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    Labor day wood find...Another Trip!

    Things like this does not happen to me. Long story short, Larry told me about an estate sale about a month ago that had some wood and sent me there. Closed by the time I had the chance to get there (the normal for me. a day late and a dollar short). Finally they opened it up again and here is what I got on the 1st trip
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    Last edited by Tom Niemi; 09-03-2008 at 11:19 PM.

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    2nd trip

    here's the 2nd trip and pics of the entire stash. It includes 150 bf cherry. 500bf red oak (lots of quarter sawn) and about 20 bf western red cedar, plus 1 mistery board (the one my son is holding). best part is it was sold on the average of 93 cents YES less than 1.00 per board foot for all
    This just does not happen to me. now I need to create more wood storage in the shop. Will post when done

    Thanks Tom
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    Yea Dad this was a Find I think that I should go back an pickup the ASH stash that is about 200bf for less than that $1.00bf when I find out what that is I will let ya know
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    WOW!

    Tom,

    What a haul and great deal! Always nice to be in the right place at the right time. Look forward to seeing some of that wood magically transform into beautiful pieces.

    Regards,
    Lee Laird
    Austin TX

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    Red face Mea Culpa!

    Larry,

    Absolutely. I think that comes well before my descriptives. Do you have any hidden treasures down my way, too??
    Lee Laird
    Austin TX

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    There was a LOT of qtr sawn white oak also but a local cabnet maker beat me to that, but believe me or not I really wanted the red oak. That is what I am using to make my Kitchen and eventually will go thru the entire house as trim, etc.
    Chuck, yer a little far away to police my wood stash, but come on over and arrest me, but I will bribe my way out with, well maybe an adult beverage ?

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    Nice haul.

    Why does it never happen to me?

    The mystery board looks like bloodwood to me but then again, what do I know.

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    This doesnt happen to me either. I'm 52 and this is a first. Only reason this happened for me is because of good friends looking out for friends. Thanks again larry .
    Bloodwood Mohammad? I thing your on to something.
    I does look like it. Thanks

    Tom

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    great buy, and at an estate sale, wow!

    The only thing I ever found of value for me at an estate sale was a Sears hammer(I loaned it out and never saw it again)

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    Nice haul Tom!
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