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Forum topic by chip73 posted 05-09-2012 01:23 AM 636 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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chip73

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05-09-2012 01:23 AM

Where or how does everyone find the figured wood that is used on their projects. I look around at the hardwood mills but I don’t see anything that’s got that wow factor. I would love to know.

-- Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.


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#1 posted 05-09-2012 01:34 AM

the hardwood connection in sycamore indiana sends me emails regularly. Im in PA not sure how i got on their email list but they have shown some nicely figured stuff at average prices. http://www.thehardwoodconnection.com/hardwoodlumber.html

-- John , Central PA , www.jcsterling.com on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/JC-Sterling-fine-furniture/104430802928776

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#2 posted 05-09-2012 02:12 AM

Thanks John. I signed up for their mailing list.

-- Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.

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#3 posted 05-09-2012 02:30 AM

I made friends with the owner of a small local wood yard. He knows what I like and I will usually get an email or phone call when he gets something nice or unusual in.

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#4 posted 05-09-2012 03:37 AM

I had the same issue you have… Where do you find that spectacular piece of wood for a special project???? My solution was to stop buying wood. I bought a small manual sawmill. It’s a Timberking 1220 and the biggest log, I’ve sawed in one piece is a 38” diameter X 20’ long red oak log. To find that special wood, all you have to do is find the ugliest, twisted, gnarly log, drag it home, and slice it on the Timberking. Look at my projects and blog posts and you’ll see some of the beautiful wood I’ve harvested and made into nice items. The sawmill was expensive, but it’s the key to getting raw materials I can use to make products for sale at a price I can make money from and at the same time my customer gets real value for his money.

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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