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post #1 of 12 Old 12-16-2011, 10:22 PM Thread Starter
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I suppose I should introduce myself before asking a bunch of newbie questions so here goes. I live in south Louisiana and recently had my kitchen completely redone. The guy who did it did a wonderful job, but was pretty slow. Took him about 2 months longer than he originally thought, so at my request, he threw in some walnut and cherry boards for me to make a couple of cutting boards with.

To make a long story short, the boards came out pretty good, in my humble opinion. The ended up costing me about what they would have had i just purchased them since I had to pick up a few minor tools to complete them. I really enjoyed making them, and since I have plenty of room in my garage for more woodworking equipment, I plan to expand my "shop". Right now, I have an old table saw, a fairly new 10" miter saw and some hand held sanders. Yes, I know, it's not much of a shop, but it's a work in progress. Hopefully there are some more knowledgeable people here who can guide me to a better shop and keep me from making some newbie mistakes.

I guess that's enough for an intro. Hi, from down south.
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post #2 of 12 Old 12-16-2011, 10:51 PM
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Welcome Itchy! I live in / have a shop in Gonzales... Where bouts are ya?

This is kinda cool, really... Seeing more and more coonass's here every week!

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I just moved to Sluphur. Grew up in big ole' Basile, then moved to Lake Charles for a few years and now I'm in Sulphur.
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post #4 of 12 Old 12-17-2011, 09:08 AM
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Ahh, 'Bah Zee Lay' eh?

Thats cool, I have a lot of family out in sulfer / lake charles area.

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Welcome to our Itchy Forum,Itchy Brother!

***For the record*** Ive made hundreds of guitar bodies,never put one together and cant play a note.
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Anyone named "Itchy" anything is welcome around here!
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Welcome Itchy fro Mississippi!
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post #9 of 12 Old 12-18-2011, 06:10 PM Thread Starter
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I seem to be having a hard time finding a place to get reasonably priced hardwood lumber in small quantities. Where do you usually get 50 board feet or less that doesn't cost $9.00 a bf? At that much, it's cheaper to hire a guy to build whatever I want than to do it myself.
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I seem to be having a hard time finding a place to get reasonably priced hardwood lumber in small quantities. Where do you usually get 50 board feet or less that doesn't cost $9.00 a bf? At that much, it's cheaper to hire a guy to build whatever I want than to do it myself.
I deal with Service Lumber in Baton Rouge, Acadian Cypress & Hardwood in Hammond, and Laurel Ridge Saw mill 5 min from my shop in Gonzales.

They all have decent prices but for Cypress Laurel Ridge can't be beat.

I have no dealings with anyone out your way, I'd suggest you contact a local cabinet shop and ask who they deal with.

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I never though to ask local cabinet shops. I guess I will have to make a few calls. Thanks
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Welcome from Texas !!!

Welcome to the forum.

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