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Topic: New Project Ideas
Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2019 10:53:17 AM
Just a heads up for any woodshop teachers. We have a bunch of cool odds and ends around the yard - some exotic, some domestic.

Let me know if you're interested in any donations. Our yard is in Fontana, California. You'd be responsible for pickup or arranging pickup but we'd provide the wood at no charge.

If you'd like more info on what's available, please shoot me a message here.


Where the Good Mahogany?
Topic: woods used in class
Posted: Wednesday, September 2, 2009 8:24:44 PM
Thank you for all of your feedback.

Our warehouse/planing mill is in Fontana. It's a wholesale operation, not walk-in friendly but I'd gladly meet you on-site if you call ahead.

For example, we have 4/4 frame-grade soft maple coming in mid-Sept that would run $.75/BF after surfacing and straightlining. FOB Fontana,CA. We've also brought in the same grade in cherry & birch. Frame is a low-grade, you'd probably want to see it or pictures of it before deciding whether it makes sense for your project.

Things like stained or short length african mahogany would run about $2.50/BF S2S SL1E.

We occasionally have material left over from projects that we cannot do anything with. If you're in the S California area and have a truck that can accept pallets/barrels of cut-offs by forklift, let me know and I'll keep you posted when something becomes available.

Topic: woods used in class
Posted: Friday, August 28, 2009 2:21:55 AM
Let me preface this by disclosing that I'm not a woodworking teacher, I own a hardwood company in Southern California.

I had an idea to offer short length/off grade exotics and/or higher-end domestic woods to local shop classes as an alternative to what is normally purchased for class use (1x12 #2Pine, 4/4 red oak,etc). Most of the stock is not suitable for high-volume production, hence the price discount. The species and items available would not necessarily be consistent because these "outs" are not generated on purpose.

From a teacher's perspective, would this interest you or would it be more trouble than it's worth? Please let me know what you think.

Thank You,


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