Got Wood? in a.b.p.w.


An arborist / sawyer/woodworker friend lost his lease and has been selling off much of 6 or 8 years of collected wood that he doesn't want to move to his new location. For four consecutive Saturdays he's been making local woodworkers very happy selling great stuff at great prices, with claro and black walnut slabs at actually affordable prices in 6/4. 8/4 and 10/4 thicknesses. Picked up some wide camphor boards, quilted maple, spalted maple, ash and a boatload of claro and black walnut slabs, three nice crotch slabs - two with areas of feather grain.
Four weekends of "this stack over here is all I can afford" incrementally came to almost $700. Shouldn't have to buy anything but ply for the next five or six years.
Posted pics of some of the goodies in a.b.p.w. under the subject Got Wood.
Sure wish I could afford the rosewood he had - but perhaps another time. He does have a lot of very nice veneer for sale and does mail order. Check out his site
http://www.saratogatreeservice.com/Veneer/veneer_01.htm
Many local woodworkers will be saying "Thank You Blair" as they work their way through the treasures they got from him over the last four Saturdays.
Wood Is GOOOOOOD!
charlie b
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charlie b wrote:

Very nice wood. I think I'd be afraid to cut in to a slab of spalted maple.
I bought one of cocobolo I felt almost the same about, but one end of it was bad because the mill band ran astray, and I managed to cut that end off.
I resawed it and got a pleasant surprise inside. It's different, at first, than the long-exposed outside.
I also bought it because it was more heavily figured than any board of any wood (except the burl in the back) in the shop.
I sit and hold a piece in my hands and think of all the things to do with it. If I began at this point it would all be used for veneer (except what I'm already using) because... because there'd be more.
It doesn't speak to me. :) But I can just sit and look at it and lose the time.
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