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Will - sorry to hear you're kicking the game mate. The wood you sent me has all gone to cherished projects and you will be missed.

Would it be too much to ask as to why you're deciding to close shop?

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I bought a couple of blanks from you ,one is almost done and the other is waiting for the next build. You have some good deals on some good wood. I will miss buying from you.

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I just started using one of the two black limba neck blanks I bought from you today. I'll go check out your remaining stuff tonight. I'll have to go find another black limba source now. :D

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Thanks, guys, I've really enjoyed people able to help fellow builders out and get to see the progress on the actual projects or hear how happy they are with the "product" (ie the wood, my packing, and my service). It's very fun and rewarding and I've been blessed virtually all nice and appreciative customers that are always nice to me. I always enjoy seeing repeat customers and I know I've sent several packages to all 3 of you....I start remembering user names and real names after a while.

Alas, it's not particularly profitable as a full-time job, there's only so many potential customers in a limited market.

The markup may look high, but by the time I got done doing my taxes this year, I only made about 1/5 of what I actually took in, so 4/5 of the costs get eaten up by Ebay fees, PayPal fees, equipment fees, packing supplies, wasted wood, unusable wood, then Uncle Sam takes his cut.

That and it can be dangerous and hazardous to the health (I take a lot of precautions, though), but there's always those times when a piece of wood jams in a saw and your hands get too close to the blade. Plus the continued exposure to sawdust and woods that you may become allergic to (Cocobolo is my nemesis).

So, I'm looking for a real job in an office (yikes!), but I enjoyed my year and half of freedom and fun and wish I could keep spending my days cutting up cool wood or surfing the 'net :D

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Sounds like you had a very good run, and made a lot of people happy. It is a lot of work, time and effort for very little when all is said and done. Cheers to you for your hard work and efforts! :D

Peace,Rich

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Sad to hear that you're packin' it in, I've always been very happy with the wood I've brought from you in the past and the customer service was top notch too. Good luck with the job hunting mate :D

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Man you don't have a secret stash of black limba do ya? I would really like a body and neck blank...

And I'd like a 2 piece black limba top myself, if you happen to have any laying around. :D

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I just bought another neck blank from you today, so I have 2 more guitars to build. :D

The Padauk neck blank? Man, someone beat me to it. :D

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>snip<< Plus the continued exposure to sawdust and woods that you may become allergic to (Cocobolo is my nemesis).

So, >snip< :D

Man do I understand the cocobola thing.

Sorry to here your going to quit the biz but I understand. Me ,I'm just getting ready to ramp up, since I now know what I can and can't do within my disablilty payments so making a few extra dollars and not worrying about it being the main income wilL help. As well as being a help to others as well lol:)))

MK

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jer7440 and Matt,

I wish, I've got some white and black Limba neck strips to list, but that's it. You won't go wrong with Limba, though, that stuff is great to work with. I've finally run out of the 500 board feet of it that I bought a year ago; at the time, it looked like I was building an all-limba house, I had so much.

I usually refer people to Gilmer Hardwoods when I don't have what they need.

Hey Rich,

Thanks for the advice early on :-)

Hey MK and Jon,

I'm not too far from Dallas, so I might PM you some time to see where the good places to buy wood are.

Hi Paul,

The UPS man should be bringing you a present tomorrow :-)

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>snip<

Hey MK and Jon,

I'm not too far from Dallas, so I might PM you some time to see where the good places to buy wood are.

>snip<

No problem. let me know through PM and i'll set you up with my contacts. Pay cash and get my discount , (if applicable, getting harder to get those)) through my company LOL:))

MK

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Soundat11...what do those limba neck strips look like? I was kind of thinking about a laminated neck anyway....

Check his ebay store, I noticed last night several black limba strips posted on there. If it wasn't for the fact my next project is going ot be a neck-thru bass I probably would have picked them up.

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My third neck blank showed up tonight, thanks man this is going to make a great neckthru. I already have a piece of mahogany that I bought on ebay and some how I didnt notice that it wasnt really wide enough for a body, but I can use it for wings on a neckthru.

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We,re gonna miss you. I'll order a couple of more things before you go. Could use the limba or black walnut, though.

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Thanks, Tom, guys, still trying to clear out all of the wood I've got stashed away.

I'm going to run a 10% off sale during the weekend, also, just need to figure out when (surprise)

I've got a TON of strips listed this week: Mahogany, Limba, Walnut, Padouk, Zebrawood, and Wenge.

Along with some Canarywood and Bloodwood. Anigre and Ash veneer (and Bubinga later today).

I hope to have a bunch of Maple strips listed this weekend, just need to plane them first and go through the whole measure, weigh, photograph, edit, list process.

If anyone wants to buy several strips and would like me to glue it up into a ready-to-use laminate neck blank; I can (it'll cost extra, so ask me for a quote on that).

http://www.soundat11.com

Will

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