GLOAT!!!GLOAT!!!GLOAT!!!

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I got off work early today due to rain. On the way home I stopped by our local architectural salvage warehouse that recently opened just to have a look around. I explored rows and rows of surplus cabinets, doors, stair parts (etc etc)until I got to the dark back of the warehouse and spied a bunch of assorted lumber standing against the wall. I just had to pick through and see what was there. The first thing I moved was several stair treads. I thought "Damn, those things are heavy". I took one over to the light and brushed off the dust. No clue as to what kind of wood it was, but it looked *really* nice. Finally, I asked the guy working there about the wood. He said it's mahogany. I told him that I've worked with plenty of mahogany, and I didn't think it was mahogony, but that I didn't know what it was. He said they are $15 a piece.... Upon further digging through the pile, I pulled out a bunch of boards, at least 150 bdft, that were dark and *very* heavy, like the stair treads. They were all in the rough, most well over 12" wide, 10 ft. or so long and just shy of 2" thick. I still have no clue as to what kind of wood it is, but there was enough for a nice project. Soon, the guy returned again. I asked him if he'd take $100 for all the boards minus the stair treads. He agreed on the condition that I carried them out myself (he didn't want to lift those heavy things) so I started loading them up.... About the fifth board I carried (more like struggled) out to the truck I noticed some writing on the board in blue crayon. I brushed off the dust to reveal the word "JATOBA" WOOOO HOOOO! The other 5 boards were not so difficult to load! Damn, I'm still excited! --dave
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wasn't there a tornado somewhere in the country yesterday? i think you have it beat for suckage.
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With all that suction, you're likely to change the weather. I hope you get wet. . . . . . . . . . . congrats, tho....:)
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That really sucks Dave. Stop by my house and I will gladly help you unload the wood. ;~)

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Nope! - The blue crayon is the giveaway. That's the signature of a noted tagger - Joe Jatoba - very well known in lumber circles. Don't feel bad - I'd be happy to take the stuff off your hands.
OH! I almost forgot - you SUCK!
Vic
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Congrats!
My $20 Wilton 7" bench vise doesn't seem like such a great find now. :-)
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Dave Jackson wrote:
[jatoba vacuum, sucked]
Some people have life so easy... you suck.
er (still looking for a cheap lumber source)
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Just think of all the stair treads you can make with that!
jc
oh, you suck.
snip of great gloat.
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I couldn't have said it better myself! :-)
-- Morris Dovey DeSoto Solar DeSoto, Iowa USA http://www.iedu.com/DeSoto
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wrote:

ummm, care to expond on that?
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On Fri, 03 Feb 2006 21:19:14 -0700, with neither quill nor qualm, Mark

Expand or expound? I wonder if it's an advertisement. <gd&r>
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On Sat, 04 Feb 2006 06:09:24 -0800, snipped-for-privacy@diversify.com wrote:

That's a new compound word that I just made up, a combination of expand and expound. To be used when the writer is thinking of both words but his fingers haven't sorted out the appropriate sequence of keystrokes. :-)

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On 2/3/2006 3:30 PM Dave Jackson mumbled something about the following:

You suck majorly.
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Yeah, but by the time you cut it all, you'll have to spend 10 bucks to get your blade sharpened.
You suck big time.
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Might be a good idea to get several blades from HF? Costs less than the sharpening no doubt, $4 a tooth where I am. The adult ed. shop I attend just installed a new 12" HF carbide blade to the RAS (a huge old Delta), teacher said it cuts beautifully compared to the old blade, which was tearing out the lower edge of the cut, nasty. http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber8545
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AAvK wrote:

Your saying it would cost more to have a 60 tooth blade sharpened than it would cost to buy a couple of Forrest WWIIs? Where do you live? I want to open some businesses there.
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'Bout 90 miles north from Los Angeles on the coast. Drop on by then. But you wouldn't like the prices of lumber here, you pay out the nose for shipping to the west coast. $6.95 to $16.xx b/f for hard maple.
I spoze I coulda been wrong though... that price was mentioned to me by them about sharpening a dado set, he could've meant the inner cutters.
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Hey all, Not to worry, I bought the WWII to use it. In fact, I was concerned about my old Rockwell contractors saw (only 1 1/2 hp) being able to handle that thick Jatoba. I've had problems with it in bogging down with some North American hardwoods, especially thicker Oak, but, to my surprise, it did just fine - never missed a beat. I credit that to the recently purchased WWII. My jointer and planer on the other hand do not like Jatoba. There is a noticeable drop in RPM's when I machine it. My new DW 718 SCMS also drops a little in RPM's as well, but the wood does ultimately machine very nicely. Furthermore, I think this wood will require me to break out and sharpen my neander tools (i.e. cabinet scrapers) to do the final finish work. Somehow I think the ROS just wont do it justice. This stuff has been a real pleasure to work with so far except it's damn heavy. --dave

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AAvK wrote:

I'm almost sure you can get a reasonable quote from a distributor in LA. I'm talking with one here in SD, and they are chopping nice chunks off the price when I told them I could find better prices online and the shipping charges are only $100 (approx.) for the 200bf I'm asking bids for.
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Do share, I've beem quoted quite a bit more for shipping in those quantities to the PNW..
Alan
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