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2845 days ago
This is a wood find that I sent to PopularWoodworking in 4/16/2003. It was published in their E-News on 4-30-2203. They also had an article in their August Issue of 2003 from other woodworkers.
Here is mine.
I’ve got an interesting story on my most amazing wood find.
There’s a sawmill that is not too far from my daughters home in New Jersey. I’ve been going there off and on to see what unique kinds of wood they happen to find.
One day I took a couple of wooden Ballpoint pens that I had made to the owner and manager of the sawmill. The manager had also called me a few weeks before, because he was having computer problems and needed some help.
On the day that I arrived, with the pens, I noticed a pile of beautiful Ambrosia maple that he had just cut. I asked him what it was.
He replied that it was Tiger Stripe Maple.
I knew it was not what I’d call Tiger Stripe maple.
I gave him the two pens and told him that I’d take the pile. Approx 150 Bd ft. I asked him what was the price.
He said he’d have to check with the owner for the price on the maple, but that he had a pile of Mineral Striped Popular for me for helping him with his computer problem.
When he arrived back with a price he said $50.00 for the pile of maple and the popular was free.
He was rolling the pen between his fingers like he was rolling a fine cigar.
I pulled out 2 – $20.00 and 1 – $10.00.
He took the 2 – $20.00 and left the $10.00
Five minutes later he was back, stilling rolling the pen and handed me back the 2 – $20.00 and walked away.
The maple became my kitchen cabinets. Picture at http://www.flickr.com/photos/karson
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