Where to Get 1 Board Ripped?

snikcillaAugust 10, 2012

Any suggestions as to where I might go to get one board ripped sawn? 5/4" x 4 ripped down to 5/4" x 3. (4ft long)

(HD / Lowes won't do it. I do not have a table saw, don't know of anyone that does. Don't think it would be very cost efficient to rent one or hire a handyman for this tiny repair project.)

Local lumberyard caters to contractors, would they consider it? Or would a local WoodCraft type store do it for me? Any other thoughts?

Thank you.

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Do you have a circular saw or know someone who owns one? You can use some clamps and a straightedge as a ripping guide. Make sure the saw and guide are supported underneath. This may mean sticking some 5/4 scraps under the sides.

    Bookmark   August 10, 2012 at 8:09PM
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Look up a store called WoodCraft. If there is one in your town, they can do that.

Advertise on Craigs list.

ind a local cabinet shop.

    Bookmark   August 11, 2012 at 1:18AM
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Do not expect it for free from a commercial place.

A real lumber yard should be able to do the rip for just a few dollars.

    Bookmark   August 11, 2012 at 9:36AM
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Bring me a small plate of brownies or chocolate chip cookies, and I'd barter straight up. I'd get the best of that deal.

    Bookmark   August 11, 2012 at 3:50PM
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All great ideas. Thank you all. I knew you guys would have some helpful input.

(bobsmyuncle, if none of them pan out, I'll get workin' on those brownies!)

    Bookmark   August 11, 2012 at 5:43PM
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Try looking up a local woodworking club. If it's like ours, you'll find some flannel-shirted retired guy who could probably help you out.

Here is a link that might be useful: Club Directory

    Bookmark   August 11, 2012 at 7:53PM
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If you have a retirement community near you, they often have a woodshop where I'm sure the brownies will get your board ripped.

    Bookmark   August 11, 2012 at 8:06PM
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snikcilla, Where are you located?

    Bookmark   August 12, 2012 at 7:38PM
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Look for the nearest home being built, oh wait thats not happing much anymore, sorry!

    Bookmark   August 28, 2012 at 10:00PM
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