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tomjboyle

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07-30-2009 04:52 AM

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Just moved to Millersville, near BWI from Florida. Spent the last month setting up my shop… I mean getting all the wife’s stuff moved in, and looking for woodworking clubs or like minded people that love building projects. Can anyone help me out.

Where is the best place to buy Lumber around here. I live close to a JF Johnson Lumber yard. Are they any good?

Take Care Ya All.

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#1 posted 07-30-2009 04:57 AM

Tom: there is the Annapolis Wood Workers Guild They meet south of Hwy 60 on Hwy 2 I believe. I’ve been to one of their meetings.

I’m president of the Mason Dixon Woodworkers. We meet in Delmar De/MD about 1 1/2hrs from you/

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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#2 posted 07-30-2009 02:02 PM

If you don’t mind the drive. there is Maryland Select Hardwoods in La Plata – about an hour from you. Dennis is a great guy and puts out an email each month offering specials and such. His email is woodruff7@comcast.net. If you start getting his emails, his phone numbers are listed on them.

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#3 posted 08-06-2009 01:44 PM

Thanks guys

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#4 posted 08-06-2009 02:29 PM

Florida hugh? Welcome to MD. I live in Garrett Co. western md. If you ever find yourself out here stop in, my wife and I have a small shop that we scratch a living out of and our own lumber yard and kiln. Oh and we do sell lumber

-- mike & judy western md. www. pvwoodcrafts.com pvwccf1@verizon.net

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#5 posted 08-06-2009 06:35 PM

Well, there’s a Woodcraft north of Baltimore, just off 695. Sadly the faster way to get there you have to go through the Fort McHenry tunnel and pay the toll.

-- "At its best, life is completely unpredictable." - Christopher Walken

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#6 posted 08-13-2009 02:38 PM

Welcome. Some of the best deals on wood can be had at Hickville Planning Mill in Clear Spring, MD, probably a llittle over an hour from you. It is Mennonite owned and they have a huge selection of wood. They are open during the week and until 12 on Saturdays. If you come up sometime let me know and maybe you could stop by as I am only a few miles from there.

-- joetroba, PA

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#7 posted 08-29-2009 04:42 AM

Just an update. I found a great place called World of Hardwoods in Linthicum by BWI. Small shop but had great selection and was very helpfull. It is about 10 minutes away.

-- "There are three types of people in the world, those who can count and those who can't"

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#8 posted 06-19-2012 07:36 PM

Welcome to MD! I live over in Ellicott City. I’ve been to World of Hardwoods and they have a decent selection. PM me and I can fill you in on some other places I’ve been buying hardwoods from that have much larger inventories of stock.

-- ---Joel; Central MD...rookie empter nester and getting back into woodworking!

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#9 posted 06-20-2012 09:15 PM

St Mary’s County here

Edit: Just realized this was from three years ago…

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#10 posted 06-23-2012 05:41 AM

Maybe we should start it up again and rename it ”still living in maryland- where are all the woodworkers?”

I’m in pg county Upper marlboro. I’ll have to look in to the Annapolis WWG.

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