Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Baxter, Tennessee
I started by gluing up blanks. It's all I knew to do. Then I gradually found sources for thicker lumber when I wanted to do table legs and such. You may have to call around to find places that sell 2x2, 3x3, 4x4 etc. It's hard to find anything thicker than 3 1/2x 3 1/2. You really have to search for those.
What I do now is cut up logs. I cut the log down to a size that will fit my bandsaw and about 24 to 36" long. I try to see how many square blanks I can get out of it. I start with 4x4 then I'll cut some 3x3, 2x2, 1 1/2x 1 1/2 and even 1x1. I seal the ends with wax that I melt in an old electric skillet. I put these on the floor of the shop under some shelves. It takes a while for these to dry but after doing this for a few years I'm starting to get a pretty good stash of dry blanks.