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    • When to call a yard on defect boards
      By Pwk5017 · Posted
      All fair comments, thanks for the responses. I haven't worked out the percentages on that particular board, but it really is just a turd sandwich. I don't want to see bug damage on any board from a respected supplier. Throw that crap out, don't send it to me. I might take the time to measure that specific board, but it cost about $30 with very little usable material in there. Perhaps I should have just turned the post into a gripe about the cost of walnut versus the quality of the boards. I'm buying FAS cherry and hard maple for 20% less than 1com walnut. And the 1com freaking blows. 1com maple and cherry would be ten times better than their walnut counterpart.  Eric, since you work for a yard and are clearly in their camp, when does a customer begin to "matter" to a yard. I actually know that I'm barely a blip on these guy's radar, but quite a few people were outraged by how much I spent versus my perceived value of the product received. What is the point that a customer begins to get more favorable board selection and pricing? I am pricing up a potential job, and i asked for a quote of 500-600 bdft of a species. Somehow buying 500 foot of a species versus 200 foot of a species resulted in a drastic reduction in price per bdft. If I had the ability to store it, I would clearly benefit from ordering 500' of one species at once. Is that the general rule of thumb with most yards?   Patrick
    • Bocote Box
      By K COOPER · Posted
      I've done both. Using the router really makes the pucker way up there for me, but when done right, it sure makes the depth so much more uniform! Almost ready for the finish?
    • Bocote Box
      By davewyo · Posted
      I used mostly a router and then chiseled out the corners, very very much like Marc's video episode #123 (that's where I learned it). Thanks Marc.
    • Bosch 1590EVSL vs. 1591EVSK vs. ???
      By K COOPER · Posted
      I too would like a good recommendation as others talk about breaking down their boards with a jig saw and I use a circ saw. I've tried a jig saw but don't know if it's the saw or the blades I use 
    • Chisel rack?
      By franklin pug · Posted
      He said something along the lines that he was wanting to replace his chisel rack for while, and felt that the one in the magazine was a good fit.  Then he dogeared a page in the magazine and said he would get to it sometime soon .
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