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Just how much wood do you keep in STOCK?

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Depends on how much I can find to salvage or get at discount prices.  Sometimes I only have a small amount in the shop sometimes a lot stacked up drying and/or waiting to be cut up.

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Define "large amount"...? (he says nervously looking at his lumber supply).    Enough for the ship abuilding? or the current one and the next?    I don't have a stack of lumber drying in the yard, but I'm thinking I have enough to finish my current build and get me well on my on the next.   I think I'm scaring myself.....

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"The shipwright is slow, but the wood is patient." - me

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Right now I have several short logs of various woods drying which is a large amount for me.  I also have a pretty good supply of strip wood and sheets of different kinds but there are probably not that much all together.  I would guess enough wood to compete a large model would be a fair amount, enough for two would be a large amount.  Just remember you can't have to much wood as long as you have a dry place to store it.

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One can never have too much.  Unless the supply crowds you out of the shop.  Ships, toys, and projects for the admiral use up wood.


I also salvage wood, when others throw away furniture and old shelving.  Winter storms will sometimes damage trees which I will grab if the wood is valuable, such as flowering dog wood.  


Estate sales will sometimes have wood for very little money as they want to clear the home.  


So, I like to keep more wood than I can use in the next 5 years.  


Keep building, and above all, have fun.                       Duff

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