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New Wood Haul Day

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Since no one in my life gives a rats behind about lumber... I will share with people who do ;)

Just found this guy on craigslist saying he clears out trees in the area. He wanted 50 cents a board foot and mentioned he had some woods Id be interested in... Well he did NOT disappoint.

I bought 30 feet of 7.5" x 1 /18" curly maple

20 Feet of 20" x 2" Tulipwood

And.... my favorite score, about 15 feet of 1 1/8" x 9" (diagonal cut) figured walnut... He pulls out this gorgeous peice and tells me he bookmatched it for a guy that makes gun stocks.

All of this lumber cost me 60$.

Car full...

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most of it is curly maple like this, figure is very deep and goes through the board on all peices :

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And the real score of the day, this is a bookmatched peice, so the other half is very similar to this already large peice lol.

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and its no thin top either..... :D

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thoughts welcome and appreciate ;)

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I'm not jealous, am I ? Of course I am! I wish I could get bargains like that over here B-)

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That's a great piece of Claro Walnut crotch. You're going to love it. I had a build last year out of a similar piece.....

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SR

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Wow that looks delicious..... Probably very similar to my peice indeed!

I will be giving this peice LOTS of thought. Perhaps a PRS single cut style build.... Not sure though.

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Those are gorgeous. I hate you! <_<

haha those were dry shots too! I got a REALLY nice score on a makita planer, picking it up tomorrow. 250$ !!! Ill be making some precision body blanks in 10 minutes vice 3 hours -.-

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Bob,

What part of the country are you in?

You can be quite vague, like New England or something like that!

Just curious where all 3 of those woods come from at once.

Thanks,

John

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Bob,

What part of the country are you in?

You can be quite vague, like New England or something like that!

Just curious where all 3 of those woods come from at once.

Thanks,

John

Hey dude, no worries haha. Im in south west michigan.

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Thanks Bob...

I never knew we had tulip wood over this way, I always thought it was a semi tropical!

Shows you how bad my wood geography is, which is probably worse than my regulay geography, lol.

I hope you can get yourself some of that juicy curly maply in 10/4 rough quartersawn and 8" wide some amazing bookmatch carvetops.

What you have looks like it would make beautiful one piece Strat and Tele necks.

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