This last Saturday was the first meeting of the Seattle Chapter of The Modern Woodworkers Association. This first get together was only myself (Mike Lingenfelter) and Marilyn Guthrie.
We made a trip to Edensaw Woods, one of the better hardwood dealers in the area. For us it includes a ferry ride but it's always worth the trip. Although, this time it was a little bit of a bust for me. I had been emailing Edensaw for awhile, looking for some Douglas Fir I wanted for a new workbench. After getting there I found out they didn’t have any in stock, even though the guy I talked to said they did!
It wasn’t a total bust, because I still needed some Beech for a project I’m working on, and Marilyn needed some Maple for a workbench she's working on. It was a smaller load than I planned but any wood in the truck is a good thing.
On the way home I decided to stop into Dunn Lumber, a local commercial lumber yard. I was pleased to find some large Douglas Fir timbers, for a really good price. Now I have the lumber for the new bench!
This first meeting for the Seattle Chapter was only the 2 of us, but we have received interest from other woodworkers in the area! I’m sure December is going to be busy for most people, so I will put together a January 2012 meeting, for everyone who has expressed interest. If there are other woodworkers in the Seattle area, who are interested in joining us, my contact information is on our Contact Us page.