Phew!! You've got a few years on me there!! I've got a collection going, but it probably isn't even half of just one of your stacks.Oh Ken I have had this same experience many times over the years. How wood just jumps in my truck I do not know. It is a sickness. I have more wood than I will ever be able to use. beautiful boards too. I am a sucker for rosewoods. I believe that is some of the nicest lumber that Mother Nature gives us. Comes in many colors. I do like your taste and you have a good eye for the amazing pieces. Sorry but that just does not have a cure.
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I mentioned this before but it was this time of the year every year that I would have to hide the credit cards because my favorite lumber yard ran a sale on Black Friday and that Sat. every year and his discount on exotics and domestics was well worth the trip. he would stock up just for that sale and he had connections of getting some pretty exotic woods. I use to see him at woodworking shows also. Since his lumber yard burnt down and he never reopened it has saved me alot of money. I have taken over the game room for supplies now and my pool table has not seen the light of day for a long time. I am sure my game has failed me by now. The other thing is my shows have not come back so my scrolling has stopped also. Maybe one day I will have a blowout sale to unload it all but just not ready for that.Phew!! You've got a few years on me there!! I've got a collection going, but it probably isn't even half of just one of your stacks.
I tell ya, though...buying wood, IS a disease. Every time I find a board or blank with nice grain, I just can't seem to resist. I usually even come up with half a dozen possible projects for said board at the time, too. I've got this 9 foot long piece of beautiful peruvian walnut that I bought almost two years ago now. Its a big, fat, wide board that I figured could be used for a number of things. I have only done one of them so far. I've got clocks, boxes, and even pens to make out of it. And that's just one board... Ten years from now, my home will undoubtedly look like yours!