I wanted to describe a recent engine purchase from Wood Mizer California and their wonderful team!
First of all, I love the Wood Mizer Machine, and have since purchasing new in 1996, and previously having ran a LT30 in my full service lumber yard.
Cutting to the chase...after over 7,000 real working hours (not sure what I meant except to get the idea across that it wasn’t all softwoods and not all small cuts) my third engine got weak and started spitting and sputtering.
I have 4 people working here in our milling operation, and the biggest number in the bunch is the wood mizer and operator team. I freaked out knowing I had three very important customers depending on this machine and product thereof.
I called Jennifer, got the information, gave her my card, she ran with it. I mentioned in another e mail I had gotten a Kohler the last time and she called back with a real reduction in cost based on my information…..which was all really impressive….I followed the shipping thread and the engine was here 2 days before I expected it, and it took me two hours to take the old one off and the new one was warming up for 40 minutes before we started it off making us money. I was worried sick I would spend two days on this making the engine conform to my old mill, and instead, I am absolutely as happy as a person could be!
Thank you Jennifer, Dad of Jennifer, and team of Far West Forest Products!
Don S., California, Pacific Coast Lumber, December 23, 2014
Sands nice to a pretty finish…
I’ve been using Eucalyptus and walnut acquired from Far West for my knife handles. The Eucalyptus is a really hard wood but sands nice to a pretty finish. The black walnut is a little easier to work with, as it is not as hard as the Euc., but, both woods work great for my handles.
Paul Halcomb, Halcomb Knives, Loma Rica CA, March 1, 2013
The most beautiful Burl
The Madrone we purchased from Far West was some of the most beautiful burl we have used to decorate our boxes. It is a more difficult wood to work with as it needs to be sealed to prevent it cracking and splitting. For instance, we cut the burl we purchased into blocks and then either coat them with wax or wrap up in a saran-type material until we are ready to cut them into smaller pieces for drying in the toaster oven.
Gordon S., March 10, 2013
Far West went above and beyond to get me the product I needed
Jennifer at Far West Forest went above and beyond to help me get the product I wanted. The wood I ordered from Far West turned out even better than I could have imagined. Customer service is top notch, the product is high quality, and they are a company I will absolutely work with in the future. (from Houzz)
Joseph Opperwall, Opperwall Design Consultants, December 3, 2013
Love the new addition to our home
We wanted to send you a picture of our finished mantel. The corbels look great with the mantel. We love this beautiful addition to our home. Thank you for all your help and best to you in your new location, Monterey county will be missing a great business.
Blessings, The Romiza’s
M. Romiza, Monterey County, September 29, 2014
Great selection, amazing grain patterns and top notch service. Far West Forest is the place for unbelievable lumber.
Richard Verwoest, Founding member Sierra Nevada Fine Furniture Making Guild, March 25, 2013