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I found wood heaven.

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by I_build_my_own, May 31, 2013.

  1. I_build_my_own

    I_build_my_own Friend of Leo's

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    I was looking for the body wood of my "4th of Julycaster" and stepped into this lumber yard by accident. Check out this board and note the small strat body.
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    Spalted maple board (in the middle)
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    Mahogany bin...
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    Some future fretboards...
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  2. Teleholder

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    Holy Mother McCree...! Where is this place?
     
  3. photondev

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    Very nice, is this in NY state?
     
  4. nickhofen

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    No way????? how could someone build a so small stratocaster?:lol::lol::lol:

    Nice discovery Helmut, did you buy anything?
     
  5. I_build_my_own

    I_build_my_own Friend of Leo's

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    Yes it is New York state. Not sure if I violate the commercial rules if put the address here. PM me...
     
  6. I_build_my_own

    I_build_my_own Friend of Leo's

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    Geeze Nick, only you would figure it out that quickly that the strat body has the size of a thumbnail. :lol:

    Yes, bought 2 "shorts" of ~2 inch poplar. Check out the pic with the thumbnail strat :lol:
     

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  7. grinchmonkey

    grinchmonkey Tele-Meister Ad Free Member

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    Wow, that's quite a tree.
     
  8. Mbechmann

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    Holy smoke.... When I looked at the thread, I saw the TOP of the picture. My thought: Nice wood, will make a good guitar." Than I scrolled down. Than my second thought. Holy smoke, that will make some sweet 1000 guitars :) Awesome score.
     
  9. I_build_my_own

    I_build_my_own Friend of Leo's

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    that "tree" is still to have. I would not be able to sneak this in at home. I think it would be discovered sooner or later :lol:
     
  10. Glen Smith

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    I'll store it for you.:D
     
  11. Greg M

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    Man! I'm in Virginia. Wonder how much the shipping would be on that piece? :p

    Just out of curiosity, did you ask how much that board costs?
     
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    +1! Color me curious... Too high for me, I'm sure.

    By the way, what species is the big momma?
     
  13. I_build_my_own

    I_build_my_own Friend of Leo's

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    Nope didn't ask - it felt out of reach for me. Next time I go there I will find out for you.
     
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    Just go here, they specialize in slabs like those and are local so you wouldn't have to ship at all.
     
  15. nickhofen

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    Nice.;)
     
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    :eek: Holy....!

    I'm lucky if I can get board big enough for a 1 piece body, that one's enough for 15!
     
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    When I saw the title of your thread, I was thinking "special" internet sites :eek: :oops:, but this is some seriously nice, er, wood...come on, you know what I mean ;) Looks like a seriously amazing place. Even if I lived locally though, I'd still have to have that big slab shipped. Can't think of anything big enough to get it in/on.

    john
     
  18. bmabe

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    Over the years I have bought a wide variety of quality wood from this establishment (recognizing the bins ^^^) including oak, maple, walnut, butternut and exotics - cocobolo, lignum vitae, holly and Honduras mahogany. I have a beautifully figured piece of mahogany 3/8" thick x 16"w x >5' long from 25 years ago and a stashed 7/4 x 9"w x 80"l that I'm saving until I can get the courage to make an homage to the Turner Model 1.

    The nice thing is they let you go through the bins, looking for the perfect piece....as long as you neatly replace the rejects.
     
  19. I_build_my_own

    I_build_my_own Friend of Leo's

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    Correct, I found it unbelievable that they didn'd say "no" to taking pictures or if I could walk around the yard. Very nice people indeed.
     
  20. Greg M

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    I was kidding about shipping that big old board my way of course. UPS doesn't have a truck that big :D.

    And btw, nothing is "local" to me, I live in the sticks (about an 8 hr drive to Exotic Lumber ;)). I have bought from them before though, and they have some great stuff.
     
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