#29 wooden plane by The Goodall Co., Pittsburgh, PA ... no idea of a date,
useable with a little work, but likely not much more than a conversation
150 bf 4/4 black walnut, 8- 10' x 6- 8" - $1.05/bf ... all I could politely
store in a local relative of SWMBO's garage during a long weekend trip up to
Arkansas to register my youngest daughter in college.
Plane was a gift from said relative, and the walnut I found at a small mill
down the road from Arkadelphia just by asking around. There was plenty more
to be had.. When I haul the youngster up with her college "stuff" in a
couple of months, I will buy some more and justify utilizing the trailer
Also saw the mother lode of kiln dried white oak (beaucoup FAS), but it was
all plain sawn, except for the accidental board. Must of been 20 acres of
10' high ricks, stacked side by side, all white oak. I was introduced to the
mill owner by the relative who had known him all his life ... was told I
could buy one board or a thousand, and pick and choose all I want.
Saw a lot of reasonably priced oak and walnut in Arkansas, at least compared
to big city prices here in Houston. Would be worth it for some wreckers
around the Houston, SE Texas area to make up a shopping trip with a couple
of trailers. I believe I've made some good contacts in that regard if anyone
is interested in a future trip.
Off to England Thursday AM to marry the oldest off ... gonna be a sea change
around the house come August. Just not making enough sawdust at the moment
Last update: 5/15/04
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