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  • Birthday 07/03/1980

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    Pittsburgh, PA
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    Ship modeling, Aircraft modeling, RC Aircraft, Astronomy, Sailing, Reading, History, etc. etc. etc...

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  1. Thank you to all who checked out round 2 of the Crown Timberyard closing sale! There are a few items left including: Large Maple Block (bright white wood and straight clear grain) perfect for strips or masts Large Mahogany Block Large Holly Block (bright white little to no visible grain on half the block Decorative Big Leaf Maple Veneer Sheets (set of two) Two sets of beautiful quarter sawn cherry sheets at 50" long. These sheets have the approximate color of pear and straight grain for their entire length. Great for extra long strips. Additionally, we have updated the website to include a partial stock of the 10/4 boxwood billets. Some of you have reached out to buy some of these already, and if you have, those billets are already reserved and not listed for sale. If anyone is interested in buying the lot, what is listed on the website is a little less than half of what is still available. Price is $24.50 / board foot plus shipping. If you live in the mid Atlantic, or eastern midwest region I would consider an arrangement to drive the stock to you. Thanks again, and I hope you check out what is left at www.crowntimberyard.com
  2. The store is open again with new stock. Please check it out! Crowntimberyard.com Boxwood billets will be added later today. The price is $24.50 / board foot plus shipping. Have a great day everyone.
  3. Hi Everyone, Latest news on the Crown Timberyard closing sale. The web store is currently sold out of everything, a huge thank you to all who purchased what we had. For those of you who have been messaging and emailing me to ask if there is more, the answer is yes! On Monday 7/1/2019 the website will be restocked with more boxwood sheets, walnut sheets, and blocks of boxwood, pear, holly, mahogany, walnut, and maple. Additionally, I am going to make the 10/4 boxwood billets available via the website. I have sold about a third of what I have, but I want to unload the rest. This is probably the lowest price you will get in the near future for castello boxwood, as I am selling it at the wholesale rate that I bought it for. Much lower than what is currently being talked about in other areas of the forum. One stick might be a lifetime supply depending on the scale and speed at which you model. So come check it out. Please feel free to message me or email me if you have any questions! Best, Jason
  4. Hi Everyone, Thank you so very much for the really generous support of the closing sale. I was really surprised when I got home from work and saw how quickly everything went. Julia was adding blocks throughout the day, but as some of you said they went fast! I have a few updates as follows: 1: The Boxwood Billets: I did not intend to put these directly on the site. I have had several people reach out to me including one who would like to buy the lot. I will be contacting everyone who has expressed interest and work out the fairest deal, with a good mind toward shipping. It isn't easy to ship these things. 2: Boxwood Supplier: I have always used the same people who supplied Jeff at Hobby Mill USA before me, Gilmer Wood in Oregon. https://www.gilmerwood.com/ 3: Is there more coming: Yes, but not like what was offered today. I have a few sets of special sheets including some beautiful quarter sawn cherry, and some extra wide boxwood. I also have a couple of really nice California Big Leaf Maple sheets that when finished look like rippling water. They make a great display base for models. See my pinnace in the competed builds section to see what it looks like finished. I also have a lot more blocks in my shop, but I wasn't sure how they were going to sell. My intent is to put up the sheets tonight or tomorrow, and get the blocks next weekend. This week at work is absolutely crazy, and the volume of orders that we had today is going to take up every bit of free time between work and kid for the next couple of days. Again, thank you so much! I hope to get back to modeling someday soon and interact with you all more than I have on here in the last few years. And maybe I'll even share some stories about what it is like to be a supplier to the hobby. Some interesting tales those are! Below is a picture of the big leaf maple sheets, they are the ones in the front that look like rippling water. Best, Jason
  5. Update: 8:00am 6/24: It appears that the host server for the Crown Timberyard website is down. I will try to pull it up and open the store throughout the day. There is always something...
  6. Hi Everyone, The store is reopening on the morning of 6/24 with all of our current sheet and strip material (assorted) plus a few other items for sale. Most of the lumber (boxwood and pear) will be added throughout the day. Thanks a lot and I hope that everybody gets a chance to stock up on a bunch of wood. Jason
  7. Bribery... 😁 He's a good kid, but most dads would say that. Here is just a peek at what is coming on Monday. Excuse the poor photography. The 10/4 boxwood lumber will be offered at the special wholesale price that I purchased it. Also, I found one last Boxwood deck upgrade for the MSW Syren that was hanging out in the corner of my office. It will be for sale too. There are a lot more item, especially small lumber available. I am weeding out anything that has any significant defects so all the small lumber will be premium stuff.
  8. Thanks everyone, I really appreciate it! I will be posting pictures of some of the wood to be sold next week over the weekend. All sales will be through the website. Emails are welcome, just please know that an immediate response may not be possible. Julia will be handling the orders as they come, and our son will be packaging them. The pictures below are the whole crew.
  9. Hi Jason


