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    Weekend Auctions

    Well I made it to all 3 weekend auctions. Saturdays wasn't much, killed a little time. First one today was a bunch of junk, I have enough, so I left. Auction #3, high noon start time, I figured it might turn out alright. Didn't see much at first. Get to talking to the owners son. Tells me his dad, now deceased, used to build violins in his spare time. Really says I. Yea, all the wood over in the old outbuilding is going to be sold. So I go check it out, not a bad stash of wood. Maple of sort sorts. Don't want to look too hard, others are watching. Oh yea, bunch of Oak in the loft of the garage. Checked that out as well. Bought the whole contents on the garage loft..........$2. Bought the whole contents of the outbuilding.....$5.

    Long Leaf/ Heart pine


    The Maple


    All this cut to 2'-3"





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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Southwood View Post
    W Bought the whole contents on the garage loft..........$2. Bought the whole contents of the outbuilding.....$5.
    Thief...THIEF
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    What Don said is most correct! I've never found deals like those.
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    Plus 2 on what Don said.

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    Nasty spots and ripples all thru that so called wood good thing you aren't a long way from me so I can save you from such terrible stuff, 7 bucks invested isn't such a lost for such bad wood















    as Don said THIEF.....................................or is is right place tight time

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    I have to go back and clean out the garage loft yet. Bunch of stuff up there.

    It was mostly people being to lazy to see what was there. All people want to buy is what they can hold and see real quick. If I wasn't there all the wood would have been sold for kindling for the woodstoves. Or tossed in a pile and lit up.

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    ?!?!? Oh my, sombody got ripped off...

    But it wasnt' you!
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    I hear stories all the time from relatives, friends, of the amazing buys they find sometimes.
    I feel some people may just want an area cleaned out, and they dont really think some old boards have any value since its been sitting there for a long time.

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    Steve, I've got a couple of instruments I'm thinking of making...

    1) Tenor Uke, 2) semi hollow body guitar. If you wanna get rid of any of the figured stuff, let me know...
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    All I gota say is SCORE
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