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Curly Maple Leg Blanks?
« on: January 16, 2009, 11:36:34 AM »
I'm considering building a tea table out of curly maple.  Anybody know where I can find some nice curly maple leg blanks?  Mail order is preferred (I'm in Memphis, TN).

Thanks,

Tony

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Re: Curly Maple Leg Blanks?
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2009, 12:13:11 PM »
Tony,

Maple Leaf Hardwoods.  It's on the web.  Last time I was on the site, (last week) there were several sets available.

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Re: Curly Maple Leg Blanks?
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2009, 05:06:49 PM »
Tony,

I have bought a number of sets of legs stock from Maple Leaf Hardwoods. The prices may seem high, but Paul is much more stringent about grading that many sellers, particularly with regard to the stock being clear and free of blemishes.

No connection except a satisfied customer.

Karl
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Re: Curly Maple Leg Blanks?
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2009, 09:45:52 PM »
In my experience  IrionLumber has the best Mahogany, Walnut, & Tiger Maple.  I have purchased a lot of it and love it.  In reagards to the Tiger Maple I have received material with consistent strips @ a 1/32 to 1/16 of inch apart.  I think it is tiger maple is  great choice for a tea table.  I am making some foot stools as we speak out of tiger maple. Just be aware that maple shows everything so a lot scraping is expected. 

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Re: Curly Maple Leg Blanks?
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2009, 01:45:59 PM »
Thanks all.  I found a realy nice set at Maple Leaf.  They looked so nice, I was afraid to not grab them.   The price was a little high, but they sure look nice.  Got them yesterday, but I haven't looked at them yet.  Freddy,  I'd love to buy from Irion, but I can't afford their 200bdft minimum!  Especially since it would have to come to TN!  Maybe someday!   I found a really nice wide board for the top and rails locally, but I haven't found material for the skirts yet.  Not sure how thick I will make them.  I've seen some that were 3/4" and others up to 1 1/4"  I tend to like the thicker ones because I tend to like "fatter" knees I guess.   Anyway, I may place another order at Maple Leaf for some skirt stock.  My local dealers don't stock anything beyond 4/4 (and that is really torn out, so you have to plane it down a lot to get it clean).  You want oak?  We got plenty of oak 'round here!

Hey Freddy, how about some pictures of those stools?  Thanks for the tip on the curly maple.   I haven't used it much.  Not sure if you remember me or not, but I was in Phil's lowboy class a couple of summers ago (not the guy with the phone, the other guy!).

Tony

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Re: Curly Maple Leg Blanks?
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2009, 01:48:21 PM »
Tony,

Yes Yes I remember!  I will post the pictures once I get the files back from my Webmaster.  Good Luck and remember sharp planes, chisels, and SCRAPERS are a must with the Tiger Maple.  The maple shows every little scratch, so be careful not to start with too coarse of a sandpaper.

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Re: Curly Maple Leg Blanks?
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2009, 09:55:23 AM »
"Good Hope Lumber " can supply curly maple in various sizes.   They are not cheap but their wood is excellent.   They do not have a minimum order requirement and will ship within a day or two after ordering.   The fellow to talk with is "Skip". He will tell you what the price is and what he has in stock, which is sizeable.   They are located around Cochranville, PA.

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Re: Curly Maple Leg Blanks?
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2009, 09:03:52 AM »
In the future, I'd suggest contacting EODDAVE at the Woodnet Forums.  He always has really nice curly maple.