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 Post subject: Birdhouse project
PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:50 pm 
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I am building a soprano uke shaped birdhouse for a local small-town art event. I need a couple of pieces of wood, thicknessed, and am asking if anyone in the group has nasty looking but reasonable wood they want to sell.

I need a top and back, and sides. The top and back are 7" X 10" and could be in 2 pieces at 3-1/2" X 10". The sides are 2-1/2" X 13", and there are, of course, 2 of them.

Top and back should be about .10" or a little thicker, and the sides should be about .060"

I am thinking perhaps some maple, maybe with some defects in the top and back, but the sides should be good enough to bend.

Anybody have such scraps around?

Happy New Year

Ed


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 Post subject: Re: Birdhouse project
PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:22 pm 
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Ed, I have pieces of black walnut that are about 36" long x 2 1/2 to 3" wide. They're about 1/8", but i can put them through the thickness sander. They're yours if you want them.


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 Post subject: Re: Birdhouse project
PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:23 pm 
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I might be able to come up with some cherry as well.


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 Post subject: Re: Birdhouse project
PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:17 pm 
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Diane

Very generous - I can make a 3 piece top and back no problem. The walnut sounds like a winner. Perhaps thickness one of them to .060" and leave 2 more at the 1/8". I will PM my address - think about a tool that you need in exchange.

Ed


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