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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 -
001 - Scraps, 36 inches or so.JPG

002 - Scraps, 36 inches or so, two bins.JPG

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.
003 - Loaded in the truck.JPG

In the family room - no room in our shop, making a space in our drying room (daughter's old bedroom).
004 - In the family room.JPG

This is the pile we put in the drying room -
005 - In the drying room.JPG

End shot of the stack -
006 - Stacked.JPG

Overall shot -
007 - Stacked.JPG

4/4 Figured Mahogany, about 8" wide, 40+" long -
008 - Figured African Mahogany.JPG

Anyway, I guess cutting boards will occupy most of my time for a while.

Enjoy!
David
 

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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. :laugh2:
 

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cutting boards, bread boards, cheese boards oh my...... :)

A worthwhile drive on many levels David...
 
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Benefits of clean living, as my old boss used to say(one of the few expressions he had that could be shared in polite company)


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!

David
 
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