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Forum topic by RussellAP posted 508 days ago 519 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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508 days ago

I live not more than a couple minutes from a lumber yard in my town that I’ve never set foot in. Yesterday I decided to go have a look around.
As luck would have it, most of the stuff on the shelves has been packed away while they update some fixtures. They are open in this process, but it rather a mess.
I talked to one of the guys there about maybe catering to wood turners a little bit with some tools and blanks. I’m sure the eastern Kansas City lathers could use a good outlet.
Anyway in the course of our conversation, he told me he had something I might be interested in and took me out to the lumber yard in back. He led me to a single black walnut board. 4/4 about 26” wide, and from what I could tell from the rather inconvenient place they stowed it, about 4-6 foot long with absolutely straight grain and it’s perfectly flat.
I think he’s had it for a long time and now see’s his chance to get rid of it so he is likely to shoot me a good BF price. Either way that baby is mine even if he charges the 7.99 going rate BF.

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Dallas

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#1 posted 508 days ago

Ummm, if it is plywood it’s probably not worth $7.99 bd ft. LOL.

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#2 posted 508 days ago

I saw it yesterday Dallas, it’s solid walnut. I have a collection of walnut in my shop. I’m going to make all my living room furniture out of it. This will make some good surface for a coffee table or a couple end tables.

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#3 posted 508 days ago

Russell, I was actually teasing you about the lack of type of wood in your first post.

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#4 posted 508 days ago

Ah, my bad. I fixed it.

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#5 posted 508 days ago

Aw, your close to officially sucking there, ya know that, right Russ? ;)

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#6 posted 508 days ago

Milo, you’d really hate me if you saw the bookend matched walnut 4/4 and 8/4 I’ve got stickered up in my garage.

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