Unfortunately, my favorite family-owned wood shop closed up shop
recently - big shame. As a result, I am struggling to find a source
for some wood to produce this year's stack of cutting boards before
I am wondering if you anyone can give me a lead on some soft maple
shorts. I am looking for 4/4 clear pieces about 24" in length and at
least 2" wide. I would like to buy about 20 bf if possible and I
think that amount could be sent via UPS since it should be a hair
under 75#. Anyone have any great ideas which will save me from either
making a 200-mile (round trip) drive or going to the borg?
Thanks in advance!
PS. For those old-timers around the 'wreck, I plan to get back into
the shop for real after I complete grad school this coming spring and
hope to find the time to follow this newsgroup again.
I would think Springfield, IL would have plenty of hardwood dealers.
Since you're needing shorts, ask about #1 common, as you can cut around
defects. Also check for flooring mills, as they often sell shorts.
Either should be far cheaper than FAS wood.
Unfortunately, wood purveyors are in short supply around here these
days. The family-run places have gone out of business and the
national chains are not coming any closer than 90 miles away. A dozen
years ago I had plenty of local choices but times have changed.
On Nov 30, 4:20 pm, firstname.lastname@example.org (Doug Miller) wrote:
I'm not sure about Ed Carter, but Carter Bros. focuses on the
construction trade and Bailey insists they only sell finished products
these days. I managed to buy a few boards from them years ago, but
had no luck this time around. I'll try the Ed Carter route on
All the commercial makers (and me) make these boards traditionally
from "Hard", "Hard Rock" or "Sugar" Maple, all of these names for the
same thing, hard maple. Why soft? Not only is it softer which is not
good but also has lots more brown and mineral streaks.
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