H'Islander

AYC Score?

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I found a lumber yard that used to stock AYC but now only does special ordering for it.  6 weeks ago when I decided to jump back into building plugs I saw that they had 14, 4x4 clear posts.  (He also had some 20 ft. long 6" 5/4 decking, but not clear, AYC)  The retail price for the posts was $11.00/ linear ft.  I did a cash deal and bought 2 sticks for $8.25 per lf, or $140 after tax.  The deal was...'meh.  I used those to dust off my plugging cobwebs.  I went back yesterday and cut a deal for the remaining 12, plus 2, 20 ft 5/4 boards (which I had them cut down to manageable 5 ft boards) .  In the end he threw in 2 more 8 ft 5/4 sticks.  So in total. I got 96 linear ft of 4x4 clear posts and 56 linear ft of 5/4 decking for $700 cash.  I'm wondering how that compares to deals from places like Liberty Cedar in RI?AYC1.jpg.cfd1990ba1ce4c632ec2a0d8a83e34bc.jpgAYC2.jpg.d337e4c92091ca79d0bb4fe6cfd35412.jpg

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15 mins ago, swirlchaser said:

Tough to say, neither of those size stocks fit my build profiles. Spindles are much cheaper if they fit your turning dimensions. 

What are you paying for spindles?

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AYC3.JPG.957f3d1f7699e58a411dedf6bf76282c.JPGI'm assuming this quote is for a linear ft for each size.  Looks like 2x2 balusters (spindles) from Liberty are cheaper than what I paid for the 4x4 posts, and I still have to rip them down. 

 

The 5/4 boards are good for needles and smaller plugs for sweet water.  

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21 hours ago, Punch63 said:

Steel, you need to start building more.

Haha. No I need to finish more stuff. There’s plenty of things built in my cellar. Finishing to completion is a whole other story. I save those 2 by’s for larger stuff. I have gone thru 100’s of balusters since then. 

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ayc is much like bass wood little to no hard grain with soft in between...unless you get no.2 stuff....mills like a dream...insects don't like it....because of the natural sealers/pitch in it...doesn't rot ...I believe they used in making totem poles because of it's ease of carving...holds an edge well...drills well....etc....smells good too.

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