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Forum topic by becikeja posted 615 days ago 946 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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615 days ago

Hello Lumberjocks in the NW suburbs of Chicago.

I am moving in the next couple of weeks to San Diego. And unfortunately will have to hibernate my workshop for a while.

I have several cutoffs of walnut and maple that would be great for turning. I also have a large slab of walnut 51”X12”X 3” and a large slab of Cherry 34”X 13.5”X3”

Not sure what to do with them. Would like to sell them but no clue where to list them so someone who could use them could actually find them.

Any advice?

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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#1 posted 615 days ago

Have you tried the obvious places like Craigslist? I am sure that in a big place like Chicago someone who could use them would find the ad. Good luck.

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#2 posted 615 days ago

I would list it on in your area. You may also be able to list it at the high schools or trade schools in your area that has a woodworking program. Good luck with the sale and your move.

-- Proud Supporter of Homes For Our Troops

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Jeff in Huntersville

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#3 posted 615 days ago

Craigslist is probably faster but guys who will really appreciate what you have can be found at

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#4 posted 615 days ago

Craigslist and Kijiji

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#5 posted 615 days ago

Some LJs might even buy them, ship through USPS, and pay the freight to you.

-- BELT SANDER: Used for making rectangular gouges in wood.

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#6 posted 615 days ago

Post some pictures on this forum. See if there are any LJ’s close to you that want them. I don’t know what the shipping cost are but if the price and shipping is favorable there are people who visit this web site that have used a few pieces of wood before, and they might want yours.

-- Mel,

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#7 posted 614 days ago

I could be interested in the slabs. I’ll send a pm.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#8 posted 614 days ago

i sent you a pm, i am in your area and may be interested. wondering what you are asking for these

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#9 posted 614 days ago

Here are some pictures of what I have:

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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#10 posted 614 days ago

And the Fish tank in the photo link is for Sale, but I will warn you. It won’t be as cheap as the wood.

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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#11 posted 614 days ago

It is really difficult to refrain from making a wood joke here.

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jim C

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#12 posted 614 days ago

I sent you a PM
I live pretty close.

-- When I was a boy, I was told "anyone can be President", now I'm beginning to believe it!

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#13 posted 613 days ago

I am in Chicago… if you still have the slabs.. I am interested.

-- the sacrifice of one's ego is the greatest gift to someone you respect

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