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06-09-2013 11:50 AM

Topic tags/keywords: maple question

Hi All,

Just bought some wood and I think I got a deal but want some professional opinions. I paid 675 for it it’s mostly maple (70%) and ash (25%) I think someone told me it’s “rocky” but I didn’t see any rocks in it. I’m prolly just missing something. The bottoms pieces are about 2.5 or 3 inches square and there are some 2×4’s as well in the maple. The gent that was selling said he was going to give whatever I didn’t take to the neighbor for firewood… I didn’t like the sound of that but now I gotta figure some projects for these toothpicks :)
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How did I do?

FYI this is the first hardwood that I have bought. Woot!!

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#1 posted 06-09-2013 01:30 PM

I wish I had a neighbor to give me that kind of wood for firewood!You have done well ,I think you should store them properly and start thinking of new projects.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#2 posted 06-09-2013 01:45 PM

If what you bought is Rock Maple you did very very good. It is hard to tell from the pictures, but it could certainly be Rock Maple. Lots of wood for your projects !!!

-- Fumbling and Bumbling Woodworking Todd

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#3 posted 06-09-2013 02:26 PM


Welcome to LumberJocks , a world of advise, opinions, and experiences, all shared without judgement.

1st I’ll say those are pretty fancy ‘Lumber Wagons’ you are hauling with. :-)

Now to your point;
- Narrow boards can be ‘edge glued’ to achieve wider boards or face to face glued (laminated) and thickness planed to make thicker stock, ie; 6/4, 8/4, 12/4 etc., etc.

- You are only limited by your imagination or your experience/skill set, in either case you have joined the best woodworking site to expand your horizons.

You may have the perfect excuse to increase your inventory of glue up clamps. ;-)

Nice score on that Lumber.
Store it properly and it should be in great shape whenever you decide what you want to build.

Best Regards. – Grandpa Len.

Work Safely and have Fun.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#4 posted 06-09-2013 02:33 PM


-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 06-09-2013 02:37 PM

You did well and welcome to LJ’s.

May be make a work bench that’ll last a life time?
A couple of links to get you thinking.

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#6 posted 06-09-2013 02:58 PM

Ash around here is expensive as all hades, thanks to those Emerald beetles. Seems like there’s a new section of trees getting cut down & burned every week. The last time I priced Ash, I was looking at about 30+ bucks per 8 foot board, single faced. Made me want to cry!

I’d say you made out far far far better than I could do up here in MN.

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