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I am a banker, I have always wanted to work outside building but got wound up in the financial industry. Got into welding at first but got too expensive and heavy... decided to get into woodworking... just to find out that its even more expensive...

and more complicated, harder, late nights, cold sweats and unable to throw a fit and bang the piece against the wall due to an uneven cut, cutting the wrong size, planing it too much, not being able to get a straight edge GETTING A CHIP on the end of an expensive piece...

Everytime I walk into my local lumber the guy has this smirk on his face kinda saying you are about to be butt rpd with the sky high prices...

So I walk straight to the pine, look back and smile...

I can hardly call myself a woodworker just yet but I have learned to appreciate wood a little better....

BTW anybody from San Antonio that can tell me where I can get good priced wood..

or anybody know where I can get good price online?
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I am a banker, I have always wanted to work outside building but got wound up in the financial industry. Got into welding at first but got too expensive and heavy... decided to get into woodworking... just to find out that its even more expensive...

and more complicated, harder, late nights, cold sweats and unable to throw a fit and bang the piece against the wall due to an uneven cut, cutting the wrong size, planing it too much, not being able to get a straight edge GETTING A CHIP on the end of an expensive piece...

Everytime I walk into my local lumber the guy has this smirk on his face kinda saying you are about to be butt rpd with the sky high prices...

So I walk straight to the pine, look back and smile...

I can hardly call myself a woodworker just yet but I have learned to appreciate wood a little better....

BTW anybody from San Antonio that can tell me where I can get good priced wood..

or anybody know where I can get good price online?
oh this is the best post I have read all day.. This should be saved somewhere special.. i think that we all feel your pain at time. one thing for sure is if the wood pisses you off enough you can light it on fire. where as metal you cannot..
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I am a banker, I have always wanted to work outside building but got wound up in the financial industry. Got into welding at first but got too expensive and heavy... decided to get into woodworking... just to find out that its even more expensive...

and more complicated, harder, late nights, cold sweats and unable to throw a fit and bang the piece against the wall due to an uneven cut, cutting the wrong size, planing it too much, not being able to get a straight edge GETTING A CHIP on the end of an expensive piece...

Everytime I walk into my local lumber the guy has this smirk on his face kinda saying you are about to be butt rpd with the sky high prices...

So I walk straight to the pine, look back and smile...

I can hardly call myself a woodworker just yet but I have learned to appreciate wood a little better....

BTW anybody from San Antonio that can tell me where I can get good priced wood..

or anybody know where I can get good price online?
Industrial parks out back is a good place to look for random wood to use. I have found oak, teak, maple, and pine you can do quite a bit, just have to be careful on stray metal in it. This crown molding i made with my tablesaw and router from a 10' 3x3 of pine as a trial on some 10' 3x4 oak beams I have.

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Industrial parks out back is a good place to look for random wood to use. I have found oak, teak, maple, and pine you can do quite a bit, just have to be careful on stray metal in it. This crown molding i made with my tablesaw and router from a 10' 3x3 of pine as a trial on some 10' 3x4 oak beams I have.

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Thanks for the info, ! Will def look around better than walking out the local hardwood store with a 20.00 dollar 5 inch blank.
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