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    Huge wood haul today

    My wood guy is moving. Time has come, and he didnt have much left to offer me at this time.
    He wasnt even there when I got there, I backed my truck in, he said start picking and choosing what I wanted.
    Now, Im not a wimp,, but unfortunately Im still way under the weather, and my strength level is way down, but I climbed through his crap, exposed alot of good stuff, and went to work with one of his guys.
    When all finished, the truck loaded pretty full the rear tires felt the load, my wood guy said, ok, you have around *** bf so give me *** dollars and you got a great deal.
    I asked him if its usuable bf he counting, since I took alot of short stuff and some cracked stuff, he smiled and said, you always get a great deal, youll see.
    So anyone want to guess? How many bf I got today?
    Alot of 12 footers, 8 footers, 6 footers, all the 4 footers and less went inside the back seat area.
    Ash, white oak, mahogany, maple,(6/4 up through 10/4 on the maple, great for legs and posts, alot of maple)a drop of poplar, spanish cedar, basswood perhaps, I declined on the pine, he had tons of that.
    Shoot in a guess, we can see who wins when I measure it all up later, Ill have help at 3 to unload it, and Ill count it out and sort it all out. Hope my price paid was well worth it, this is some miserable day, Torrential rainfall with heavy heavy winds.

    the bottom left of picture, with the blue end sealent is all ash, all 12 footers.
    The top uncovered and wet is all the thick maple.The long piece on top with the red flag is something like a 2.5 x 3.5 piece of mahogany, 13 or so feet long, nice legs piece

    Jim M-he didnt have any parts cabinets, although he had alot of parts to sell, I had little interest in his hardware.
    He wanted me to take carved pieces for mantles and he had mucho carved table legs, pallets full of them, but I declined, even though He probably would have thrown them in for pennies. Not my style, and I dont have a fireplace.
    Jim, joe, you guys gotta come take some of this stuff off my hands.
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    Last edited by allen levine; 01-25-2010 at 06:21 PM.

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    How about 583 bd ft.

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    IM off to take care of some business, but Im hoping its no where close to that .
    Tack on a few hundred bf, then Ill have gotten a good deal.

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    Allen, I heard that the sex addiction clinic that Tiger is going to also has a wood addiction wing. Careful, or you may find yourself sitting next to him during lunch. If you do ask him what I should do to keep my putts from missing right. Thanks.

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    around 252bf on the ash
    Last edited by larry merlau; 01-25-2010 at 09:05 PM. Reason: recalculate with pencil
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    around 200bf on the ash
    I had it closer to 280..
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    the load uncovered, and the back seat load, all the short pieces.
    I tallied most of it up, I decided all the 1.5 x3 and 1x2 pieces are freebies
    I also wouldnt purchase alot of what he sold me, but he said the deal is right, to take it, and I believed him.
    When I calculate, if the board is 1.5 thick, I dont count it as 6/4 or even 5/4, I figure I have to plane, its 1x, it has to be at least 1 and 3/4 for me to count it as 6/4, and 2 and a 1/4 to consider it 2 inch thickness.
    If its 8 and 3/4 wide, I count it as 8. Im very in my favor when I estimate wood. So I know my count is way low from what I got, but my list is my base, and thats how I figure the price. 25 or 40 bf extra of odd sizes I dont even count.( I didnt realize how much 6/4 and 8/4 maple I bought)
    look at that first picture, some nice 1.5 inch 20 inch boards of mahogany.Click image for larger version. 

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    and for those that think Im slacking off not working on anything, heres the smalls Im gluing up for the heartshape bowls,mahogany and ashClick image for larger version. 

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ID:	41770(the template is on the table, and I got the router bit and extender). The white oak vanity is near finish, and next to that is the parts cabinet Im sanding down to raw steel and spray painting, just not sure if I want it blue or black.Click image for larger version. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    around 252bf on the ash
    thats pretty good, because only what I counted, not counting it all, I got 235.5 bf, so you are very close, probably closer than my fast count leaving out some ash., there were some 2x3 posts, I didnt bother to count.

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    Wow Allen you got enough lumber there to look like a lumber yard. Way to go. What a nice haul.
    cheers

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    I think my wood guy is pretty sharp.
    Since I dont count actual thickness the way a lumber yard would, even if its a close cut, they would still charge for thickness.
    Most of the stuff I purchased is in the 5/4 to 6/4 range, and I count most of it as 1 flat.
    I didnt bother counting alot of the strips and smaller pieces.
    My total came out to 640 bf. Over 115 of that was mahogany, not that I would have purchased alot of odd ball sizes, just total bf. 130+ was maple.Ash and white oak was over 350 bf together, and then some odds and ends, like chestnut, beech, birch, not much but I counted it in.

    He guesstimated my load at 730-780 bf total, he said maybe even 800, so he said give me 800 bucks, one dollar per bf for whatever I had.

    Ok, a good deal for me, not a great deal to have to stock up on.
    If I was more accurate Id say my count would go way up to well over 700 bf.

    I just feel when purchasing wood cheap on a closeout kind of deal, I should be getting a tremendous bargain.

    My lathe is unaccessable right now, all the wood leaning against the table its on.
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