My neighbor’s wavy wood problem.

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Forum topic by Bobmedic posted 05-13-2012 03:56 AM 1196 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-13-2012 03:56 AM

My neighbor came over yesterday because he was having trouble with a board he bought for a shelf. He explained to me that this board has all these waves in it and he couldn’t sand them out. Knowing that I am a woodworker he asked me for my advice. I took one look at the board and damn near crapped my pants. It was a 8 foot long 14” wide 4/4 waterfall bubinga board. He said he bought it at a yard sale. He said he wanted to sand out the waves so they didn’t show through the paint he was gonna put on it and he didn’t want to use primer. I made him a deal. I said if I can have that board I would make a shelf for him and install it for free but it would be from different wood and I would also paint it for him. I assured him that there would be no wavy lines showing through the paint. He thanked me and said that was the best deal he had ever gotten because he only paid five bucks for the board. He also offered to pay me for the paint but I told him “no, thats what good neighbors are for.”

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#1 posted 05-13-2012 04:08 AM

Wow, now that’s a deal. Post up a picture of the board. The local woodcrafters has one that is about 9’x20” and they want a grand for it, yours is probably also worth a small fortune. I’d almost hate to have it because I wouldn’t know what to do with it and I’d be a little worried about screwing it up; I think I’d hang it on the wall till I had a moment of absolute inspiration.
You should have also asked him where he got it in case there is more of it.

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#2 posted 05-13-2012 04:12 AM

I did ask him but he said that was all the wood there was there. I sold the piece already to another woodworking friend of mine. That wood haul actually funded the jointer I just bought.

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#3 posted 05-13-2012 06:07 AM

Pics or it didnt happen!!! :-)

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#4 posted 05-13-2012 08:54 AM

What a deal! Good for you and your neighbor.

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#5 posted 05-13-2012 12:58 PM

Sounds like you made a great deal.

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#6 posted 05-13-2012 01:14 PM

Great score for you, but I hope your neighbor doesn’t find out that “great deal” you gave him put cash in your pocket. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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