they turn into
Best to you
Trevor

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#2 posted 12-10-2010 03:45 AM

wow—-ten bucks!!! and those are canadian dollars too!!! with our USA discount that is like EIGHT BUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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shipwright

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#3 posted 12-10-2010 03:47 AM

You should check the exchange rate. It’s about $9.90 US.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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#4 posted 12-10-2010 03:49 AM

Very nice. And a fantastic score.
I have bought a bit of sequenced slices off of eBay for a pretty good price. But I would say you did very well. And you didn’t have to pay shipping.

I bet that figure will just pop with a finish applied.
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#5 posted 12-10-2010 04:12 AM

nice score there its a butyfull wood
looking forward to see what you pop up with from that

Dennis

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#6 posted 12-10-2010 04:17 AM

Very nice an what a score. I like it.

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#7 posted 12-10-2010 06:06 AM

Hi Paul, fantástico. Looking fwd for the outcome!

-- Back home. Fernando

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#8 posted 12-10-2010 06:30 AM

Hmmm…if you’re looking to get rid of the near ends just past that knothole, in the first picture, I guess I could use them…nice score! The near end looks like quilted. You done good, buddy.

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shipwright

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#9 posted 12-10-2010 06:49 AM

The camera angle doesn’t do it justice. It’s got the same figure throughout.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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#10 posted 12-10-2010 02:50 PM

Paul,
I never thought much about veneering although I have been fascianated with Marquetry since I first saw it many years ago. I know an old man that has collected veneers all his adult life and can hardly give it away. I went to see him awhile back and he gave me a big selection of it, hoping I’d be back for more. I can’t wait for him to see the vacuum press I’m preparing to build.

Nice score on the veneer. I’m betting you are a “preferred customer”

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#11 posted 12-10-2010 03:09 PM

Dollar-Open
INDEX: Finance
Canadian dollar opened on Friday at 99.04 cents US, up 0.08 of a cent

TORONTO – The Canadian dollar opened at 99.04 cents US, up 0.08 of a cent from Thursday’s close.

The U.S. dollar stood at C$1.0097, down 0.08 of a cent.

Pound sterling was worth C$1.5995, up 0.61 of a cent and US$1.5841, up 0.73 of a cent.

The euro was worth C$1.3387, up 0.03 of a cent.

(Quotations provided by BMO Capital Markets)

-- Glen, Vernon B.C. Canada

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