Been timber yard :)

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  • #16195
    Mark Armstrong
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    Well I went to timber yard and I done pretty well.

    I wanted some Cherry which was the most expensive @ £52 + vat

    Then I got a part school pack £60 + vat

    Total including vat Just under £135.00

    Nothing much over 4′ long but widths from 1″ to 17″

    There are bits alone in this bundle that are worth about £10 on their own.
    I think i have got enough timber to keep me going for a while. 🙂
    Just one disappointment one piece of Maple

    Dagenham, Essex, England

    #16199
    Ken
    Participant

    Nice nothing like that in my neck of the woods. ( pun intended )

    I think we need a new section just for your stuff Mark HaHa Not saying you are a compulsive buyer buddy HaHa 🙂 😉

    #16201
    Mark Armstrong
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    I know Ken but its just too good to let it go well worth the money.
    I have been used this timber yard on a few occasions when I have needed hardwood in past over 15 years.
    I did have intentions this morning for buying school pack. The man at yard said that I could have this pallet but it’s not a full Pack. I looked at pack and said that there was more than enough it will do as it is. Hence £60 not £80 god knows how much would have been on a full pack.
    The only thing with school pack you take pot luck as to what you get.

    The Cherry for my next project coffee table. Some of the Cherry has sapwood which is quite white compared to more redder colour heartwood. The timber yard man said are you sure you wont those bits. I said its all part of the wood and I like the contrast. Timber yard man said your easy to please.

    Dagenham, Essex, England

    #16202
    George Bridgeman
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    Looks like a good score, Mark. Don’t be too gutted about the maple – it’s not much fun to work with hand tools!

    Whereabouts in the country are you?

    George.

    "To know and not do is to not know"

    #16203
    Ken
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    Not a criticism buddy, I would have done the very same, wallet allowing. Yeah I like the contrast between the sapwood and the heartwood. Enjoy. 😉

    #16204
    Ken
    Participant

    Looks like a good score, Mark. Don’t be too gutted about the maple – it’s not much fun to work with hand tools!

    Whereabouts in the country are you?

    George.

    HaHa George, I dont believe you asked that question. 🙂

    #16205
    robinhc
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    I have seen some dramatic book-match work with sapwood/heartwood combinations

    Robin ... Richmond, Virginia, USA

    #16206
    George Bridgeman
    Participant

    Bloody hell… one of those mornings so far… I’m going back to bed!

    George.

    "To know and not do is to not know"

    #16207
    Mark Armstrong
    Participant

    Hmm look at my signature lol
    George I love working with Maple loverly stuff.

    Dagenham, Essex, England

    #16208
    George Bridgeman
    Participant

    I find maple saws and planes really nicely (fantastic pillowy shavings!) but is super hard on chisels when chopping the waste from tail/pin boards. Maybe it’s just the stuff I get – I know there are a few different species of maple.

    George.

    "To know and not do is to not know"

    #16209
    Mark Armstrong
    Participant

    Different species of every wood all part of the challenge.
    Use a coping saw on tails/pins and pare down to shoulder line.

    Dagenham, Essex, England

    #16210
    Steve Follis
    Participant

    Congratulations Mark!

    I had some recent experience with some Iroko, I was really pleased with it. It worked really well.

    Question: What is the stack on the left? Looks like it ends in”k”?

    Memphis, Tennessee

    #16211
    cpetersen1970
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    Wow, nice haul! And from what I’ve seen about prices/availability in the U.K., for a very fair price, too! While I can get local hardwoods on the cheap, any exotics definitely cost a pretty penny if they are to be had at all around here.

    For my part, I’ve been lucky enough to be allowed to collect cut-offs and scraps from a nearby construction site. So far I’ve piled up about 100 bf or so of nice bits of pine 1-2′ long in 8/4 stock of varying widths from 4″x12″, plus enough slightly longer pieces for the trestles of my workbench. With a huge pile of such stuff to pick through, I’ve been choosy and only taken pieces that are clear, straight and with pleasing grain, too. Also scored a bunch of 2-3′ sections of 16/4 and 24/4 treated beams which I will use to make some raised garden beds and planting boxes.

    *Plenty* of stock for boxes, wall clocks, etc. 🙂

    #16212
    Mark Armstrong
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    Steve the pile on left starts with a letter O and ends in k and only has three letters. lol

    I am sure timber yards have these off cuts I know not always the best quality but you do get a fair amount for your money.
    I have not got the room to make large pieces so what I have bought is ideal.

    Just planed a couple of edges of Cherry I’m in love with it 🙂

    Dagenham, Essex, England

    #16213
    Steve Follis
    Participant

    That’s cool Mark.

    I thought it might have started with Tea, I was going to get excited for you.

    I get a really good deal on Cypress short boards from a mill a couple hours away, all the boards are 6′ long, prime stock. I make the drive and get a truckload about once a year, definitely worth it.

    Memphis, Tennessee

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