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    Default How much wood have you bought from here?

    After reading a thread about selling wood I realised that I have bought a lot of wood through the forums. I must have bought close to 10 m3 since 2003.

    If you still remember "the rejected grade timber packs" from the good old days. I bought 6 packs from 2 purchases. And then there was Greg who constantly left timber outside my house.

    How much have you bought?
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    I'd say most of my timber stash is from Forum related timber suppliers or members.

    It is easier for me and most of the time the person selling the timber is a known quality. Occasionally I'll take a punt on timber from a newer member and have not been disappointed.
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    I have never purchased timber through the forum for two reasons the main one is cost most of it is in the eastern sates well priced however I am in South Australiaand the freight prices kill off an advantage over purchasing locally

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    I've bought quite a bit from Greg, especially when I need something unusual. Bought a bit of camphor laurel that was advertised here, and have done a few swaps - sometimes not contemporary, i.e. I've given some away, and later on been given some.
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    Not enough.

    But hey, I'm new here

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    Quite a bit really. Not in the cubic metre range, but quite a bit. I’m always looking for unusual or figured material. If I can get multiples of 40x90x9 out of material then I am prolly interested for one of the products I make and sell.
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    I buy 100% of timber through forum members, small amounts of good quality is what i'm after so i am well catered for. As for volume i don't know but money wise would be quite a few $000's

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    Almost all from forum members, mostly Mapleman, and Dusteater probably a dozen purchases over the last couple of years.
    Mostly smaller packs, and very reasonably priced. I'm building up a nice stash of timber to practice with!
    Mapleman supplied me with a lot of nice Blackwood, Camphor Laurel and Mango to play with at great prices.

    And that's the thing, most sellers ask what they think is a reasonable price, if it isn't, the market says no, and they adjust. It isn't difficult, and it isn't greed.

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    I've bought wood multiple times from listings on this forum, and I have also bought wood from forum members that I have met in person as a direct result of getting in contact with them via these forums.

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    Well I got one of those legendary reject grade flooring packs years ago. I've used bits and pieces for all sorts of things but still have a huge stash under the house.

    I also got a free pallet of the flood damaged timber in 2011 and posted sometime back pics of the bench I'm still completing from it. It's problematic but I've learned a lot working with it, especially about movement.

    I've also bought quite a few second hand tools off forum members and other stuff. Very happy with all dealings, in fact some members are embarrassingly accommodating.

    I couldn't be bothered wading into an argument. If you don't like the itemthe price or anything else you can always keep your money in your pocket...
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    I can't remember, I've bought, sold & swapped timber with members over the last 14 years.

    Also bought, sold & swapped timber with club members, at WWW shows, & turning weekends.

    Maybe not as much as you Mr. Wong but a steady stream on & off over the years.

    The largest amount I've bought from one supplier would have been from Mapleman when he was up this way cutting up timber after cyclone Larry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff Rogers View Post
    I can't remember, I've bought, sold & swapped timber with members over the last 14 years.

    Also bought, sold & swapped timber with club members, at WWW shows, & turning weekends.

    Maybe not as much as you Mr. Wong but a steady stream on & off over the years.

    The largest amount I've bought from one supplier would have been from Mapleman when he was up this way cutting up timber after cyclone Larry.
    I trust you made some nice stuff out of it Cliff...memory has it there were some tasty table length boards in your haul...MM
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    Take note of what it says just under my name.

    I did get enough Qld Maple to make a dining table, also got some coffee table slabs & enough to make a couple of guitars.

    All of it is aging in the shed.

    I think the most that I have actually made is a bowl, the really thick block of maple has been cut to make a book matched Tele body.
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    Monster amounts. Absolute monster.

    3 cube in one go from Mapleman, One Billion pen blanks off him too!! ..... a truck and trailer load from DustEater on his way through PLUS about 10 massive boxes over the years, a HUGE pallet of blackwood from JohnG and an absolute HAUL from many Tassie members.

    I've been exceedingly happy with all - as its different.

    For boards I use the local places.

    BUT geeeezzz, I would love a saw and alaskan!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodPixel View Post
    Monster amounts. Absolute monster.

    3 cube in one go from Mapleman, One Billion pen blanks off him too!! ..... a truck and trailer load from DustEater on his way through PLUS about 10 massive boxes over the years, a HUGE pallet of blackwood from JohnG and an absolute HAUL from many Tassie members.
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