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Forum topic by cathyb posted 09-18-2021 06:27 PM 427 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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cathyb

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09-18-2021 06:27 PM

Good morning Jocks. I am planning to move back to Maryland next year. The idea of breaking down my wood shop and transporting everything across country is doable, but will be a huge effort. Could you recommend sawyers, woodworking suppliers, and organizations for fellow woodworkers?

Thanks so much….

-- cathyb, Hawaii


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GR8HUNTER

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#1 posted 09-18-2021 06:46 PM

I get all my Hardwoods HERE

Decent Price and GR8 Selection

NOT too far from Maryland :<)))))))))))))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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cathyb

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#2 posted 09-18-2021 07:15 PM

Thank you Tony. I was born in Carlisle, PA. We had a saw mill just a mile from our home. Interesting how life comes full circle.

Have a great day,

Cathy

-- cathyb, Hawaii

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Greg In Maryland

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#3 posted 09-21-2021 01:08 AM

Hi Cathy,

Lots of woodworking resources in the DC area. Do you know where you are going to end up—DC, Maryland, or Virginia? That will make a big difference. Here is a short list of resources:

Washington Woodworking Guild
Howard County Woodworkes Guild
Potomac Antique Tools and Industries Association, Inc.

Woodworker’s Workshop/Woodcraft in Rockville, Maryland
Woodcraft in Leesburg, Virginia

Frederick Lumber Company in Frederick, Maryland

There are tons of sawmills and individual guys/gals selling all sorts of lumber. Check Facebook Marketplace or Craigslist.

Please let me know if you have any questions or need help with your shop. Best of luck to you during this move.

Greg

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cathyb

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#4 posted 09-21-2021 01:42 AM

OH my Goodness! Thank you Greg. You are an angel :)
I am headed to DC on Thursday to see my son. I’ll be interviewing with a real broker to land a new home base for my real estate license. She is awesome, down to earth, with a family involved in the construction industry. Oh, my goodness, I can’t leave Hawaii soon enough to tamp down my excitement!!

I’ve already spoken with someone at Woodcraft in Rockville. I was weighing the options of packing up my big and heavy Laguna saws and that Mercedes of a vac. He said, “Sell them over there”. The table saw alone weights over 500 pounds. This is already a problem in the making. I would need two crates just for that saw. It makes more sense to start with new equipment. Although, I will ship my General double drum sander. I use it all the time. I’ll create a crate that will protect it from mishandling at the dock. It’s worth a try…

Sometime next year dust will be flying in Maryland, it will be coming from my new shop. I have to find a house with a least a three car garage…

Best Regards,

Cathy

-- cathyb, Hawaii

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Greg In Maryland

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#5 posted 09-21-2021 10:49 PM

Hawaii to Maryland is a heck of a move. You’ve given the ‘go big or go home’ saying whole new meaning…...

Send me a private message if I can assist in any way once you get here. If you need a temporary home for that big double drum sander, I, and my garage are here for you :)

Good luck with everything!

Greg

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cathyb

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#6 posted 09-22-2021 05:48 AM

Ha ha ha. Greg, I love your sense of humor. I love my sander! I’ll make the most amazing crate for my baby. The truck driver from the freight forwarder company, who will pick up the crate, is in for a treat. The real challenge will be the crates for my deer, my horses, my giraffe and some of my other special pieces. They have to be perfect…

I had better start collecting shipping popcorn. I need a truck load of that stuff..

Aloha,

Cathy

-- cathyb, Hawaii

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