    What is the price of the 10/4 billets of Castello?  I am thinking I would like to purchase two of these if still available.    Where are you in Pittsburgh?  I was raised in  South Hills (Baldwin High School '65) and my wife and kids were all born in Pittsburgh.  We all bleed black and gold as do all of our grandkids.  Thanks   My email is allanyed6469@gmail.com



    1. Jason


      Hi Allan,


      I would like to sell the boxwood for what I paid for it, which is the wholesale rate from Gilmer. $24.00/bf. I think that they are currently charging $40. I still have the whole pile sitting there. We live in Upper St. Clair, so not too far from where you grew up! I grew up in Slippery Rock, and my Wife is from Upper St. Clair. 


      You were the first one to contact me about the boxwood, so the first choice is yours.





  10. Hi, This is Jason from Crown Timberyard. After 4 years of offering fine milled hardwoods to the model ship builder, musical instrument maker, woodworker, miniature artist, and hobbyist around the globe, it is time to close the virtual doors. In the last few years, my family has grown from 2 kids to 4, my career has gone from senior engineer to director of operations, and my volunteer commitments have grown. It has come to the point where if I am in the shop, I am not with the kids as they grow up. As I am sure many of you know, that time doesn't last and doesn't come back. Since I can no longer offer the kind of service that I wish to provide and keep my commitments, it is time to close. On Monday morning, June 24th 2019, the store will be reopening to sell off what we have left. All items sold will be discounted and bundled. No custom orders, or regular mill work will be accepted. The sale will include the following items: Packages of mixed strips Packages of mixed sheets Packages of Castello Boxwood sheets Packages of Swiss Pear sheets Packages of Walnut Sheets Packages of Holly sheets Packages of special large dimension sheets A once used (never for milling product) Byrnes Thickness Sander Small lumber including Boxwood, Swiss Pear, Cherry, Holly and More All packages are mixed dimensions and are great for stocking up on some great wood for cheap. No substitutions will be offered, and all sales will be final on a first come first serve basis. Shipping will be billed separately for each order due to the size and weight of all of these items. All items are in stock and will be shipped once shipping has been arranged. We also have a sizable stock of Castello Boxwood lumber that could be sold as a lot, or as individual billets. The lumber is 10/4 billets between 5 and 6.5 feet long and 4 to 7 inches wide. Approximately 100 -150 board feet are available. Serious inquiries only. We greatly appreciate all of the support that our customers have shown us over the past few years. You have all been great! I hope to return to the hobby by actually building some models and sharing the hobby with my kids. Best, Jason (Crown Timberyard)
  11. This is the Model Shipways kit designed by Chuck Passaro built in Swiss Pear and Holly. I learned a lot building this model and made a few mistakes. I spiled the planking, but did not line off the hull leading to a very uneven run of planking. However, over all I am very pleased with the outcome as a learning exercise. The case is made by me out of Tiger Maple, Swiss Pear and Big Leaf Maple finished with Danish oil protected by wipe on poly. The display spindles are made from multiple layers of brass tube.
  12. Hello Kevin, These videos are amazing! I have only watched the first one and the last one so far, but as an indication of the whole, excellent work! Your videos are a fantastic resource for other model builders. I look forward to watching the rest.

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