Cherry and slab wood


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I have three suppliers available. The farthest away will bring me out a pallet of boards in the thickness and width of my choice, within reason. The one closest and most expensive, have the widths, pre-stacked, with the lengths marked on the ends. He also has the best selection and is getting into slabs big time with astronomical prices. 

Now, what will your shopping spree produce? 

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Well @Coop it’s mostly because I was almost out of wood of any kind, there will be 2 of those folding children’s chairs for gifts, cutting boards and sputles, M&M dispensers for a craft fair my daughter talked me into doing, not excited about doing that but I promised her I would, no interest in slab work at this time, making a trip to Milwaukee next month to visit our son and will meet with his supplier and maybe bring home more 

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Nice... I was just in my personal slab yard and realized last night i have WAY too much wood and am not allowed to buy any more. So shame on you for tempting me... :D That's some nice looking cherry.

I'll be the dissenting opinion though. Some times wide boards are as much a hindrance as they are a benefit. I don't find myself needing over 8-10" wide boards in 4//4 thickness. It always hurts ripping 1.5" wide stiles out of a 12"+ wide board. The rift sawn grain on the edges is usually what I'm going for and my tops are usually thicker.

Now if that was a 14" wide 8/4 board I'd be on that like a fat kid on a cake.

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On 9/2/2021 at 8:31 AM, Chestnut said:

I'll be the dissenting opinion though. Some times wide boards are as much a hindrance as they are a benefit.

Your not alone in this thinking.  You have to be careful and aware of your cut list or it can end up being a bit wasteful.

But no doubt, they are fun to look at.

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On 9/2/2021 at 6:02 PM, Chet said:

Your not alone in this thinking.  You have to be careful and aware of your cut list or it can end up being a bit wasteful.

But no doubt, they are fun to look at.

Yeah, but if you stash the exceptional ones for a few years, you'll have a collection, worth more than money.

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