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    Trash diving

    My friend called this morning.... Well he called last week and told me they were tossing out all the Hardwood lumber from my old shop. "I'll see if I can get you some" "No No" they say, they sold it...

    Well today They delivered the wood and the buyer said he didn't want any shorts and would only pay for the 8' or bigger pieces. They were tossing the off-cuts in the dumpster. My buddy rescued them.

    Now what to do with Mahogany 15" wide 4/4 a couple @ 6' and 4 @ 4' Then there was the 2' 3' 4' 8/4 Mohogany and some Walnut 8/4 tossin a few Maple 12" wide and some Oak and Cherry plus the single piece of Cedar... (and a piece of something I can't figure out, Will run it through the planer and see).

    About 300 BdFt of pieces 4-6 ft long (and a 12" x12" piece of Ash 4/4

    Oh yeah, my (another) friend called and said she bought this table at auction , for the cast iron base, but didn't like the top, "Do you want this top?" turned out it was 1.5" thick Oak 38" X 38" .... " OK, I'll take it off your hands..."

    Filled my Truck and now there is not a clear spot in my garage (already filled with deck material and kid's riding toys. (BTW there has not been a modern car in there for over 20 years, not including the Model T, I built two winter's ago)

    So then he E-mails me and says "I hope you can get a project or two from that" I'm still behinder that a one armed paper hanger with a hang nail... But I guess I can Try to find something to do....

    Does this sound like a Gloat? Tee Hee Tee Hee
    Last edited by Bill Simpson; 08-07-2009 at 04:25 AM.

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    bill, if you're really at a loss about what to do with that small pile of off cuts, and odds & ends, you can always send it over this way....
    benedictione omnes bene

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    That sounds like quite a score. I'm sure you'll find something to do with it all.
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    300 bf that was destined for the trash saved and now destined to some great projects Some nice wide pieces to boot, yes this boarders a gloat IMO Nice save

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    NO PIC

    Didn't happen!!!!

    Sorry - but I just do NOT believe you!!!

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    Bill I would say thats a camo gloat but we dont mind do we? What a stoke of luck the guy that bought it is fussy customer.

    Now as to space I can send you an adddress for the Oak top I am partial to that kind of slab.

    Good for you. Now get to work and make something.
    cheers

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    Nice Haul, Bill. At the price of wood today, (here in W.Tex at least) I nearly CRY when I think how inexpensively we bought our project wood (from the school) when I was in college, (57 thru 60). We paid 12 or 13 cents/bd ft for red oak, ash was 13 or 14 cents p/bd ft, 17 cents p/bd ft for maple, and from 19 to 21 cents p/bd ft for walnut. Don't remember the price for Cherry as I never bought any from them because what they had really wasn't very good quality, but the others were exceptionally good. What I wouldn't give to find some for that price just "One More Time". Heck, even "I" could afford that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo Voisine View Post
    NO PIC

    Didn't happen!!!!

    Sorry - but I just do NOT believe you!!!
    Ditto. Where are the pics???
    Best regards,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Norman Hitt View Post
    What I wouldn't give to find some for that price just "One More Time". Heck, even "I" could afford that.
    All you need is a DeLorean with a Flux Capacitor and a roof rack!
    Last edited by Dan Mooney; 08-08-2009 at 02:45 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Mooney View Post
    All you need is a DeLorean with a Flux Capacitor and a roof rack!
    Yeah, 'n that wild haired Professor.

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