Yeah, the only reason it's 2bf is because it's a return and just taking up space in their storage area. My buddy wants to get quite a bit of that hickory stack even though he's never worked with it, I'll probably just grab 10 or so boards just because it's so cheap. I'll see what it's like to work with and if I don't care for it, I'll see if he wants to buy it from me and add it to his pile. The maple board sizes are cuts for cabinet doors. But I can trim off the worked areas and get some good stuff for boxes and little benches and whatnot. Kinda perfect for what I'm doing right now actually. Online has actually been my plan for the last couple weeks.
I've found myself on their site more and more over the last couple weeks. Cherry seems like the one I've got my heart set on but also their Maple(red leaf) and White Ash are good prices. That site is pretty cool, I like that you can buy blanks and hand-pick a board or two if they've got it in stock. Those 3x3x24 blanks are perfect for this bench design I've got going. Ash and Maple are $15 and $13 a pop with Cherry at $26. Not bad, really. IMO.
Unless I messed up the math, I was looking last night and a Red Oak 1x4x96($16.78) from Lowes is ~$6.29bdft and a 1x6x96($32.48) is $8.12bdft. I'm just now, getting into actually pricing things and that's just crazy high.
I feel like an idiot for pissing away a bunch of Christmas gift cards and some out of pocket money on this sad collection earlier this year. I've just been sitting on it waiting for an idea to build something "good" out of it because it cost so much when really, it's nothing special. /shrug You learn, lol.
I am in the process of building my first table. It will be made from reclaimed barn wood and 4x4 for the legs. I just picked up a Festool domino 500 on Craigslist will these dominos be strong enough for my apron and legs? The depth seems shallow but I was going to do a double tenon. I can't afford the Domino XL which I wanted and found the 500 for 600$ so grabbed it up. Any help is greatly appreciated!!!
Just to throw one more thing out, did you orientate the grain of the splines so it ran across the miter rather than in the direction of the miter? If the splines were put in with their grain running the same direction as the line in the miter joint, expansion of the splines might pull apart a weak glue joint.
Those look real nice Shaney,that tool makes a nice round Dowel.
I use a LN dowel plate so the dowels I make are only good for drawbore joints.Mine always come out wormy looking since I have to start with a rived wood.