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A truck load of plywood on Hwy 50 outside of Baltimore on 6-21-11

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Blog entry by Karson posted 06-22-2011 05:13 AM 6307 reads 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This Semi-truck passed me on my way home tonight from Baltimore. It was a full Semi with about 10 Skids of Plywood and they all had this label on them.

I don’t know to where they were going and I hope I don’t find them in the back of my van.

Sorry about the quality of the picture. My wife took it while traveling about 60 MPH.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †



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BarbS

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#1 posted 06-22-2011 05:22 AM

Rejects? Oh, LOL… who do you suppose is receiving? That is too funny. Thanks for sharing that, Karson.

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/

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#2 posted 06-22-2011 05:55 AM

I must say, I hope it can be recycled/repurposed in some way and not be discarded and wasted, but at the same time, I hope its going to be used for something suitable and not back on the shelves under disguise.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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lew

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#3 posted 06-22-2011 06:26 AM

Headed south. Maybe another hotel in Ocean City ;^)

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#4 posted 06-22-2011 07:02 AM

I’m with Sharon. I hope it can be re-used or re-manufactured in some way to avoid huge waste.
I long for the days when I was young and 3/4” plywood was 3/4” plywood.

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#5 posted 06-22-2011 07:12 AM

It will be sold to someone who will get away with using it somewhere it shouldn’t be. Wonder where it came from? Wonder who rejected it ? :-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Bob Kollman

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#6 posted 06-22-2011 08:20 AM

Don’t worry Karson, there all on there way to the Kenosha Menards, that guy hasn’t missed
a delivery in 7 years.

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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ellen35

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#7 posted 06-22-2011 12:45 PM

I think I bought a piece of that stuff at Home Depot… more voids than a cheese slicer!
Called a “handy panel”... handy my foot!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#8 posted 06-22-2011 12:58 PM

Maybe a ship load of it was used in the McGuire Bldg in Seattle, 9 years old, 25 story apartment building that is being torn down because of construction deficiencies.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Occie gilliam

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#9 posted 06-22-2011 01:05 PM

Hi Karson and all
Maybe this is the beginning of the turn around, remember when every thing
from Japan was junk? china has got some growing up to do. Us made is the word here in Costa Rica.

-- OC down in Costa Rica. come down and see me some time. I'll keep the light on for you too-oc@hotmail.com mail.com

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CampD

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#10 posted 06-22-2011 01:36 PM

The “Rejects” stamp is only on maybe 5 panels of each lift, the rest will get distribited somewhere ;^

-- Doug...

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mmh

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#11 posted 06-22-2011 03:38 PM

They may have been on their way to a new building site. Any new developments in the neighborhood spotted lately?

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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MedicKen

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#12 posted 06-22-2011 03:49 PM

About a week ago I passed a semi that was parked on the side of the highway and loaded with what lloked like old barn beams. It all appeared to be maple, 8/4 to 16/4 12” wide and 16’ lengths. I have a pretty good idea of where they were headed and should follow up on them. I wanted to stop and talk to the guy but I dont hink it would look right loading the lumber in an ambulance…...lol

-- My job is to give my kids things to discuss with their therapist....medic20447@gmail.com

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BarbS

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#13 posted 06-22-2011 04:47 PM

Ha! Ken, I know how you feel. I drive a tour bus and once coming back empty I was So-o-o tempted to stop at a lumber mill and load up the bays. Just my luck, I thought, Someone would see me and call the boss about it!

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/

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superstretch

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#14 posted 06-22-2011 05:44 PM

It was clearly headed to the nearest HD or Lowes for retail sale (after a quick sand to remove the stamp)

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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Grumpy

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#15 posted 06-23-2011 12:07 AM

I’ll keep my eye open down under in case they turn up here. LOL

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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