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Forum topic by Dez posted 02-23-2015 11:00 PM 553 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Dez

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02-23-2015 11:00 PM

Topic tags/keywords: maple

I’m trying to help a friend and save some beautiful wood from the firewood pile.
The property owner (a struggling young man) Has already harvested a few big leaf maples and is cleaning up the property and my friend and I have been allowed access to firewood.
My problem is that there is quite a bit of wood that was rejected for guitar blanks etc and will go to firewood if I can’t help find a market for it.
Most of it is still green or at least still wet and heavy so it would be expensive to ship.

Is there anyone here in WA that might be interested in helping out the young couple make a few bucks and rescue some of the wood?

Unfortunately I don’t know anyone with a big enough bandsaw to cut the veneers and I don’t know any local turners either.
I’m not talking 100s of pieces but I can find dozens of similar pieces and I know the guy and his wife could sure use the cash.

Here is a picture of one of the pieces I saved. It is 3” thick x 9” x 25”

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!


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redSLED

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#1 posted 02-24-2015 12:30 AM

“Is there anyone here in WA that might be interested in helping out the young couple make a few bucks and rescue some of the wood.”

Your question above is kind of hidden in your paragraph, and missing a question mark.

But I agree! – any and all of that beautiful wood should be saved – and sold would be better for the seller.

I’m too far away from WA, darn it all to heck. Wish I could see what you’ve got and make an offer.

-- Perfection is the difference between too much and not enough.

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#2 posted 02-24-2015 12:31 AM

Where in WA? I’m in Seattle. If you can cut the length down to about 23 1/2”, you should be able to ship it in a flat rate game board box.

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#3 posted 02-24-2015 02:49 AM

RedSLED – Sorry about that, I was in a hurry and didn’t proofread. Haste = waste, LOL
I’m headed back over there in the next few days and I’ll take some more pictures to share.

jmartel – Hoodsport near Shelton. I’ll check out the flat rate option. I’m sure it was cut at 25 because of the guitar blank buyer. I also say a nice burl cap about 24” in diameter and 8”+ thick just laying on the ground – I was too busy to flip it and see what it looks like but I will!

This was the only other picture I got – a seasoned and slightly spalted piece with very tight “ribbon?” figure. That one is spoken for already.

If anyone has an idea of value I would appreciate it – I seldom buy any wood, I’m still working on my stash collected over the years.

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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#4 posted 02-24-2015 02:53 AM

If they still have any of that around in April or so I can probably pick up a load when I go to the Racetrack in Shelton.

I would pay in that state about $4-5/bdft or so for something like that since it’s still wet and rough. But I’m also cheaper than most people.

-- The quality of one's woodworking is directly related to the amount of flannel worn.

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#5 posted 02-24-2015 03:16 AM

jmartel – I’m sure there will still be some left. My buddy and I will be most of the summer just getting part of the firewood – we are both old and busted up so we’re a little slow… :)

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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