Teak and tools

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Blog entry by studie posted 01-30-2012 03:31 AM 1574 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just looked at some Teak wood today along with many tools as well. The Teak is 2×7x 12’ about 12 boards. He wants $2500 for the wood. It’s all clear and very nice, dry too. Lot’s of tools too, havent seen all of them but he gave up his cabinet shop and many good tools left for cheap. I hope to get a power feeder and the air cleaner that hangs from the rafters but haven’t seen the other stuff yet.

-- $tudie

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#1 posted 01-30-2012 03:50 AM

buy buy

build build

sell sell

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 01-30-2012 04:24 AM

Buy for 1/2, build for 1/2, screw up 1/2 then learn twice. It all works out! Sorry I’m late but I’ll leave early to make up for it. I did get that Walnut last fall for $750 but haven’t made anything yet. Just got a 6” riser block for the bandsaw with new blades, Wow now can cut up to 12” Love it! Taking junk maple firewood and making small lumber. Can’t wait to make a log sled for the band saw to finally slice up a cherry burl!!!

-- $tudie

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#3 posted 01-30-2012 04:40 AM

You really shouldn’t be having that much fun without calling me. Fixin to go get a new lathe next weekend, it is a Jet variable speed, 14-42. So if you get the opportunity, keep your eyes open for me for bigger bowl stock or even smaller (1×2 or 1×4) that I can glue up for segmented turning. Even 5 or 7 ply plywood scraps would work well. I’d sure appreciate it. Any cheap but good tools you don’t want, give me a holler.

-- JoeR Nothing that I could make will ever be perfect but I'll use it anyway.

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#4 posted 01-30-2012 06:53 AM

What type of teak is it? There are several species…Asian teak, Plantation teak etc. The asian teak used in marine applications normally sells for $26-28 bd ft when it is 4/4. The plantation teak is used in alot of outdoor furniture and is much less expensive. If it is the good teak you are looking at a retaill price of about $4000 for the boards you mentioned. It is only a good deal if you have a use for it.

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#5 posted 01-30-2012 07:13 AM

Great finds and good luck. That must be the last of the cabinets shops to close. I thought they were all gone by new ;-((

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#6 posted 01-30-2012 06:59 PM

Sounds like a great buy if you already know how hard teak is on you saw blades and edge tools. It has a lot of silicate or minerals, I forget which. Also, it hasn’t got very interesting grain. That said, It is a handsome wood that makes very good outdoor and indoor cabinetry and furniture, boat decks and for a myriad of other outdoor uses. If you are doing small projects where beautiful grain and/or workability is important you might want to think twice before jumping in. Sorry about the negativity, but $2,500 is a lot to invest and also a lot of wood to store if you don’t have appropriate projects for it. On the positive side, you could probably sell what you don’t need in smaller lots assuming there is a market for it.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 01-31-2012 06:12 AM

Thanks for the input, good advice too! Last fall I bought some fine walnut lumber so am wood rich right now. What is a wood gloat to do?? Find a costumer first, but sweet deals come along and well now we become a wood broker. I think this is marine grade type as he has many sail boats. Get this, He is working on a 25’ boat to row/sail to Hawaii !??? I’ll sure to post more about this, tools, wood and such. You guys are great!!!

-- $tudie

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#8 posted 01-31-2012 08:58 AM

25’ seems a bit small to take on the ocean!!

One dark foggy morning, my Bro-in-law found a guy in a wet suit on a surf board about 5 miles out of Sekiu salmon fishing ;-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#9 posted 02-02-2012 08:04 AM

Bob, was he alive? I heard a story where a scuba diver was in a lake that they used to helicopter water for fires and was scooped up only to be found dead in a water dump area. Oh yea, Teak from the sumner wood working store ranges from 16 to $32 per bd ft.

-- $tudie

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#10 posted 10-24-2012 12:52 AM

Hu, $tudie! I guess I am not supposed to call you Scott, right? (So, everyone forget I said that!) I am soooo looking forward to seeing the frames you built for our stain glass windows and to see them finally mounted in our bathroom! I can’t even remember how long we looked for the right matching pair and how long we have waited to have them framed and installed. I tried and tried to remove the glass from their original frames and kept screwing them up more and more until I finally decided to stop and call you. How suprized Suzan is going to be see them on our 35th Anniversary! I just hope she doesn’t visit your blog between now and then. Enjoy the winter and the holiday season that lies ahead of us. Stay warm and busy in your shop. We will keep refering customers to you at every opportunity. You are awesome! Love, Mark.

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