Behind the Wooden Veil

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Blog entry by Cornductor posted 11-29-2011 06:07 PM 1423 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Yesterday at my local wood monger I was searching for some cherry and a nice wide plank of maple. Like I normally do I dig in the back of the wall stacks to find that special neglected piece. There it was in all its glory full of shimmers and waves. I pulled it out from the rack and admired the beautiful piece like it was one of my own children. It was 4/4 s3s and about 4”x8’ long ttl of 2.63 board feet Price was 7.89. It may be a little hard to see in the photos “foggy and cold here in sunny California” but the pattern is great when the sun does hit it.

When looking for an ordinary piece take a little extra time looking and that special and often neglected piece will guide you to it.

-- An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. Benjamin Franklin

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#1 posted 11-30-2011 01:11 AM


I know the feeling. Ain’t it great? I can still look at every board I have and remember where I got it.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#2 posted 12-08-2011 07:07 AM

Very nice. Make that grain pop. I have been playing with dies and that is one of the most interesting grains to play with. I have seen some drum craftsmen do some mind blowing stuff with maple.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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