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I've got a decent pile... and today had to go thru it a bit in looking for a few boards and was thinking about building just a simple table with a few shelves to store it... but I'm curious how y'all storing your slabs. 

in return I will show you some of my wood porn... here's some 4/4 'plain' soft maple I bought a while back... 12 1/4" wide...  thinking it would be a nice thing to use for an sg top or some smaller body guitar for a 1 piece top. 

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got 12 feet of the stuff...

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here's my bastard wood pile... just a mess.  really need something simple to make it easier to store and get at a random piece of it.  any ideas?  it actually looks like a lot less than it is cause theres purpleheart, sapelle, 8/4 mahog/walnut/ash, birdseye, curly... it's kind of a leaning stack at this point.DSCN4433.thumb.JPG.52a10be6683239a25b5784b10f443b28.JPG

 

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I've got a 3'x4'x6' shelving unit that I stack pieces in edgewise. I usually get my pieces cut into three foot lengths before bringing them home. Still looks messy but they at least have their own spot.

SR

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20 hours ago, ScottR said:

I've got a 3'x4'x6' shelving unit that I stack pieces in edgewise. I usually get my pieces cut into three foot lengths before bringing them home. Still looks messy but they at least have their own spot.

SR

right on.  I've heard some other folks say they rough cut to size before storing which isn't a bad idea... but idk, if I cut it I can't potentially change my mind and use it for something else!  I've been looking on google image and saw a nice idea...

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I think if I made a smaller two piece version of this... but put it on rollers, and used 3/4 pipe as the slats... might be flexible and moveable.

18 hours ago, ADFinlayson said:

I’ve been moving this pile of wood around my office for the last year or so. I need a bigger house 

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hehe, a lot like mine... just a pile.  prob is when you need that one that is second from the bottom! 

someone mentioned vertical stacking to me... which is def efficient as it's easy to get to pieces... but A) problems with warpage and B ) I like the idea of the wood being dried - even if it's pretty dry already having some air between pieces is going to make it react better to changes in humidity.

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Yeah so I've got a few pieces that I know to be dry and way over thickness which are stacked on their sides in a cupboard. But I daren't stack wet wood on it's side - A lot of what I've bought over the last year was sold as dry but registering over 15% on my moisture meter so needs to be stickered and under weight, especially the quilt stuff I've got because that will twist and cup all over the place. I try and keep the wettest wood at the bottom of the pile so it's got the most weight on it and I'm least likely to need to get it out (I take pics in case I need to show anyone). But it's still a PITA when I need something from the middle. Not buying any more wood or tools until I've moved house. Once I'm in the new workshop, I'll insulate get some free standing shelves so I can organise everything better and not have to store it in the house.

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3 hours ago, ADFinlayson said:

Yeah so I've got a few pieces that I know to be dry and way over thickness which are stacked on their sides in a cupboard. But I daren't stack wet wood on it's side - A lot of what I've bought over the last year was sold as dry but registering over 15% on my moisture meter so needs to be stickered and under weight, especially the quilt stuff I've got because that will twist and cup all over the place. I try and keep the wettest wood at the bottom of the pile so it's got the most weight on it and I'm least likely to need to get it out (I take pics in case I need to show anyone). But it's still a PITA when I need something from the middle. Not buying any more wood or tools until I've moved house. Once I'm in the new workshop, I'll insulate get some free standing shelves so I can organise everything better and not have to store it in the house.

"not buying any more tools" yeah... hright (imagine wayne's world voice).  I now have 5 routers because I just like having them setup for different things... def don't need them... but last night I picked up this:

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because it was made by bosch for craftsman and is identical... interchangeable with bosch parts... and was literally 'never used' for $90.  Def did not need it.  I also keep visiting my local wood store despite having more wood then I need already.  Saw some amazing 4/4 figured mahog 12" wide.  $8/bdft and was really tempted!  if it had been 8/4 I'd have been all over it.

I've never tested anything for moisture... but here in az I just don't think it's an issue.  It is SO dry here!  Leaving it in the garage tho, I do have a couple of pieces of maple that have twisted... but mostly because they weren't stacked properly.  Need to stop doing that!

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41 minutes ago, ScottR said:

I have the Bosch version.

Good router.

SR

well... there are some things I'm seeing about it right off the bat.  the plunge action is very well done - smooth and stable.  no wobble at all.  the porter 6931 series has a small amount of wobble that if you aren't familiar can screw you up.  that said, I prefer the porter cable depth set.  the set is metal, and you can lock in the 'viewfinder' and on the bosch version it's just a piece of plastic that you can't lock.    both are great routers for sure, and it's easy to see why either would be popular.

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