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JJackson

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2246 days ago

Morning Boys and Girls,

I have decided that I am going to sell one or two flitches of the cherry logs I cut down last weekend. These logs came from the center of the woods and have no knots or defects anywhere. I will be sawing them next Monday, the 9th. I will be taking pictures of the flitches as I saw them. These logs are once in a lifetime logs and I already have enough cherry on hand. I will saw the logs to anyones specs. I will also let you pick out the log you want. If I cut the log and for some reason it has knots or defects in it, you will NOT be obligated to buy it. I am NOT selling a couple of these because I need the money, so please don’t make rediculous offers. I will sell the flitches green or I will dry them in my kiln for you at no extra charge.

Why am I selling two flitches????

Owning a Woodmizer, I have more boards around than I could ever use. I have not sold one board since I bought the Woodmizer 4 years ago. I have a full time job and I don’t have time to sell lumber. I would like to see someone make a once in a lifetime projects out of these logs. It is near impossible to buy flitches anymore and I would like someone here to have a chance at them. These two flitches will NOT be sold locally or on EBAY or any other outlet. I am selling two flitches to the members of Lumberjocks ONLY! Everyone here has been very good to me and I would like someone here to make something with them. If someone does buy them, I only ask that I get pictures of the project that you build with them. Please let me know by next Monday, June 9th if you have any interest in purchasing a flitch as that is when I will saw them.

Thanks,

Jeff

-- Jeff, Indiana


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BertJ

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#1 posted 2246 days ago

Jeff,

I’m interested in purchasing some nice cherry for a very special project. My wife turns 70 on June 15, and I would like to make her two medium-sized chests for our bedroom to replace the worn-out ones she bought 40 years ago. And no, I don’t expect to make them before her birthday! I can, however, make a sketch of the projects and give her the chests after the wood dries and I construct them. I can work up a materials list in a few days to determine what I would need.

I’m not sure what the best way to get these home, as I live in Central Texas. I might just drive up there and pick them up. I have a minivan and I’ve transported 12-foot planks, although 10 feet is easier. I would prefer if you to dry them, as my space is quite limited.

I’ll send you an email with my address and phone number.

Thanks,

Bert

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lazyfiremaninTN

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#2 posted 2246 days ago

How much are you thinking of asking?

Where in Indiana are you, supposedly I live only about 3 hours from Santa Clause, Indiana (Holiday World)

My sister-in-law is expecting in October and I opened my mouth and Cherry/Maple chest flew out before I relized it.

-- Adrian ..... The 11th Commandment...."Thou Shalt Not Buy A Wobble Dado"

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out2sea71

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#3 posted 2246 days ago

Good morning
I live in Danville Il and would also drive to pick up 8/4 or 12/4 cherry. I have been restoring my 100+ year old arts and craft house and I use the cherry to accent the oak. I am working on the kitchen cabinets and would like to turn some pilasters for that furniture look. I would pay a reasonable fee in addition I am sure. Let me know.
THANKS
Les

-- kein Schaden ohne Nutzen

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BrianM

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#4 posted 2246 days ago

Jeff,

That’s real nice of you to offer it to LumberJocks. Seems like there is a market for it.

A flitch is really nice and though not impossible, it’s difficult to obtain. Building a project from a flitch has a lot of meaning to the new owner and will make the furniture maker proud of the project. I would also be interested, but much too far away.

Just another good reason to be on LumberJocks!

Nice job Jeff

-- There is no such thing as scrap wood!,

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JJackson

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#5 posted 2245 days ago

To All,

I have received numerous requests for pricing. I have looked at the internet and the only places I can find entire logs flitch sawn are about $15 per board foot. I am going to sell these two flitches at $12 per board foot. If anyone is still interested, let me know. Just remember, I don’t know what the log looks like on the inside until I saw it. If anyone has specific interests @ $12 per board foot, please let me know. Also, if I am out of line on my pricing for flitch saw cherry logs, please let me know also.

