|Forum topic by BubbaIBA||posted 07-10-2012 11:09 PM||1066 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
07-10-2012 11:09 PM
We have a couple of “wood stores” here in Tucson, one is mostly a commercial operation with limited hours, the other is a supplier of wood to mostly hobbyest and smaller commercial operations with mail order wood as well. The prices at the “other” are higher but it’s where I end up buying most of my wood because it’s open when I can get there.
Yesterday I was in the “other” picking up some wood to make the “gap stop” and deadman for my Roubo bench, about $90 USD worth of ash and soft maple. They had a table of mostly Stanley planes, maybe as many as 80, in the back wood storage area. When I asked about them I was told they would go on sale tomorrow and to come back then. I looked over the set, most were post type 16 but there were a couple of early types in the group. One was a type 9 4 1/2, nice but nothing special, I could use another 4 1/2 so bright and early this AM I show up with cash in my pocket.
They had a price list on the table with $175 USD listed as the price for the 4 1/2. I kinda shook my head and said something to the order of “you’re a little proud of the 4 1/2”. The manager said “You didn’t know what you are talking about”, I responded that I had picked up a nicer one than the one he had for sale last week for much less than $100 USD. Big mistake on my part or the manager’s because he started into a tirade about how I picked it up off the internet from someone who didn’t know what he had as I’m backing out the door. Sorry Dan, I didn’t mean to take advantage of you :-).
Bottom line, I expect I will find a way to go to Hunt’s for most of my wood.