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patrick m

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03-08-2008 02:04 AM

Topic tags/keywords: maple cherry walnut willow padauk ash cocobolo wenge

Ok, I did manage to find two good sellers on ebathat auction site… mollyb is good . Now I realized I really should have asked here a long time ago. I bought from about 7 sellers, and 50% is wet. Not dried so well and I end up losing a lot of wood planing ,straitening,clamping, sanding etc…, I’ve learned to look for kiln dried or to get feedback from other buyers. I know Tom here has a saw mill in oregon I think , I liked his site when I looked. I would like to hear what you all have to say about this. I usually buy wide boards aprox 60”x9”x1”w (aprox) . I have a couple how scavenges for OldGrowth red wood burl roots in northern California and got three GREAT pieces from them… But really want another seller for cabinetry and furniture projects. I am in Brooklyn so lately I have been relying on the mail , rather than driving around lumber hunting.. Well Thank you for any tips or advice on this subject . Happy woodworkin’ Your friend in wood , Patrick. p.s. I do believe I need a book about moister meters and learning a bit more about how wood is stored and dried… any good books that you’d recommend?

-- PJM.`·.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸ ><((((º> ""BY HAMMER AND HAND ALL ARTS DO STAND""1785-1974 nyc Semper Fi, Patrick M


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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#1 posted 03-08-2008 02:39 AM

Patrick, check out Wood Finder, you may find someone close to you.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#2 posted 03-22-2008 04:55 AM

Patrick, i own a planner mill and i usually have all kinds of domestic hardwoods in stock. I have white and black ash, cherry, black walnut, butternut, hard and soft maple, red oak, birch, red birch, European beech, North American Beech, curly maple, birdseye maple and some other one of a kind pieces here and there. All stock is kiln dried. I can custom cut and surface stock to your specs. Im working on getting a web site going at the moment will advise when that is up. So let me know if there is anything i can do for you.

-- barlow

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#3 posted 03-22-2008 11:30 AM

Barlow… please post the address of your website when you get it up.

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patrick m

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#4 posted 03-23-2008 03:48 AM

Barlow , Thanks Yes I’m certainly interested in building a good seller customer base with a new wood supply . Please let me know how or when maybe I cold see some pictures of some lumber for sale. Thanks

-- PJM.`·.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸ ><((((º> ""BY HAMMER AND HAND ALL ARTS DO STAND""1785-1974 nyc Semper Fi, Patrick M

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patrick m

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#5 posted 03-23-2008 03:49 AM

And Thanks Dick , I’m going to check Wood Finder now >>

-- PJM.`·.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸ ><((((º> ""BY HAMMER AND HAND ALL ARTS DO STAND""1785-1974 nyc Semper Fi, Patrick M

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#6 posted 04-15-2008 03:07 AM

Patrick, cruise by Dykes. The location in Hackensack has some great hardwood.

-- Made lots of sawdust and pounded some nails. Haven't finished anything, though.

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WIwoodworker

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#7 posted 04-15-2008 05:16 AM

A couple of books that might be useful for you Patrick are “Wood And How To Dry It” from Fine Woodworking and another book that is a useful reference is “Woodworker’s Guide To Wood” by Rick Peters.

In addition to Barlow and Woodfinder you might also try Daren Nelson or dirtclod. They’re both LJ members who own sawmills.

I sell figured woods and if there was something you were looking for in particular I’m sure I could help you find it.

-- Allen, Milwaukee, WI

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Boon

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#8 posted 04-15-2008 05:19 AM

i would like to find a seller of planed 3/4 Andiroba or any other mahogany type of wood, please message me if you know of a reputable source.

-- www.jonboon.info - more crap coming soon!

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