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Forum topic by KenBee posted 02-15-2012 03:54 PM 1480 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-15-2012 03:54 PM

I am looking for some very irregular live edge hardwood that could be for all practical purposes considered scrap. Would prefer pieces to be 6 to 12 inches long, 3 to 8 inches of solid wood width and thickness from 3/8 to 1 inch. Red cedar is the only softwood I would be interested in using and any species of hardwood is acceptable. Bark or no bark is OK also.

PM or Email me with anything you have or know where I can get what I want. Thanks.

-- If it won't fit get a BIGGER hammer.

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#1 posted 02-15-2012 05:14 PM

I don’t know what you’re doing, but can you use firewood? You can find it on craigslist for free.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#2 posted 02-15-2012 07:29 PM

Actually I want it for jewelry box lids. the reason for the 3/8 to 1 inch thick pieces.

Thanks for the reply anyhow.

-- If it won't fit get a BIGGER hammer.

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#3 posted 02-15-2012 08:16 PM

I don’t have any real sources for you, but I would second the fire-wood idea. If you have a bandsaw you can cut it into pieces. Some fire wood has been air-dried for a long time and is pretty close to dry, otherwise there are other options for drying lumber that can be used fairly quickly when the pieces are small. (look for info turners use to dry their blanks, I think they can use mirowave ovens or regluar ovens)
plus it is really fun to take firewood and turn it into a project, I do it all the time.

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#4 posted 02-17-2012 06:58 PM

Hi Kenbee, I might be able to help you out with some walnut, oak, maybe a little manzanita, maple. Possibly some redwood burl or curly redwood…although they’re not hardwoods but really pretty, make great boxtops. I will send a PM. Rocky/rockb

-- I know the Creator of wood......Yeah, I'm a name dropper. : )

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#5 posted 02-21-2012 11:55 PM

Surfing the web the other day, I came upon what looks like to be an awesome place to purchase wood. David Marks has some lengthy videos, 3 parts, where he and the owner of the lumber store go over their stock. Some very unquie woods, burls, live edge slabs etc.. They seem like they’ll do whatever they can to make sure you get exactly what you need for your projects. Being from the East Coast, it’s not viable for me to purchase from them. However, I saw your from San Jose and the store is right next to you in Santa Clara. Hope it’s helpful.

Videos: Part 1: Part 2: Part 3:


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#6 posted 02-22-2012 01:57 AM

Interesting because I just ran across that site yesterday while surfing for wood sellers. You are right it is only about 10 miles or less from me so I plan on taking a look at the store tomorrow. It seems they have about anything I need and are also willing to do custom cuts.

Thanks for the heads up, Ken

-- If it won't fit get a BIGGER hammer.

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#7 posted 02-22-2012 02:14 PM

haha np, Ken. Let me know how it goes. After looking at the videos, I’m pretty jealous it isn’t located closer!

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