WTB Birdseye Maple pieces

David Turner

David
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I am building four dovetail saws as gifts and would like to have four pieces 5” wide X 6” long. x 1” thick. Advise if you have some Birdseye.
 

ScottM

Scott
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David if no one comes forward I have purchased lots of short pieces of various woods from The Hardwood Store. Might be a good Plan B.
 

Phil S

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Phil Soper
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I have some nice curly maple you can have. It is 2S but only .960 thick
 

Robert166

robert166
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Perhaps a bit off subject, but I was searching for some birdseye maple about 6 months ago. Was in Pennsylvania and stopped in a very nice hardwood lumber yard and they had some. The price? WOW! Close to 20 bucks a bf. I left without it.
 

KenOfCary

Ken
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This guy sometimes has some, but right now it looks like he only has Curly Maple. The quality is as advertised but he is not cheap though.

 

Matt Furjanic

Matt
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Perhaps a bit off subject, but I was searching for some birdseye maple about 6 months ago. Was in Pennsylvania and stopped in a very nice hardwood lumber yard and they had some. The price? WOW! Close to 20 bucks a bf. I left without it.
Depends on how populated the birds eyes are? If highly populated, you probably passed up a good deal. I pay $30 a bf for it if the birdseyes are dense.
 

Robert166

robert166
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Depends on how populated the birds eyes are? If highly populated, you probably passed up a good deal. I pay $30 a bf for it if the birdseyes are dense.
I am going back next week, if they have some I could pick some up for you. I could have been wrong on the price, maybe, I am old. lol
 

Jclrk

Jclrk
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I have some spalted maple crotch pieces near charlotte 1.75 to 2.25in thick 26 to36 in wide appx 6 ft if interested air dried moisture 10 to 12%
 

David Turner

David
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Are you going to post pics of the saws? Would like to see them or some that you have made.
Not much to look at now. Just a saw plate with punched teeth, a brass back that is unpolished, and some saw nuts. The handle is what sets them apart from each other and since these are gifts for fellow woodworkers, I want something really special. I will keep looking.
 

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