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Thread: What do you pay for Hard Maple.....??

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    What do you pay for Hard Maple.....??

    Actually I'm sort of afraid to ask, but ask I will.

    I got this nice stack of Hard Maple.........

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    Most of it is about 6.6 cm thick (2.6") it was as thick as they had. The two long pieces are 2.7 meters long (106").

    What did I pay......??

    About $9.35 US per board foot....... not cheap eh?
    That stack there on the table is worth about $370 US

    Oh yeah, the Hard Maple all comes from Canada too!

    Remember, the walnut was really expensive, I paid $15.70 US a board foot for that stuff.

    They did toss in a couple of nice 8cm square piece of beech and I got this NICE big chuck of Tamo (Japanese Ash) for about $15.........

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    I've already cut up the two off cuts of Maple and turned a little snowman...........

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    ....... boy does this Maple turn smooth, I'm going to like this stuff for sure!

    Cheers!
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    2.65 about 5-6 months ago....
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    Anywhere from about $8.00 to about $12.00 per board foot, depending on the figure and thickness. Thick stuff like you have would cost a premium price. Keep in mind, those are small quantity retail prices (Rockler or similar). Part of why I slowed down on making cutting boards was the fact that the materials alone for a 18" x 24" maple board cost north of $100.
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    For a while I was able to get plenty from work that was discarded bumper boards, but the last time I priced it out from my rough sawn supplier it was in the $2.50-$2.75 range. Dense curly was only $4

    Maple grows like dandelions around here...hard to image paying big bucks for it.

    Project cost: glue and screws, poly, sandpaper, pegs...
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    I stocked up last spring for some very good maple at $4.00 (Canadian) a board foot.
    Last edited by Frank Pellow; 10-29-2007 at 12:11 PM.
    Cheers, Frank

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    bout 3.10 surfaced both sides and straightlined one side

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    OK nice to know that you guys pay premium for the thick stuff too.

    For 8/4 or 9/4 stock what would you be paying?

    I'd pay a fair bit less for 4/4 or even 5/4 but for me, in the turnings I'm wanting to do, that is too thin.

    Just curious is all, I know I'm going to pay a LOT more for it but I was just wondering HOW much more

    I have entertained the idea of getting together a few guys here, and importing a short container of hardwood........ so it would really depend on what prices I'd pay for the wood over there, as the shipping for a short container from the West coast of North America to Japan is about $700......

    Cheers!
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    Stu, 8/4 would cost me more. I paid $4.00 a board foot for 4/4 but it would cost me $6.50 for 8/4.
    Cheers, Frank

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    Thanks Frank, so I'm only about 30% more than you are, not too bad, considering where I am, and that the wood originated where you are.........

    Cheers!
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    William Arthur Ward

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    i can check current pricing in an hour or so stu? i`m guessin` 4-5$ for fat wood here in the sticks....delivered to my door.
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