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Leonard Street Workshop #7: 6,000 BF of maple. wow!

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I told you I had a lot of maple coming soon.


the boards are about 2” wide (2 1/4”, but I believe that includes the T&G), 4/4 thick and varied lengths.

That room is 20’ x 40’—only about 5’ of it doesn’t have any planks. The pile is roughly 5-6’ tall.

With various amounts of help, I pulled these up from the floor and then moved them into this room. They will then get processed and sold. If you need some maple, LET ME KNOW!

All of is MFMA 2 or better. Most of it is labelled MFMA-1. It’s from 1974. It’s in beautiful condition. About a quarter of it is either: highly figured, very curly, birdseye, ambrosia, or really ribbon-y. Maybe more than that.

We’re going to be selling the wood to help pay for the woodshop and the building it sits in, so this is a massively awesome fund-raising effort.

And of course I’m going to knock myself out with as many projects involving maple strips as I can possibly think of!

To see some of the rest of what we do, please check out the main Geek Group website. I have a feeling many LJ’ers would be interested! :)

And if you live in the Grand Rapids area and want to help make things that we can sell… let me know that, too!!

-- Lis - Michigan - http://www.missmooseart.com - https://www.etsy.com/people/lisbokt



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BigTiny

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#1 posted 1266 days ago

Well, for one thing, maple makes fantastic work bench tops. Why buy what you can make, especially when you have such wonderful material on hand?

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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Dandog

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#2 posted 1266 days ago

Sister you better make some cool jigs. You can start pump’en out product.Good luck with your fundraiser.

-- life an woodworking is one big experiment

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Rustic

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#3 posted 1266 days ago

I am in to help sent you a pm

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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Greg

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#4 posted 1266 days ago

WOW Lis, looks like you have on heckuva stacking chore ahead of you! I would be interested if you find any super highly figured pcs. Shoot me a pm when you get to the point of selling some of it off. They’d make nice fishing nets.

-- You don't have a custom made heirloom fly fishing Net? http://www.Sierra-Nets.com

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#5 posted 1266 days ago

Too bad you aren’t closer ;-)) Definitely a pile of projects yoiu have there!!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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superstretch

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#6 posted 1265 days ago

Having a hard time picking my jaw up off the floor right now.

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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RonPeters

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#7 posted 1265 days ago

That’s one big pile of wood! Bench tops if you need them would be my recommendation!

-- “Once more unto the breach, dear friends...” Henry V - Act III, Scene I

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#8 posted 1265 days ago

With a pile that big you wouldn’t have to turn pens, you’d have enough wood to make real projects ;-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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BritBoxmaker

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#9 posted 1265 days ago

You could always make some of these.

ps Max, lol

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#10 posted 1265 days ago

That is a LOT of maple, Lis! I went to the Geek Site and saw the video of the floor dismantling. It was fascinating! It is great to see you getting so much accomplished there. Really cool! What an incredible stock of wood you have!

I also wish I were closer! It would be great to tour the place in person.

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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tyskkvinna

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#11 posted 1265 days ago

I intend to make a lot of pen blanks and pens, actually. Most of the wood is absolutely gorgeous and would make some beautiful pens. If any LJ’er wants to get any, I will sell the blanks for $1/ea.

-- Lis - Michigan - http://www.missmooseart.com - https://www.etsy.com/people/lisbokt

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AZMac

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#12 posted 1265 days ago

WOW, thats a lot of maple. I see a lot of projects.
AZMac

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