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UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Getting the Most from your Wood-Buying Bucks

comments (34) May 30th, 2010 in blogs

BetsyE Betsy Engel, contributor
thumbs up no recommendations

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Getting the Most from Your Wood-Buying Bucks: Find, Cut, and Dry Your Own Lumber (Best of American Woodworker Magazine)
Fox Chapel Publishing, 2010.
$19.95; 208 pp.

Getting the Most from Your Wood-Buying Bucks is a collection of articles from American Woodworker magazine that provides information about finding less expensive wood and how to mill and dry it yourself. There are sections on several different woods such as Butternut, Birdseye Maple, and Mahogany with specific characteristics and tips about each. The book also includes finishing tips and techniques.

Lucky JimFuller1 is the winner. His comment was chosen at random.

Check back later to read his review of the book.

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Comments (34)

chucktown chucktown writes: This is something I have been interested in for some time, I'm
Posted: 1:20 pm on June 8th

Gerry4 Gerry4 writes: This book appears to be most useful for those of us who squeak when we walk( me included). Recently, with a sharp eye, I've found a couple of large pieces of dried Walnut logs that have yielded some really interesting figured lumber. I hope this book will help me find more, and stretch my WW budget, too.
Posted: 3:13 am on June 5th

featherboard featherboard writes: This book sounds like it would answer several of my questions. #1. What to do with all the trees cut to make room for my house. They have been drying for 4-6 years.
Posted: 10:23 pm on June 4th

calouche calouche writes: Looks like a great book to have in these days of diminishing resources.
Posted: 9:22 am on June 4th

CaptainXX CaptainXX writes: I'd love to give this a read; saving money on material means more tools!
Posted: 10:57 am on June 3rd

gsugg gsugg writes: Every woodworker should have this information.
Posted: 6:12 am on June 3rd

WHB WHB writes: Anything that saves money in our economy is a boon. I have been frugal all of my life, but my wife calls the collection junk.
Posted: 6:14 pm on June 2nd

fsdsdhshs fsdsdhshs writes: Looks like a good book
Posted: 6:12 pm on June 2nd

dave100 dave100 writes: This would make a great addition to the library
Posted: 3:25 pm on June 2nd

Wrightkraft Wrightkraft writes: Would love to have a copy of this book. Thanks!
Posted: 1:21 pm on June 2nd

ClayDowling ClayDowling writes: I'm interested in this too. I have a friend with a wood lot, and between the two of us we could probably make good use of this information.
Posted: 1:20 pm on June 2nd

cahudson42 cahudson42 writes: Looks interesting!

If I win, I will report.

Posted: 12:18 pm on June 2nd

RalphBarker RalphBarker writes: Will the random picker smile on me this time?
Posted: 10:08 am on June 2nd

BetsyE BetsyE writes: Opps. Yes it was a typo! The contest ends on June 7th. Sorry for the confusion.
Posted: 4:37 pm on June 1st

konaman konaman writes: looks like a very good read to me.
Posted: 4:20 pm on June 1st

adam1212 adam1212 writes: Here's me crossing my fingers! Count me in too.
Posted: 2:02 pm on June 1st

chucktown chucktown writes: June 7th is a Monday...right ;) count me in
Posted: 12:34 pm on June 1st

Aggie83 Aggie83 writes: I'm thinking it was a typo.

I can always use more wood, and more books.
Posted: 11:58 am on June 1st

BA3 BA3 writes: Definitely a topic of interest and one for which I don't have a book in my library.
Posted: 11:12 am on June 1st

bnichols bnichols writes: I sure would love some tips on how to save some money while still being able to do woodworking.
Posted: 10:27 am on June 1st

johnjosiah johnjosiah writes: Might be fun.
Posted: 3:37 am on June 1st

butchf18a butchf18a writes: nothing beats more working knowledge. Mr Wells, what did you do with the keyy to the time machine so we can go back to the begining of May
Posted: 3:24 am on June 1st

JimFuller1 JimFuller1 writes: This could be the one.
Posted: 10:20 pm on May 31st

Decovic Decovic writes: I'm already turning into a lumberman in my quest to keep my woodworking costs down. Might be a useful read.
Posted: 4:44 pm on May 31st

hubiedoo517 hubiedoo517 writes: Hope they mean June. Anyway It is nice to offer the books for giveaway.
Posted: 3:27 pm on May 31st

sk2tobin sk2tobin writes: count me in
Posted: 1:30 pm on May 31st

DaveHarrison DaveHarrison writes: Looks good - count me in please
Posted: 10:00 am on May 31st

JLYoung JLYoung writes: I'd love this book, please count me in
Posted: 6:37 am on May 31st

ncapper14 ncapper14 writes: Sounds like a very useful book! Here's to hoping it's coming my way...
Posted: 10:26 pm on May 30th

Larrythewoodguy Larrythewoodguy writes: Please let it be me.


Posted: 9:13 pm on May 30th

LarryMarshall LarryMarshall writes: A unique and important subject. All woodworkers need this book, including me.

Cheers --- Larry
Posted: 5:22 pm on May 30th

Obeeswax Obeeswax writes: I really need this book - hope it has ideas on a lumber drying shed :)
Posted: 12:00 pm on May 30th

jestgr jestgr writes: As a new woodworker, I'd love to get more ideas on how to stretch my wood budget!
Posted: 11:40 am on May 30th

Bearw00d Bearw00d writes: since there are no comments on this post, I am going to assume the contest end date and draw date are in error. this blog post came to me on May 30th, but the draw ends may 8th? hopefully it was a typo and I have time to enter the giveaway.

I would love to read this book and if I don't win it I will have to add it to my woodwork reading wishlist.

Thank you for your consideration and the opportunity,
Posted: 11:22 am on May 30th

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