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Forum topic by Dallas posted 11-28-2012 04:53 PM 858 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Dallas

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11-28-2012 04:53 PM

Can anyone here send me a couple of large flat rate boxes of walnut 5/4-10/4T X at least 3”W mostly clear?
Longer would be better, and thicker would be better, but I’m not sure how it would ship if it was USPS and figuring shipping to my ZIP, (77856) might be cost prohibitive.

I would be more than willing to pay via Paypal for shipping and the cost of the wood.

I’m making edge grain cutting boards for Christmas, (again), and found that the walnut I had socked away down at the bosses shop has had oil and crud from the air compressor showering on it for the last 16 months.

He moved my stack because he thought it would get wet and put it under the 200 gallon tank for the 20HP air compressor.

My heart is sick about it and I don’t want to tell him as one of the projects I was going to do was a new stock for his Antique Marlin 39-A Mountie .22 rifle.
He has stage 3 bladder cancer and his wife has end stage lung cancer. I’m trying to make them smile at least once more.

Thanks in advance for any help!

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!


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MisterBill

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#1 posted 11-28-2012 06:19 PM

Try contacting WDHLT15. He has some nice Walnut and is located in Georgia.

Mr. Bill

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CharlieM1958

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#2 posted 11-28-2012 06:24 PM

http://www.walllumber.com/lum.asp

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

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Dallas

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#3 posted 11-28-2012 06:26 PM

Thanks Mr. Bill. I’m about 36% certain he’ll check in here, LOL. You know them Georgia boys and how they aren’t quite sure which buttons they should push!

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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Dallas

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#4 posted 11-28-2012 06:29 PM

Thanks Charlie, I really only need maybe 6-8 bd ft to give myself a buffer and 3 digit numbers on the price are out of the realm of possibilities for us.
We are fixed income and I try not to do this for profit, although when I do, those jobs get charged at full price plus.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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Gshepherd

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#5 posted 11-28-2012 07:36 PM

Dallas, U still need some 5/4 walnut?

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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Dallas

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#6 posted 11-28-2012 09:31 PM

Yes I do, I would be most grateful for any help. Thanks.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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Gshepherd

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#7 posted 11-28-2012 10:51 PM

I know I have some 4/4 at the shop and a tad of 5/4 so i will see what it looks like later this eve…

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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Dallas

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#8 posted 11-28-2012 11:06 PM

Thanks Shep! even 4/4 will work, I would just add 3 strips instead of 2 after planing and jointing.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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getlostinwood

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#9 posted 11-29-2012 04:06 AM

PM Sent

-- The basis for optimism is shear terror

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WDHLT15

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#10 posted 11-30-2012 03:42 AM

OK, maybe I pushed the right buttons! I have some 4/4, 6/4, 8/4, 9/4 (2 1/4” thick), and 16/4. A large flat rate box of walnut should weigh about 20 pounds. Last I checked, flat rate boxes shipped for about $15. I will send you a PM.

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT15 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln. hamsleyhardwood.com

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Dallas

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#11 posted 11-30-2012 04:32 PM

Thanks everyone that replied and/or PM’ed!

This is going to be a great Christmas for a bunch of people.
All the boards I’m making are for people who aren’t able to do for themselves like we are, and I think it’s a worthwhile project.

My motto has been to always “Pay it Forward” and when I was younger I had a lot of people help me, now it’s my turn.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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Gshepherd

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#12 posted 12-01-2012 05:12 PM

Good to see you got handled, when I saw Getlostinwood contacted you and he was in Tx, I already figured you got what ya needed….. A lot quicker also…..

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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