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sunnybob

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Does anyone have a few very small offcuts of a nice maple in their scrap bin?
I cant find any maple here, short of a 2" x 10" x 10 ft baulk of rough sawn plain, which would last me about 90 years at my current rate.
I've tried three major woodyards and they are out of stock.

I need enough for 5 drawer fronts on a bandsaw box. Pieces about 5" x 4" x 1/4". Plain would do, but figured or "pretty" would be nicer, but it needs to be as white as possible. If you have a thicker piece I can bandsaw it down to what I need.

Willing to pay for it and postage to a somerset address as my wife is going to visit family next week and could bring the pieces back in her luggage.
 

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I've got some you can have for the cost of postage. Send me a pm.

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1. Premium quality, heavily figured, Fiddleback Maple. It has a slightly pink cast. Flat sawn so prone to cupping. I used this a few months ago for a contemporary version of a "bonheur de jour", a ladies writing desk which the pink cast suited, a lot of it went into saw cut veneer so there's sure to be a few 6-8mm cores still in the workshop.

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2. Average to good quality Birdseye Maple. This has a deep honey colour (often the case with Birdseye). Again, flat sawn.

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3. Here's a wild card, some really exceptional, heavily rippled English Ash. Whiter than either of the Maples and sawn dead on the quarter so much more stable at 1/4" than the Maples.

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I'm pretty sure I can get out your dimensions in any of these from the off-cut pile. PM me if you want one and the shipping address you want it sent to.
 

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sunnybob

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Dont want a whole plank, my daughter has no way of cutting it and it would be a pig to get back on the plane.

promhandicam, thank you, I will ask custard, but youre not forgotten.

Custard, Pm sent
 
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