Thanks,

Jeff

-- Jeff, Indiana

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TexPenn

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#6 posted 2245 days ago

So you are saying an 2” X 24” X8’ flich is 442.00 +S&H I’d have to say I’d think 12.00 a B/F when the US market for cherry is at 3.80 a B/F. is a bit steep. There are over 100 mills in my county & they will all cut anything you want for .15 t0 .25 a B/F. I’m buying cherry for flitchs next week.
I can see you are proud of your cherry logs.

-- Ted, TX or PA www.around-the-bend.com

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TexPenn

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#7 posted 2245 days ago

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=330219940400&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT&ih=014
This is a once in a lifetime piece. 10.00 a B/F

-- Ted, TX or PA www.around-the-bend.com

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BrianM

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#8 posted 2245 days ago

He’s not far off for national prices.

http://www.hearnehardwoods.com/hardwoods/flitch_hardwoods/all_flitches_hardwood.html

If you are buying PA cherry for 3 bucks a board foot you should consider shipping it east.

-- There is no such thing as scrap wood!,

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TexPenn

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#9 posted 2245 days ago

Species FAS #1Common

Alder 4/4 3500/3830

Alder 5/4 4165/4290

Alder 8/4 4450/4560

Ash 4/4 1520/1655 1000/1125
Ash 5/4

Ash 8/4 1990/2110 1400/1560
Basswood 4/4 1420/1530 935/1140
Basswood 5/4

Basswood 8/4 1850/1965

Cherry 4/4 3850/3965 2200/2330
Cherry 5/4 4690/4810 2625/2750
Cherry 8/4 5665/5790 3160/3310
Hard Maple 4/4 2365/2490 2150/2265
Hard Maple 5/4 3050/3175
Hard Maple 8/4 3670/3790 2405/2525
Poplar 4/4 1360/1480 775/895
Poplar 5/4 1420/1540 780/900
Poplar 8/4 1490/1610
Soft Maple 4/4 2600/2720 1155/1290
Soft Maple 5/4 2900/3020 1505/1630
Soft Maple 8/4 3000/3120
Red Oak 4/4 1680/1810 1250/1360
Red Oak 5/4 2080/2200 1360/1490
Red Oak 8/4 2670/2800 2030/2150
White Oak 4/4 2550/2650 1400/1525
White Oak 5/4 3240/3350
White Oak 8/4 4230/4350
Walnut 4/4 4170/4280 2665/2785
Walnut 6/4 5150/5280
Walnut 8/4 5800/5920
Yellow Birch 4/4 2170/2295 1425/1500
Yellow Birch 8/4 3050/3180

-- Ted, TX or PA www.around-the-bend.com

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JJackson

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#10 posted 2245 days ago

Ted,
You might want to check your math. 2”x24” x 8’ is 32 BF which would equal $384, not $442. Besides, as I have stated, this is a once in a lifetime log that will yield cherry with no knots or defects. I highly doubt you can even show me a picture of a slab of cherry that is 2”x24”x8’ that is defect free. I can. If you can find someone that will sell you cherry that is 2”x24”x8’ long and defect free for 3.80 bf, I would mortgage your house and buy all you can. Also, I must not be that bad because one log flitch is already sold.

-- Jeff, Indiana

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TexPenn

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#11 posted 2245 days ago

Looks like 8/4 FAs Cherry is 5.60 & #1 is 3.10

-- Ted, TX or PA www.around-the-bend.com

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TexPenn

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#12 posted 2245 days ago

OK I am no math wiz lol

-- Ted, TX or PA www.around-the-bend.com

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HokieMojo

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#13 posted 2245 days ago

I can’t buy this, but I am curious. Is a “flitch” all the boards from a single log, or is it the same as a slab? Just wondering. Good luck with the sale!

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JJackson

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#14 posted 2245 days ago

HokieMojo,

You are actually correct. A “flitch” is a collection of boards from the same log that have been through cut through the entire log. This is pretty rare anymore but makes it very easy to match grain and color when making a table, etc. where all the grain and color must match.

Jeff

-- Jeff, Indiana

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HokieMojo

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#15 posted 2245 days ago

Thanks. I can see the value in that. I dug throu an entire pile at my local lumberyard to try and get matching color for a cherry chest. I did ok, but there were still noticable difference. lumber like this would be wasted on me, but again, good luck!

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