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    beginner wood hunt in the quad cities area

    Hi everybody! New guy on the block here. I've fired a couple of emails to Jeff N, but dont know another soul. I live in the desert (albuquerque, NM) and all decent wood I know of is not cheap.
    I will be in the quad cities area on July 17th (sat) weekend. I would love to buy a couple of nice chunks of wood at a fair rate. Not a lot because we're flying.
    If you are willing to assist, I'd be grateful for a really long time. I bought a mini lathe in the winter to turn a couple of pens..... and, well, you know how it goes. I think y'all use the term vortex.... yeppers, tis a deep rabbit hole for sure.
    Total respect to all here. I like the friendly environment, and supportive nature of your feedback. Im a therapist looking to retire in a few more yrs, but have done furniture and formica work in the past. The lathe is becoming a jealous mistress. Pls help.

    Quad cities is Moline, Rock Island, Illinois / Davenport and Bettendorf, Iowa.

    If you can/will help PM me here.
    Big Thanks!
    Michael


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    Michael..........Welcome to the Creek!


    As the signature of one our fellow Creekers says "Sawdust is better than Prozac!"

    Again...Welcome!
    Ken

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    Michael, Another big Welcome to the Creek! Hope someone in that area can fix you with some nice wood.
    Richard in Wimberley

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    You can ship pretty cheap in the flat rate postal boxes. Large one is 12 x12 x 5 1/2 inches, and costs about $14 to ship no matter how much it weighs.

    robo hippy

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    Welcome, Michael!! Jeff has plenty of wood at fair prices, so I am sure you will be able to get some from him. Another source I use is Mike Smith at Century Tree Turnings. No affiliation with either, except for the money they now have that used to be mine!!

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    Michael,
    If you will send me a PM with an address I can ship you some "GREEN" wood just for the shipping cost.I have more wood than I know what to do with.Maybe I'll have something you can use.Walnut,Maple Mulberry,Cherry,Oak.,or I might come up with something else.
    Donny

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael James View Post
    Hi everybody! New guy on the block here. I've fired a couple of emails to Jeff N, but dont know another soul. I live in the desert (albuquerque, NM) and all decent wood I know of is not cheap.
    I will be in the quad cities area on July 17th (sat) weekend. I would love to buy a couple of nice chunks of wood at a fair rate. Not a lot because we're flying.
    If you are willing to assist, I'd be grateful for a really long time. I bought a mini lathe in the winter to turn a couple of pens..... and, well, you know how it goes. I think y'all use the term vortex.... yeppers, tis a deep rabbit hole for sure.
    Total respect to all here. I like the friendly environment, and supportive nature of your feedback. Im a therapist looking to retire in a few more yrs, but have done furniture and formica work in the past. The lathe is becoming a jealous mistress. Pls help.

    Quad cities is Moline, Rock Island, Illinois / Davenport and Bettendorf, Iowa.

    If you can/will help PM me here.
    Big Thanks!
    Michael

    Hi Michael
    I'm from the Quad Cities.
    I usually have to work most week ends. but am usualy avaiable in the evenings.
    I'd be Glad to help you gett a few nice pieces.
    Send me a private message here with your phone # and a good time to contact you. (evenings) and I'll call you.
    Joe Meirhaeghe

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    Welcome to the Creek, Michael. Can't think of anywhere a therapist is needed more
    Good Luck on your wood hunt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bob svoboda View Post
    Welcome to the Creek, Michael. Can't think of anywhere a therapist is needed more
    Good Luck on your wood hunt.
    Im touched by the greetings and responses. I think I've found a great place to hang out during downtime. And by the way, I work in the criminal justice system, so Im sorry, you folks do not qualify for the seriously disturbed "clientele" I deal with day in, day out.
    If anyone is feeling a little too neurotic and want some counseling, I will therapize for wood!

    Since I live in the southwest, I'm emulating the pottery forms I've known all my life, but I am not a historian, just trying to turn what comes to mind. I will be sure to post a pic of wood received by "y'all"
    Thanks again,
    Michael

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael James View Post
    ...And by the way, I work in the criminal justice system, so Im sorry, you folks do not qualify for the seriously disturbed "clientele" I deal with day in, day out....
    I'm seriously disturbed....but turning wood helps...so I'm not going to pay you with my medication.

    Welcome to the abyss Michael.

    I look at pottery m'self. It's a good idea-spurrer-onner sorta thing.
    ~john
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    Welcome Michael. Don't mind John Hart. He has just been sniffing lacquer for tooooooooo long. Hic.....oops maybe I have to.
    Bernie

    Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.

    To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funnybone.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Bernie Weishapl View Post
    Welcome Michael. Don't mind John Hart. He has just been sniffing lacquer for tooooooooo long. Hic.....oops maybe I have to.

    Careful Bernie....The addiction is very difficult to break....But then, who would want to?
    ~john
    "There's nothing wrong with Quiet" ` Jeremiah Johnson

  13. Quad cities wood turners

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael James View Post
    Hi everybody! New guy on the block here. I've fired a couple of emails to Jeff N, but dont know another soul. I live in the desert (albuquerque, NM) and all decent wood I know of is not cheap.
    I will be in the quad cities area on July 17th (sat) weekend. I would love to buy a couple of nice chunks of wood at a fair rate. Not a lot because we're flying.
    If you are willing to assist, I'd be grateful for a really long time. I bought a mini lathe in the winter to turn a couple of pens..... and, well, you know how it goes. I think y'all use the term vortex.... yeppers, tis a deep rabbit hole for sure.
    Total respect to all here. I like the friendly environment, and supportive nature of your feedback. Im a therapist looking to retire in a few more yrs, but have done furniture and formica work in the past. The lathe is becoming a jealous mistress. Pls help.

    Quad cities is Moline, Rock Island, Illinois / Davenport and Bettendorf, Iowa.

    If you can/will help PM me here.
    Big Thanks!
    Michael

    Google “quad cities wood turners”. Local wood turning club located in Rock Island, Illinois. Should be a place to e-mail club members and i’m Sure someone would be glad to help you during your visit.

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    If you ever swing up north to Oregon, let me know, I have more wood than I can use...

    robo hippy

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    This thread is nearly a decade old!!!!! MJ hasn’t been active on SMC in several years.

    Left click my name for homepage link.

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