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Old 01-19-2008, 10:32 PM   #1
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My 85 year old uncle comes to visit me usually every Wednesday to either watch an old western with me or sit in the shop while I work on a project which he usually takes full credit for afterward.... He tells everyone he's the reason my Model A got finished and looks as good as it does... guess I'll keep him for a while.

Ayway he brought his son along the other day to see if I would let him use my scrollsaw to cut out a mobile he was making for his baby's room. I'm always up to get folks interested in working with wood, so I set him up in the shop, showed him some basics and went in with my uncle to watch a flick. After he was done and brought in the cutting to show me, he ask if I needed any wood for my project supply. I'm always up for more stock so I said yes. Not sure what he would bring me the next day, I was a little apprehensive it would really be scraps of plywood, etc. Turns out his buddy works for our local casket maker (starting to get the idea?). He brought me some scraps that the company usually just tossed out or employees took home to burn. I now have a stack of mahogony, walnut, ash, and some really nice maple his buddy had in his burn pile. Talk about an unexpected source for wood!
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I need to find me some type of source like that....

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Some people are just dying to get that kind of wood......sorry I couldnt help it.
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hahahaha, I'm dying to get some too.. hahahaha
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I buy my sander sealer from a friend who is a theatre designer and builder. He buys it from a friend of his who is a coffin maker. They would appear to be people worthy of knowing for scrollers, even when we are still live and kicking!!!

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Good for you Pop. It is always a thrill to find free wood.

I had the fortune Christmas of '06 of finding a sawmill in Indiana that had their scraps thrown in a pile for burning. The owner told me I could take all I wanted but had limited space in my van so I wasn't able to get all I wanted but did get quite a few pieces that are usable.
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