The Swap Meet at Sacramento woodcraft

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Blog entry by robert triplett posted 04-16-2012 05:08 AM 2500 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I drove 3 and 1/2 hours to attend the swap meet in Sacramento on Sunday. I found some nice wood and met a few Lumberjocks. Rustfever was there with some nice wood he has sawn. I got some Carob and Beeswing Eucalyptus( he called it butterfly Euc.) And some Walnut burl. I met Gene, Majeagle,and talked boxes. John Ormsby was there selling wood. I couldn’t wait around to go to his house to see the good Maple. I bought some odds and ends of wood from a young guy and got his number to see more of what he has sawn. There were quite a few people selling tools and what looked like some good deals. I don’t need any more tools, esp hand tools. Hope to connect with Ira (rustfever) again. When someone says they have too much wood, I am willing to help them out—of some of it!

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#1 posted 04-16-2012 05:14 AM

Ooohhh! That’s some nice looking wood you have there. Looking forward to seeing it in your future projects.

-- Beth, Oklahoma, Rambling Road Designs

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#2 posted 04-16-2012 05:20 AM

That bottom one has some really nice curl to it….looks a bit like the Koa I work with all the time here in the Islands.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

#3 posted 04-16-2012 06:07 AM

I got to see the wood in person when he stopped at my house on the way home and it is some great stuff. O and Robert left some behind for my sorry butt I am sooooo glad he is my friend. Don’t be upset LJ fans I have a piece of that bottom wood and it is great. I guess I’ll be owing Robert for a long long time. The top piece of wood is much much bigger than the picture and it is great also. But that Walnut the picture does not help, you have to see it in person, it is a wonderful piece of wood and he wants to cut it up for boxes I can’t talk him out of doing that I tried.
Thanks Robert

-- (L an D Woodworks)

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#4 posted 04-16-2012 10:12 AM

What great deals you got. That walnut piece…..the burl pattern in it almost could look like a tree of life type thing. Maybe a serving platter/tray. I dont know how big the walnut is but that is a fine piece of wood.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#5 posted 04-16-2012 12:11 PM

Man, that is some pretty wood.
I need to get out more. And try your theory of more wood, less tools.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#6 posted 04-16-2012 04:01 PM

It was really great to finally meet you Robert…... I agree that Ira has some”Fantastic Wood” and I also am a very lucky person that has been able to receive some of the pieces that he has had. I got a couple of those walnut burl pieces as well and have some of the Carob and RGE. Just can’t wait till the Walnut and Carob dry enough to work. Hope to meet up again sometime soon…....

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#7 posted 04-16-2012 04:05 PM

Wow, beautiful pieces of wood!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#8 posted 04-16-2012 06:47 PM

I have another ‘boule’ of Claro Walnut burls that I did not bring. I think there are 8 or so pieces, most of which are 8/4 or 12/4. They are all about 24” x 30” in size. I think they will be as striking as the one you got. If you want more, just call

-- Rustfever, Central California

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#9 posted 04-17-2012 12:52 AM

Robert, Another great wood score for you! We just don’t have that type of swap meets where I live. Now, if you need a chicken or goat….....

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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