Re: [medievalsawdust] Need wood
- Thanks Iain appreciate the leads. You wrote that you've enjoyed the L.L. Johnson shop after seeing their website, I can see why!!! Heck, I just saw it on the internet and I'M enjoying the heck out of it.Just out of curiosity, any chance you're going to be at Golden Seamstress this weekend? I'm going to be in Cincinnati but m'Lady will be in Detroit. It might be an easy (and short) trip? [I.e., I'm inclined to take you up on your offer please don't make a special effort because the need isn't critical yet but if you were planning on being there it could be a good connection and I'll send you a list of what I'm looking for ]Thanks for the leads and the offer of assistanceYour most obdn't servant -Charles
- Hmmm ... I have to teach some melee stuff at another local event (Fight
for Fenris in Owosso), but I can pick stuff up Friday during the day,
head over and help set up for Fenris in Owosso and then wander over to
Seamstress afterwards to drop off stuff. Is your lady wife on one of
the teams? If she is, since it's an "all nighter", I drive over and
drop stuff off. Let me know if you're still interested and we can make
THL Sgt. Iain Ruadh
Pentamere Region, Midrealm
"His troops would follow him anywhere ...
but only out of curiosity!"
- Yep, Kate will be on the "Silver Thimble South" team. [By the way 'Seamstress' is a cool event, I went up there last year with the team as 'support staff'. It would be a hoot assuming that we could find a place with enough electricity for all the power tools to do something along these lines with woodworking TOTALLY IMPRACTICAL but man would it be fun hummm on the other hand, power tools, pointy objects and 20+ straight hours of working over them maybe this isn't such a hot idea .]What I'm looking for is some turning blocks in soft maple and alder. Diameters between 4" and 5" are desirable many of the examples of the cups I've seen seem to run around 4.5" O.D. but, as we all know, standards weren't all that standard so there's some play room here. (if blocks.. a minimum length of, say 5" or so ) I could use total of about 3 linear feet of maple and about the same of alder. As there are a variety of cup designs there is a fair degree of flexibility between the two diameters. Cured wood is preferable (saves steps) but green would do in a pinch no heartwood (actually, pieces that look like they were taken from a roundwood half would be cool but I'm not THAT picky ).I am much in your debt sir the biggest desire to acquire this wood isn't for my own project (although I'm planning on turning out a few for my own use) but for for a fellow Scadian here that I'm teaching the art of turning to he is holding an archery competition at our upcoming Spring event in April (?) and wants to turn a couple of period cups (documentable) to give as prizes unfortunately, as I noted in my previous letter, the local stores around here while normally pretty fair, are a little short in this department at the moment and don't seem overly encouraging about improvements any time soonYour most obdn't servant -Chas.