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Forum topic by PhillipRCW posted 01-10-2015 08:56 PM 1022 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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PhillipRCW

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01-10-2015 08:56 PM

So it’s been freezing for two weeks now in Oklahoma. Apparently the saw mill is hurting for cash. Went for a small piece of walnut for one cutting board today. Left with two 2”x15” walnut slabs about 7’ long each, an 8’ slab of white oak almost 2’ wide, a small slab of cedar, and a medium size slab of mystery wood. $300-$400 would be a decent price for everything I got, but today was $100 cash. I took the car so it was a packed ride on the way back. Used their chain saw to make rough cuts to make it fit. Still ended up in every seat.

-- Phillip- Measure twice, cut onc.... Hey look, it's rustic.


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#1 posted 01-10-2015 08:59 PM

Great score!

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#2 posted 01-11-2015 12:21 AM

From a fellow Oklahoman (Mannford) – Congratulations. —I seem to have the other side of the coin when it comes to my buying. Somehow I missed out on the buy low sell high class. Have a good one

-- Develop your character -- for it becomes your destiny. Jerry - Mannford, Ok

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PhillipRCW

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#3 posted 01-11-2015 12:30 AM

There are a ton of small mills around. There’s a fellow lumberjock on here from tulsa with a mill. You may see what his prices are like?

-- Phillip- Measure twice, cut onc.... Hey look, it's rustic.

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#4 posted 01-11-2015 12:33 AM

gfadvm is his name on here.

-- Phillip- Measure twice, cut onc.... Hey look, it's rustic.

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#5 posted 01-11-2015 12:35 AM

And if you’re down in okc I have some crazy patterned cottonwood I need to get rid of. Taking up half my garage.

-- Phillip- Measure twice, cut onc.... Hey look, it's rustic.

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#6 posted 01-11-2015 12:42 AM

That qualifies as a good deal pretty much anywhere. There are a few mills around, but none that offer deals that good.

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#7 posted 01-11-2015 12:56 AM

Yeah, this guy is awesome. I love heading out there. Could spend hours looking at everything. I’m torn now because it’s such gorgeous live edge walnut. Do I cut it up and make traditional cutting boards like I had planned or just leave it with the live edge and seal it that way? There’s a few I’m for sure cutting up for beer flight tasting platters. May do half and half. Who knows.

-- Phillip- Measure twice, cut onc.... Hey look, it's rustic.

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#8 posted 01-11-2015 12:02 PM

Phillip, how is cottonwood to work with? I know there’s a lot of places that try to take it down since it soaks up too much water. Which would tell me it’s probably easy to come by, but I certainly haven’t ever worked with it, nor know of anybody who has.

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#9 posted 01-11-2015 05:03 PM

I’ve been told it’s absolutely terrible when it comes to fuzziness when sanding. Mine has been amazing though. Finished smooth as glass and looks amazing with the grain and coloring.

-- Phillip- Measure twice, cut onc.... Hey look, it's rustic.

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#10 posted 01-11-2015 05:36 PM

Q. is it dry air or kiln or wet green wood?That can make a big difference to the price.I wish you well and have lots of fun. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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PhillipRCW

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#11 posted 01-11-2015 07:02 PM

Air dried. All at least cut last year. Mystery wood is from an exposed rack. The others have been covered. Dug through a stack for the right ones.

-- Phillip- Measure twice, cut onc.... Hey look, it's rustic.

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#12 posted 01-12-2015 01:20 AM

Cottonwood is a VERY close relative to poplar and works very much like poplar. The highly figured CW will have the same tear out issues when planed as other figured woods. IMHO cottonwood has gotten an unfair bad rep.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#13 posted 01-12-2015 01:21 AM

You know, that deal was good enough for an official, “You Suck!”

-- Paul, Tennessee, http://www.tsunamiguitars.com

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