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08-19-2009 08:08 PM

Topic tags/keywords: walnut honeylocust hardwood lumber

I am looking into getting a trip to the Denver area put together and would like to bring a pick-up full of lumber with me if I can find enough people interested. I am from central Nebraska and have family in Broomfield so if I can bring a full load I can eliminate any delivery cost if we find a good location to meet. To see what species I have available you can visit my attempt at a website. Maple is not on the site but I do have about 200bdft of it. PM me if you are interested, or feel free to call me. (308) 383 -0198 Hope this works out and I can save someone from that PINEumonia bug the supposedly lurks around those mountains!!

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#1 posted 08-19-2009 09:47 PM

Sure wish you were headed to CA….That’s a really great offer for the folks in CO…

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#2 posted 08-20-2009 06:06 AM

I forgot to mention.. This would be inclusive to western Nebraska as I will be passing right through there.

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#3 posted 08-20-2009 09:28 AM

You could just go all the way to the west coast and make stops along the way. We would welcome you in Arizona also!

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#4 posted 08-20-2009 03:27 PM


I live north of denver and am interested in the possibility of having you bring out some wood. I’m most interested in Black Walnut. Possibly some Honey Locust.

What sizes are you thinking of bringing? What thickness and width?

Are the boards surfaced any sides? Live edges or sawn?

Are they dried and ready to machine or fresh cut? Kiln or air dried?

I’m more interested in finished boards for furniture rather than live edges or decorative pieces. What would you guess is the wastage from what you will be bringing to surfaced 4 sides?

What price would you need to get on the Black Walnut and the Locust?

You can send me a PM if you want to discuss offline.

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#5 posted 08-20-2009 03:52 PM

hey rastus, i would be interested in some natural edge stuff or in some burl caps if you have any, walnut or maple would be great. i live just west of denver but make the drive down into town almost everyday.i do mostly turnings so i am looking for the thicker stuff.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#6 posted 08-21-2009 10:23 PM

Everything is dried and S2S unless requested otherwise. As far as edges go, I have live edge and straight. I have some 4/4” x 13” x 10’ Walnut that is all heartwood and real clear. Was planning on bringing it along. Also some 5/8” x 6-8” x RL character grade walnut that would make some awesome boxes. It is knotty but has some real wild grain patterns and figuring to it. Honeylocust- widths 4” up to 15”, 3/4 and 4/4 The narrower pieces are mostly quarter-sawn. Well,, break time is over so I will finish this later this evening hopefully.

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#7 posted 08-22-2009 07:04 PM

I’m back with more.! Some Spalted hackberry will most likely join the ride, some bookmatched. 4/4 and 3/4” mostly 6” widths and 5-6’ lengths.
For prices… I would like to get $3.50/sqft for the character grade walnut but will be somewhat flexible on that. $3/sqft for 3/4 hackberry.
This trip is still a few weeks out so requests are welcome. I will try and get back to you all on an individual basis.

Reggie an Scrappy, I would really like to make that trip further south and west someday, this one just works out because of the family I’ve neglected to visit for quite some time.

Thanks everyone!

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#8 posted 08-23-2009 04:02 PM

just load up your truck and give us a call when you get here, i’m sure it will be empty by the time you leave. also i didn’t know if you would be down to do some wood trading.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#9 posted 08-25-2009 01:45 AM

Maybe a good time would be in November when the Woodshows are in Denver November 20-22.
Byt theway Tool King’s only actual retail store is there in Lakewood – and they plan major tool sales during this time that all the woodworkers are in town. So there are a number of spots that you could meet up and “trade a load of wood for a load of cash”

-- 'Political correctness is fascism pretending to be manners' ~George Carlin

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#10 posted 09-13-2009 03:38 PM

I had the pleasure of visiting Rastus on Saturday morning.

Let me tell you guys, he has some wonderful wood. I picked up about 80bd ft of 4/4 walnut and a couple of absolutely geeeooorgeous figured wide pieces of honey locust.

A great guy to work with. I highly recommend him to all lumberjocks!


-- Trevor Premer Head Termite and Servant to the Queen - Heirloom Woodworking

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