|Forum topic by athomas5009||posted 05-04-2014 02:53 AM||805 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
05-04-2014 02:53 AM
Good evening my fellow lumber jocks, I’ve come here tonight for advice and or a favor. I have an important Mother’s Day project coming up very soon, that for my live in girlfriend. We’ve been dating almost 3 years and I hope to make her my fiancée on Mother’s Day with a handmade engagement ring box and a matching small jewelry box.
I had planned on squaring the lumber with the set of handplanes I got for my birthday but their still about a week from being finished. Not to mention I would need a little time to learn the skill. So to make a long story short I was hoping to find some one that would be willing square 3 faces on each board so I could accurately square the other sides on my table saw.
The lumber is approx 3bf of curly maple and 7bf of walnut. Here are some pictures of the 3 boards. I’d like to keep them whole. I figured with the board squared on 3 sides I can make some nice thick veneers out of the thin areas instead of turning them into scrap from the start.
If you can’t physically help me out I’m also looking for known cheap options to get this done by a local shop. I’ve called a cpl and they all have a 25$ limit which is beyond my budget.
I live in SE Michigan, Dearborn to be exact.
Thanks in advance.
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