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Forum topic by Clarkswoodworking posted 01-17-2018 12:55 AM 1007 views 0 times favorited 15 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-17-2018 12:55 AM

I have access to inexpensive maple
Figured and curly
I have been buying bundles of wood
1/4”x7 1/2” x 22”
Here is a sample
The wood I get comes from a mill and they cut for the music industry
These are there rejects
If anyone wants some contact me

Now I have about 160 of these boards
What to build with them ????!

Stabs also available

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#1 posted 01-17-2018 01:04 AM

Here is a slab I bought for a coffee table I made for my son
This was coated with a product called
Mirror coat
It is a 2 part epoxy bar top coating

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#2 posted 01-17-2018 01:19 AM

Sweet! Are they all 22 inches long? That’s too short to make guitar sides unfortunately. But boy, one sure could make a bunch of ukuleles.

-- Jesse, West Lafayette, Indiana

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#3 posted 01-17-2018 02:01 AM

the bottom photo of that slab looks AWESOME !!! good job !

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#4 posted 01-17-2018 01:08 PM

I see boxes.

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#5 posted 01-17-2018 01:27 PM

Boxes… or veneer… or laminations on some 1/2 plywood to make some pretty awesome tables/furniture

If I may ask, how much are they charging you for those “rejects”?

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#6 posted 01-17-2018 01:29 PM

The quilting in that stuff is off the charts.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#7 posted 01-17-2018 01:31 PM

I’d make colonial wall boxes of some kind (drawers optional). Fast and easy and could sell for good money.

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#8 posted 01-17-2018 06:13 PM

Are you in the PNW? That looks like bigleaf maple. Some of my favorite wood to work with (see projects).

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#9 posted 01-17-2018 06:29 PM

Dang you get some nice wood too!

Sorry I should have said I am in the Seattle area

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#10 posted 01-17-2018 06:34 PM

the bottom photo of that slab looks AWESOME !!! good job !

- John Smith

I know I love that pic
It looks waved but it is as flat as 800 grit paper can get
It’s the coating that brought out the image like it did

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#11 posted 01-18-2018 01:43 AM

Would make a great looking electric guitar, mandolin back and sides, flooring, or a beautiful tool box

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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#12 posted 01-18-2018 02:19 AM

The chatoyance in that maple looks amazing, whatever you make with it is going to look great, wish I was closer so I could get some from you.

-- "Lack of effort will result in failure with amazing predictability" - Me

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#13 posted 01-18-2018 03:46 AM

I can take some off your hands. Also in the Seattle area, so I can pick up…

-- The quality of one's woodworking is directly related to the amount of flannel worn.

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#14 posted 01-18-2018 09:03 AM

You mentioned on one of my other posts that you were in my area. I too can pick up. PM me please.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#15 posted 01-18-2018 11:54 AM

Sell it on e-bay. You’ll be not the first one.

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