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    Cherry gloat

    I wanted 5/4 cherry for the trestle table my wife wants. My usual supplier, New England Forest Products, only had 4/4 and 6/4 available. I want the top to be about 1-1/8" thick so 4/4 would finish out to thin and 6/4 would waste $ by planing off too much wood. I found 5/4 FAS rough cherry at a place that I've heard of but never been to but their price was over $6.50bf. I was coming back from Woodcraft they were pretty close by so figured I'd stop by and check them out. Maybe I could get a discount on 100bf. I was having an anxiety attack figuring I was going to spend around $650.00 in wood
    The place was amazing. Every kind of lumber you could think of. Plus, they were having a sale on cherry.... 40% off .... I ended up paying $3.87bf for just about 100 bf of 5/4.

    Totally made my day . Great people and service too. Highland Hardwoods just earned themselves a new customer.

    Chuck, You must of known about these folks, how come you kept it a secret
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    Nice score Bob! Cherry has become one of my favorite woods, going to start the bedroom furniture in the spring which will be from cherry.
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    You are a better man than me, Bob. All the 5/4 skip-planed hardwood that I buy is about 1-3/16". After flattening and finish hand planing in my shop, I would be hard pressed to maintain a thickness greater than 1-1/16"
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    Good for you, Bob! I worked with Cherry a little recently for the first time, and now I know why everyone raves about it. Have fun!
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    Nicely done Bob.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Satko View Post
    You are a better man than me, Bob. All the 5/4 skip-planed hardwood that I buy is about 1-3/16". After flattening and finish hand planing in my shop, I would be hard pressed to maintain a thickness greater than 1-1/16"
    This is all between 1-5/16 & 1-3/8" Bill
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    Great score Bob. 40% off is a good deal!
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    good deal bob
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Gibson View Post
    Chuck, You must of known about these folks, how come you kept it a secret
    Cause Goose bay is 4 times better
    It could be worse You could be on fire.
    Stupid hurts.

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