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    I started my Judy Roberts Draft horse head yesterday...I'm cutting it out of Cherry, walnut and basswood. I've already had to re-cut 8 pieces, I guess that's what I get for trying to change an old habit..

    Good news...I got the check today for the salmon piece that I sold and she even added an extra $5....I'll be spending it at the lumber yard this weekend but it's not going to get me too much. I paid $17 for a piece of cherry 1x8x2.

    Trout
    Hawk G-4 Jetcraft
    Fish are food, not friends!

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    Do we get to see pictures again? And what old habit are you changing (do we want to know??)
    Theresa E
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    • #3
      my old habit..

      I was trying to start the project in an area that I don't usually do first which was suggested on my bass project..luckily the 8 piece were very small and it was easier to redo them than wasting a bigger piece of wood..

      I'm going to hold off with the pictures for now. I'm going to try that fuming and if that works out I'll post up...other than that I'll be posting pictures when done...

      Trout
      Hawk G-4 Jetcraft
      Fish are food, not friends!

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      • #4
        You must be buying your cherry here in michigan. It's highway robbery. I can't stand my local lumber place..When I am out of state, I find prices that are easily 75% cheaper. I just picked up a couple boards of birdseye maple...major birdseye 1x8 6 footers for $20 each. At my local place I saw the same boards last weekend costing $84 !!!
        I bought a piece of figured mahogany santos in wisconsin for $40, and about 8 months ago I bought that same piece locally for $260 and it wasn't even quite as big a piece !
        Jeff Powell

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        • #5
          Originally posted by workin for wood
          I just picked up a couple boards of birdseye maple...major birdseye 1x8 6 footers for $20 each. At my local place I saw the same boards last weekend costing $84 !!!
          I bought a piece of figured mahogany santos in wisconsin for $40, and about 8 months ago I bought that same piece locally for $260 !
          I guess the obvious question is why would you buy the same boards twice?

          Can't wait to see you finished piece Trout, GREAT stuff you turn out. I;ve found decent deals on wood on ebay of all places. I have a couple folks I buy from on a regular basis, even with shipping to Alaska it is much less than what you paid. PM me if you'd like their contacts....
          ‎"Orphans are easier to ignore before you know their names. They're easier to ignore before you see their faces. It's easier to pretend they're not real before you hold them in your arms. But once you do, everything changes."

          D. Platt

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          • #6
            Trout:

            Best of luck with the horse, and I hope you enjoy it more than the bass, which turned out very, very, nice, btw. I sort of understand your ambivalence from a similar experience with a puzzle I made, which my wife loves, but I found it a chore.

            workin for wood:

            I have thought of Michigan as being the No. 2 state for lumber, so those prices come as a shock. Bringing in hardwood would be like carrying coals to Newcastle, I would think.

            Pete

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            • #7
              Out of curiousity Pete, what state do you think of as number one for lumber? Dale
              Dale w/ yella saws

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              • #8
                Originally posted by lucky788scroller
                Out of curiousity Pete, what state do you think of as number one for lumber? Dale
                Well, Oregon was on my mind, so at least I got that right...

                Here's the full scoop (see page 4):

                http://www.census.gov/industry/1/ma321t04.pdf

                Years ago, I went for a drive on logging roads in the Upper Peninsula and was very impressed by the vast forests, and I knew that Michigan was important historically for lumber production, so I thought it was still a huge hardwood producer. Wrong! It's respectable, but nothing like it's glory days.

                Pete

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                • #9
                  Nor is Oregon. When you drive thru the state you will see a lot of saw mills shut down. I don't like the land after they get thru logging it. It is completely bare. They have gotten rid of what is called "Junk wood" which is any thing other that Pine or fir and that is all they will replant.
                  Chuck D


                  When a work lifts your spirits and inspires bold and noble thoughts in you, do not look for any other standard to judge by: the work is good, the product of a master craftsman.
                  Jean De La Bruyere...

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                  Hegner 18, Delta p-20, Griz 14 inch Band saw

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                  • #10
                    Rhanks for the info Pete!
                    Dale w/ yella saws

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