I have the 20" Grizzly drill press and have been very pleased with it. For some reason it came with an extra chuck, but I haven't needed it. I have used it to make holes for a bookcase and for forstner bits. My husband has also used it for metal working. I want to purchase a rosette cutter but haven't gotten around to it yet. As far as lumber goes, have you checked in the yellow pages under sawmills? Perhaps some of the local woodworkers or cabinet shops/custom woodworkers could give you more info on where to purchase lumber? Good luck.
Welcome aboard Scott.........I too would be interested in finding a place to purchase rough/finished lumber. I have just been doing small projects so have just been running to HD or using salvage lumber.
If and when I decide to start a larger project I will need a more reasonable outlet(monetarily).BTW i am located out in Rosenberg.
I am taking the a day off today for no other reason than I just don't feel like going in. I can do that as I am retired and just work when I want to which is most of the time as it takes money to play and buy toys and deer leeases and boats and go fishing and still keep grown children bailed out .They never seem to grow up.
I will get serious TODAY about finding an outlet in the Houston area and let you know ..
Yeah, I know how that is, My two oldest grew up (?) moved away, multiplied, then came back. Just recently got them both back out on the own (?). The youngest just went into the Navy so now LOML and I are finally empty-nesters. Still getting used to that.
As to lumber, good luck finding any at a reasonable price. I travel out to East and N.E. Texas on business quite often and am always on the lookout for folks with bandsaw mills. I've located two out around the Longview area and managed to talk with one of them. He didn't have anything on hand since he mostly does custom work with other people's logs, but does come across the opportunity to pick up his own logs from time to time. Of course the lumber will still be green, but at 40 cents/bf for oak and whatever else he can get, the price can't be beat.
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Try http://www.woodfinder.net and or check your yellow pages. Stay away from the box stores. I do know that lumber is available in your neck of the woods. One of the country's premeir furniture makers, Richard Jones, is located in Houston. FWIW.
I am also looking for a supply of hardwood in Texas, as I am moving to Fort Hood in a couple of weeks. I did have a lot more luck with Houston though. Check this link out, it has 57 matchs for Houston hardwoods.