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Thread: Finally I get to Gloat !!!!

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    Finally I get to Gloat !!!!

    Well Xmas came early this weekend. A certain gentleman arrived at my place on Saturday around lunchtime to collect a machine that I had purchased on his behalf and stored waiting for him to collect it when he could.

    Before we could load the machine he opened the tailgate and said "well we have to offload this lot first". I said "all of it?" he said "yes what do you think i am going to do with it". Well three good loads later I had all this "real" wood.

    Now for those of you who dont know up to now I have been living with plywood and HD hardwood when I have the cash and need a specific piece. Having just recently got my own jointer and moving into the shop I have been itching to get going with some real wood instead of living from off cuts.

    Could hardly sleep last night trying to think of what to build that would be worth of this stash.

    So a very big thank you to the "Ambassador" for not only coming by but bring me this great gift.

    What a stash and a brazen gloat.


    Hey Allen you got some competition now that i have some "Real" Wood. But i fear you are ahead of me by many lengths or should I say board feet.

    As you can probably tell I am like a kid with a new toy on Xmas day.
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    cheers

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    Thats some sweet looking wood Rob. Sounds like good karma. Can't wait to start seeing the pictures of what you are going to build.

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    nice stack, time to get busy

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    GREAT GLOAT

    Enjoy your lumber!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Ray Gerdes

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    Rob,

    Congrats on your good fortune! When I was just starting to do real work, I bought a bunch of sycamore (it was cheap) as "practice wood". Lesson number one I learned: It takes a LOT of wood to make something!

    Oh, and get that plastic wrap off there right now! That's close to blasphemy!

    Thanks,

    Bill

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    Great stash Rob! Whatcha goin ta make?????
    Aloha,

    What goes around, comes around.

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    Hey there Rob, what a nice load of wood and a very nice accommodation from both of you to each other. Congratulations to you both. Don't know if that Bearded fellow is a scholar or not... but he is Most Assuredly a "Gentleman".

    Now have some fun and make something Real Purdy.

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    Well, Rob that man is for sure a gentleman, and the good thing about him is that he doesn't care whether it is christmas or not.

    Now, you've got everything you need to make great pieces, and if you don't know what to do just let me know

    If you have problems with this wood because you're used to plywood, I suggest you stick to plywood and just send that brown wood over here.
    Best regards,
    Toni

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    SWEET!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Keeble View Post
    Well Xmas came early this weekend. A certain gentleman arrived at my place on Saturday around lunchtime to collect a machine that I had purchased on his behalf and stored waiting for him to collect it when he could. ...
    Wow, quite a weekend! First Larry and Tom showed up, then some "gentleman" guy comes along and brings you wood.

    Congrats on the lumber, Rob.
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