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I want to trade some of my Blackwalnut...

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I want to trade some of my blackwalnut for some curly maple or light colored hard wood So I can make an end grain cutting board..

I live in Texas..... Thanks

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Yea but just want to trade some of my wood so I wont be out of pocket.. If you know what I mean...

Thanks for the suggestion though.. I still might look in the area (Houston/Dallas).

To see what my options are... :D:D:D

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I live in Mn. but I do have a lot of Black Walnut I could trade for your Black Walnut :P Seriously though that is the best way to do things, I have a good friend that we do that back and forth all the time.

Nate

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I live in Dallas and I've got a pretty good size chunk of 8/4 Rock Maple, 6" wide, probably 4-5' long. I get my lumber at Brazos Forest Products in Grand Prairie. I think the Rock maple was 4.70/bf. Purpleheart runs 4.85/bf, soft maple's about 2.80/bf, so their prices are fantastic. Last time I was there, they threw in some 8" wide soft maple because it was a bit crooked , but it works for me for some small boxes. The only problem is that there's no Saturday hours and they're only open 'til 5:00 during the week. But they have SA and Austin stores too.

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I live in Dallas and I've got a pretty good size chunk of 8/4 Rock Maple, 6" wide, probably 4-5' long. I get my lumber at Brazos Forest Products in Grand Prairie. I think the Rock maple was 4.70/bf. Purpleheart runs 4.85/bf, soft maple's about 2.80/bf, so their prices are fantastic. Last time I was there, they threw in some 8" wide soft maple because it was a bit crooked , but it works for me for some small boxes. The only problem is that there's no Saturday hours and they're only open 'til 5:00 during the week. But they have SA and Austin stores too.

Hey Rob, how are they in comparison to Wood World or Austin Hardwoods price and selectionwise? I tend to mostly just run to Wood World since its closer to where I live and I don't generally pick up a ton, but always interested in the alternatives.

Ronnie, I live in Frisco and have some 8/4 curly maple but I'm going to be out of town until the week of Christmas.

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I have both 8/4 hard maple and 8/4 pecan. I would trade some for some of your walnut.

I'm in Bryan/College Station.

So my question is what does 8/4 mean??

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Hey Rob, how are they in comparison to Wood World or Austin Hardwoods price and selectionwise? I tend to mostly just run to Wood World since its closer to where I live and I don't generally pick up a ton, but always interested in the alternatives.

Ronnie, I live in Frisco and have some 8/4 curly maple but I'm going to be out of town until the week of Christmas.

Exscuse me of my ignorence but I am not sure what 8/4 means.....

sorry...

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Sorry it took me so long to reply I was looking for my post and could not find it on general wood working.

I guess Mark must have moved it. And that's OK. I just didn't know where it was...

But I will definitely trade some of my Blackwalnut..

The company I work for gave it to me.. Just so every one knows it has not been squared up, or plained for that matter..

But I have 8-10 foot boards and totally dried. It set up in a shed/building for over for a year and a half or so...

But they are very wide boards. Thanx.....

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Usually 8/4 means it is 8 quarters of an inch thick, so 2" thick.

So if thats the case then I have 8/4 too except it is real wide....

Some close to 12in wide....

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8/4 means 2 inches thick.

Lumber is commonly sold in quarter inch increments of thickness, written as something / 4 . So, 4/4 is one inch, 6/4 is an inch and a half, 8/4 is two inches, etc.

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Hey Rob, how are they in comparison to Wood World or Austin Hardwoods price and selectionwise? I tend to mostly just run to Wood World since its closer to where I live and I don't generally pick up a ton, but always interested in the alternatives.

Ronnie, I live in Frisco and have some 8/4 curly maple but I'm going to be out of town until the week of Christmas.

I've never been to Austin Hardwoods, but the prices at Brazos are about 60% of Wood World's, and the selections better. They keep big pallets of Red and White oak, maple and poplar right in front, so there's always a lot to choose from.

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So if thats the case then I have 8/4 too except it is real wide....

Some close to 12in wide....

Sounds like nice wood - how much do you have and what are you looking to get for it?

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Sorry it takes me so long to respond, just busy working is all...

I have about 20 pieces some 10' long some 8' foot long.

And most of them are 10-12in wide. There is a few that are 6-8in in wide..

What I am looking for is some maple.. Just a few 8' boards is all, So I can make some end grain cutting boards..

But I am willing to part with more than just a few. But not to sell only to trade, for other spieces of wood..

I want a variaty of wood... Here is a picture of a walnut board I plained and urithained...

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If you're just looking for end grain cutting boards you'd probably not want to waste some nice curly maple on it. Regular hard maple would be stuff for ya.

That's some nice looking walnut btw, unfortunately I don't have any regular hard maple in my lumber bin at the moment. Whereabouts in Texas are you? Maple's generally pretty cheap so it may just be as easy to pop into a lumber dealer and pick up what you're looking for. Though that walnut looks pretty nice and I'd be happy to work out a trade or buy a few boards if you're not too far away.

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I've never been to Austin Hardwoods, but the prices at Brazos are about 60% of Wood World's, and the selections better. They keep big pallets of Red and White oak, maple and poplar right in front, so there's always a lot to choose from.

Sweet! Well I know where I'm going when I get back in town!

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If you're just looking for end grain cutting boards you'd probably not want to waste some nice curly maple on it. Regular hard maple would be stuff for ya.

That's some nice looking walnut btw, unfortunately I don't have any regular hard maple in my lumber bin at the moment. Whereabouts in Texas are you? Maple's generally pretty cheap so it may just be as easy to pop into a lumber dealer and pick up what you're looking for. Though that walnut looks pretty nice and I'd be happy to work out a trade or buy a few boards if you're not too far away.

i agree with mr. pants your not going to see the curly on end gain, only on perimiter so if you want curly showing you'll only need enough for your perimiter pieces. save the curly for long grain work.

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i agree with mr. pants your not going to see the curly on end gain, only on perimiter so if you want curly showing you'll only need enough for your perimiter pieces. save the curly for long grain work.

Any kind of maple will do. It dont have to be curly. Just thought thats what they called it.

Thanks for the insight though.... :):):)

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