Discussion in 'Wood' started by Adam, Feb 24, 2014.
What a nice looking piece of maple :O
I just cut an oversized billet for you Adam .
Will yield an easy 5/8" or even possibly 3/4" bookmatch . It is 1 3/4" rough .
Can you resaw it ?
It was the second piece from the top of the one stack .
I took 1 look and that was all I needed .
End grain sealed at the cut .
Perfectly quartered all the way across .
I am setting a price of $230.00 per billet plus shipping .
thats a pretty piece of wood right there. pricey but brilliant
I can get 3 or 4 acoustic back sets from this billet .
You won't find wood like this at The Home Depot .
So Adam , your recent silence gives me the idea that you are no longer interested in this maple ?
If it is the price that scared you away , may I suggest that you inquire first before requesting something to be custom cut .
You see , I have this wood in a raw form and must process it from there .
As I posted before , this is not Home Depot wood and expecting Home Depot prices is totally unrealistic .
This is air dried , fully quartersawn curly maple with ambrosia in it . I waste roughly half of each wedge in order to obtain this type of premium quality .
What remains can often be used for binding and other small things , but it still takes a bit of time to do that and time is money . Basic business 101 .
It will be greatly appreciated if you were to contact me about the status of your request .
Thank you .
Thanks for your response .
both are for two special builds. they will be paired with these pieces of limba.
Hauled a 16ft ash board to the shop. It was pretty awesome. Luckily was only a block (and yes I had a red flag on the board).
Just received some gorgeous ambrosia silver maple from our very own Otterhound. I'm a few months out from learning how to build an acoustic, but I'm already excited to incorporate this set into a great guitar!
I joined the forum in the last day or two and saw this post about wood, so thought I'd chime in. I picked up about 35 bd. ft. of Canarywood, Purpleheart, Rosewood (not sure which at this point), and Jatoba last week. Some of this is quarter sawn. The large piece of Walnut came in last week, as well. I'll resaw it for sides and backs.
4 Canarywood, 2 Purpleheart, 3 Rosewood, 1 Jatoba
With a little Naphtha
2 7/8" x 22" x 34" Walnut
With a little Naphtha
Nice stuff difalkner! Where did you get the canary wood?
Also, I cut a few trees that might yield some interesting stuff. ...
Actually got all of it in town from a gentleman who has shut down his cabinet shop. He sold off the wood cheap - $2/board, regardless of size or type (except for this exotic wood). He said make an offer and I pointed out it's worth a lot more than what he was getting for Walnut, Mahogany, Maple, etc. so I offered him $8/board and he said come get it. I gave $80 for all of that (except the big block of Walnut). Then I went back the following week and bought another 60 board feet of 6/4 & 5/4 Walnut (mostly unsteamed), 3/4 Mahogany, 8/4 Maple, and 6/4 Poplar for $20. Ridiculous!
Just bought this out of impulse and I don't think I'll regret it!
Stew Mac is running a close out on ebony fret board blanks. $18 bucks each. I picked up a couple and will probably get a few more while they'er still available. Some brown streaks but these look pretty good.
Nice stack of Tele bodies you have there & what looks to be a cross bred Strat/Tele..
Is ebony getting hard to come by or SM just getting rid of rough blanks or what?.
I picked up one of the Macassar ebony blanks from SM. Heavy and rings like a bell compared to the 2 EI rosewood so blanks I got, not that I know what I'm doing. Really nice board, can't wait to use it.
They have sold out a few times, before I got a chance to order one and they restocked.
Good for you jkes01! I was happy with the blanks and the price.
Ordered two more in fact!
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