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    Forgive me for I lust............

    Turning is an addiction. A few months ago, one of my customers spouse became a dealer of mine. He supplies that which feeds my addiction. Tuesday my dealer called and told me that the large burly maple tree in his Dad's front yard was coming down on Thursday. I called Woodcraft in Spokane Wednesday morning and bought some sealer and had a courier service pick it up.Wednesday afternoon it was on my door step. Cost me $10 for same day service and it's 110 miles away. Couldn't drive it in my wifes Honda for that. I'd been driving by looking at this burly monster for several months. Yesterday it came down............Check this out. I sure wished I had a bigger lathe!

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    Forgive me for I lust!

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    Wow! I see a buncha great gunstocks in that. You might be needing a larger chainsaw and a very large bandsaw.

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    So Ken, anything you can't handle you can send to me.

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    Ken, get as much of that as you can!!

    build, borrow or buy a chainsaw mill, anything too big, cut it up for lumber but leave it THICK and you can still turn a LOT out of it, maybe even figure a way to sell some and BUY that darn bigger lathe!

    The wood, once cut up and sealed will wait for the bigger lathe, don't let the lathe you have now limit the take!

    GREAT gloat!
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    Stu......I'm working but Mike is going for the big boy today. He's got a Stihl 076? IIRC with a 40" bar. He's going to slab it and seal it. That's the only way he thought he'd get the weight down to a level that he could load it.

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    Ken, send any extra on over here.
    A very wise man once said.......
    "I'll take my chances with Misseurs Smith and Wesson. "

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    Mr. Fitzgerald we can't have you lusting like that on a family forum. So load it up, get to Steve Ash and myself. We will dispose of it for you. Right Steve.
    Bernie W.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bernie Weishapl View Post
    Mr. Fitzgerald we can't have you lusting like that on a family forum. So load it up, get to Steve Ash and myself. We will dispose of it for you.

    good idea Bernie...I don't mind sharing at all.

    ...tell ya what Ken, I'll even send ya a couple of bucks to cover shipping to Bernie's and my place.....

    We just hate to see you lusting so badly and want to really help you out.
    A very wise man once said.......
    "I'll take my chances with Misseurs Smith and Wesson. "

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    A matter of perspective

    It's incredible how large that main crotch burl is. ......Here's a photo of my local wood "pusher" who feeds my addiction.......The bar on his large saw is 42" IIRC.......check out the size of that burl.....his saw will NOT cut through it as he's slabbing it for me....


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    Sorry Ken, but I might just have to report this post as Wood turner's Porn!

    Boy you had better put that stuff to good use!
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
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