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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM

    Some More Free Wood

    I found this waiting for me when I came home a few nights ago:

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    It was left by the guys who do our lawn every week. The lead guy asked me a while back if I could use any wood (he'd seen some of my stashes around the yard). Who was I to say no? I'm pretty sure it's more alder, but if you can identify it from the pics, please let me know if you think it's something different. (Oh, and you can disregard the couple old, cracked chunks of ironbark red eucalyptus in the pile. That's the darker, rougher barked stuff.)

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    I got about half way through the new stuff last night before my back told me it was time to quit. It's relatively light wood, but my back doesn't do bending and stooping very well anymore. Here's the stash so far:

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    And say what you will about my cheapie Poulan "Wild Thing" chainsaw, it still will fling the wood chips and curlies:

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    I roughed out a hollow form last night...looks like this'll be some nice stuff.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Rio Rancho, NM
    Vaughn, it looks like "junk" wood to me so just send it here and I'll take care of it for you!

    Nice gloat!!!!

    Nancy (125 days)
    Nancy Laird
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Goodland, Kansas
    Nice haul Vaughn. That ought to keep you out of trouble for a day or two.
    Bernie W.

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  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Tokyo Japan
    Hey Vaughn.............. YOU SUCK!!
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

  5. #5
    Gotta love the free stuff. Especially delivered to your door!

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Mason Michigan
    Nice haul Vaughn!

    You will put it to good use.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    North Ogden, Utah
    Looks like some purty wood Vaughn. But from the beautiful work you've been turning out lately, it could be petrified cow pucky and you'd find a way to make it look good.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM

    Quick Update

    Well, I got the rest of the wood cut up and sealed yesterday afternoon. Here's the final damages...24 blanks, including two that have already been roughed out (so they're not in the pics).

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    And the Wild Thing, once again victorious.

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    It was suggested by someone that this might be beech wood, not alder. I'm going to do some research on that, but if you have any ideas about what kind of wood this is, please chime in.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

  9. #9
    Nice haul Vaughn......uh wait a minute.....You didn't haul it..

    Nice gift Vaughn!

    I've found a gift of sorts on my porch recently....some from Texas..some from Arkansas........some from Idaho......
    Last edited by Ken Fitzgerald; 08-19-2007 at 09:54 PM.

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