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..and it is in Jefferson, OR.
Northwest Timber - Quilted & Curly Maple, Claro Walnut, Myrtle, Figured Lumber, Hardwoods & Wood

The weird thing is I visit Jefferson at least once a year. Hometown of my wife Mary Jo and her mother still lives there.
Gary (compressor guy) clued me into the fact that it exists.

I went and visited yesterday. Spent an hour and half looking at the best wood I've ever seen.
They specialize in about 5 or so wood types, they mill the wood and age it. All the wood is available for purchase online. Great pictures.

Not one piece of wood on the shelves had a knot or a crack. If you plan it right there would be no waste due to defects. Many of their pieces are book matched.

Take a look through their gallery of photos. Many guitars but no drums!!

Hers's a taste: Northwest Timber Curly Maple & Hardwood Figuring

I get to visit every year from now on..

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Ralph- On Vacation?

If you are going further south... If at all possible to sidetrack through Myrtle Point Oregon... There are Two churches there... Not implying you need any moral support, but...

The Cathaolic church there is completely made out of Myrtlewood. The finished wood inside would make you drool. The other old church, was a church, and later turned it into the Logging museum. It is a "geodome." The first time I was in there (when it was turned into a museum), I turned around to see who was talking behind me... and it was someone talking to their wife across the building!!! The acoustics in there are amazing!

Of course that would be a bit out-of-the-way. Myrtle Point is between Roseburg and Coosbay...

On one of your times through Oly, we're going to have to have coffee.

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Looks like they have some beautiful wood there Ralph. It would be fairly handy if I still lived in Portland.

Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.
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Looks like they have some beautiful wood there Ralph. It would be fairly handy if I still lived in Portland.
They ship world wide. A package to Australia was already to go when I was there.

The pictures are quite good for the online buying

The piece I selected was this one. Curly Walnut.
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There's certainly nothing wrong with your taste in wood Ralph.

Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.
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Several months ago I contacted a place in Indiana (about 75 miles from here) that had 500' for curley maple for $6.00 a board foot. The boards were from 10 to 15" wide by 14' long. I got 200 board feet. It was the prettiest maple I had seen and the price was right. I got it from Tiny Timbers located in Deputy, Indiana. Malcolm / Kentucky USA
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http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=bbgf77Ov32Y

I made this short video at Northwest Timber.
The shelve units are 6 feet wide and 6 shelves each.
First Maple and then walnut. Any wood taped together would be book matched.
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