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Kyle Scott
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Buy KD blanks in NY?
Sep 30th, 2019 at 8:12am
 
Does anyone on this forum know of any spots to go have a look at some nice kiln dried blanks in Northern NY? Im not at the point of cutting and drying my own blanks and shipping from online purchases is starting to add up!
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Re: Buy KD blanks in NY?
Reply #1 - Sep 30th, 2019 at 8:48am
 
In that neck of the woods (get it, woods), personally I would be looking for free green wood. If you really want KD though, a good source might be a local mill if there is one near you. Upstate NY is littered with them, or used to be anyway. Local mill pricing in that area can be very, very attractive.
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Re: Buy KD blanks in NY?
Reply #2 - Sep 30th, 2019 at 8:52am
 
Keep an eye out for someone having a tree cut down and ask for a couple of sections.

In some areas there are recycling/dumps that have a place for people to drop off leaves, branches and logs

Green is easier than kiln dried to turn. Rough turn, dry, then finish turn
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Re: Buy KD blanks in NY?
Reply #3 - Sep 30th, 2019 at 9:22am
 
Kyle Scott wrote on Sep 30th, 2019 at 8:12am:
shipping from online purchases is starting to add up!


KD wood is always at a premium. You are paying for someone else to care for the wood during the drying process.
If you are trying to save, I would look for free shipping deals or get what you can regardless of moisture content and seal it with anchorseal or similar product.

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Re: Buy KD blanks in NY?
Reply #4 - Oct 4th, 2019 at 6:41am
 
Kyle

Where are you in NY?

There are several options in/near the Capital District ranging from hardwood dealers who sell dimension timber and turning blanks to places that sell off its from woodworking processes.
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