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A friend who lives a couple of hours from us sent an email Wednesday asking if I wanted his Walnut, Maple, and Mahogany scraps for cutting boards. He builds very nice custom furniture and guitars, about 55 so far. Anyway, he said if I didn't want the scraps they would go in his burn pile. I haven't seen him in 6 months or so and wouldn't mind the drive but since I had a ton to do today I asked if he could give me an idea of the amount of scraps he was talking about. He sent some photos and said most were 4/4 36" or so but would be great for what I'm doing. We figured, why not, our stuff will wait and Sandy and I would enjoy the drive.

These are the photos he sent and said I could thin out the two bins inside his wood storage building (his wood storage building is probably 20' x 50', his shop must be 3,000 sq. ft, maybe more, climate controlled, and with a finishing room he can drive his van into for loading furniture - finishing room is also climate controlled - all of this at his house)

Scraps -
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In the truck when we got home - they multiplied! He helped me clean out both bins, insisted it was all going to be burned. Substantially longer than 36", I'd say. Also, about 20% of this is 8/4 Mahogany and Walnut, some 6/4. Didn't see a knot, absolutely nail/fastener free, and only a couple of pieces with splits. No idea how many cutting boards this will make.
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In the family room - no room in our shop, making a space in our drying room (daughter's old bedroom).
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This is the pile we put in the drying room -
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End shot of the stack -
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Overall shot -
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4/4 Figured Mahogany, about 8" wide, 40+" long -
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Anyway, I guess cutting boards will occupy most of my time for a while.

Enjoy!
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David you have all the luck. That is some nice lumber. That must be where the You Tubers get all their scrap. You know they build everything out of scrap.
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cutting boards, bread boards, cheese boards oh my......

A worthwhile drive on many levels David...
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That figure mahogany would make an excellent telecaster guitar top. Hint Hint.
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I admit I might have a tinge of envy, but at least I am consoled with the knowledge that there will be some great videos soon

Awesome score, glad it didn't go to the burn pile

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That figure mahogany would make an excellent telecaster guitar top. Hint Hint.
Probably so, Mark, but it's got s split on the other side. It'll probably be good for boxes, bookmatched music stand, etc. It is purty, though!

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Congrats on the wood score!!!
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Excellent opportunity and we are looking forward to your project update.

Keep calm and carry on.
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