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Sac

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06-25-2008 03:08 PM

Out of curosity where do you get your wood? I am looking for some Purple Heart. I really can’t afford .69 a board foot. So I thought I might try here to see where your wood might be bought from.

Thanks

-- Jerry


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Greg Wurst

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#1 posted 06-25-2008 03:29 PM

I’ll take all I can get at $.69 a BF, although I’m pretty-sure you meant something else there. :)

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#2 posted 06-25-2008 04:56 PM

i get my exotics from goosebay lumber in NH. they have some pretty good prices and they have been very helpful.

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#3 posted 06-25-2008 05:03 PM

You don’t really mean 69 cents a BF do you?

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#4 posted 06-25-2008 05:06 PM

Man I would take anything workable for .69 bf, heck even pine is 1.15 around here.

I get my lumber from a local hardwood suppleir, Blue Lynx Hardwoods. Their S2S 4/4 purple heart is about $6.00 a bf

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#5 posted 06-25-2008 05:28 PM

purple heart is beautiful but beware… first it smells terrible when you work it.. especially on a lathe.. also, the color changes over time so you need a UV protection finish. It is from Brazil and even there it costs more htan .69 a bd foot.

-- making sawdust....

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Sac

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#6 posted 06-25-2008 07:40 PM

Sorry to get you all up and going on this price. It took a moment but I found the site here Purple Heart ..Please forgive me if I am wrong about this price but it is what I understood it to be here @ .69 cents a bf.

Thanks for all your responses

-- Jerry

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#7 posted 06-25-2008 07:53 PM

I went to the link you provided and doesn’t it say $6.99 per bf? The best test is to place 10 bf into your shopping cart and see how much it costs. When I did it the cost was $69.90.

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teenagewoodworker

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#8 posted 06-25-2008 08:39 PM

i saw 6.99 a bf. thats pretty expensive. i usually see it for more like 6$ a bf.

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teenagewoodworker

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#9 posted 06-25-2008 08:42 PM

that website does have a lot of really nice woods though!

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#10 posted 06-25-2008 08:56 PM

If it’s 69 cents, I want to know where you shop. That’s cheaper than construction grade pine. I’d expect good PH to be in the $6 ballpark at a local small supplier here. They are a bit higher than larger market cities though.

The best deals I’ve found on exotics, is to buy in quantity (100BF+). I can’t afford to do it much, but you start to get discounts normally when you hit 100 or 500BF. Then again, my one car garage shop can’t hold much on hand without blocking machines. Purpleheart would be tough to fake as well. I know there are purple dye stains and such, but I imagine it would be hard to mimic it as it normally has color that varies throughout the board (which is cool) and it greys once oxidized. Good Luck

-- Jeff, South Carolina

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#11 posted 06-25-2008 09:01 PM

Yep 6.99 plus shipping which is a killer. Find a local dealer and you should be able to get it cheaper around $6 and pay no shipping, plus you get to look at the wood before you purchase it.

try http://www.woodfinder.com/

here is one that says they cary purple heart

C.A.G. Lumber/ Div. ATD Contact: Stephen Brown Address: 4050 Old Cornelia Hwy Gainesville, GA 30507 Phone: 888-433-3377 Phone: 770-869-3377 Fax: 770-869-0282 E-Mail: atd323@bellsouth.net

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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Bigbuck

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#12 posted 06-25-2008 09:15 PM

The closest dealer to me doesn’t show up on woodfinder.
So you might also ask other woodworkers in your area or cabinet shops incase there might be a hardwood dealer closer that soen’t show up on woodfinder.

Hope this helps

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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teenagewoodworker

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#13 posted 06-25-2008 09:28 PM

ya woodfinder doesn’t show any near me but there are about 3 near me. so its best to ask around

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