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Rescued Wood #15: First Word-of-Mouth Referral

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Blog entry by PG_Zac posted 02-01-2010 10:41 PM 946 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 14: Beauty IN the Beast Part 15 of Rescued Wood series Part 16: My Drying Room (Kiln?) »

I spent several days of the last few weeks slabbing a large Eucalyptus in a very public place (See my Rescued Wood Posts 8, 9, 10 11, 13), and many people stopped by to watch what I was doing, and to question me about my Alaskan Mill.

One of these spectators knows someone who had cut a heavy branch off a Yellowwood tree because it was threatening his home & business. (let’s call him Jack) So, Jack is a lover of wood, but not a serious woodworker and he didn’t want to dump some beautiful wood. Through his spectator friend he managed to get my phone number and asked me to come visit him to see if his Yellowwood pile was worth trying to mill.

We struck a good deal for both of us – I mill the wood and he gets one or two planks from the larger log after drying (I get all the rest)

Here are 3 of the 5 planks milled from the larger log with my Alaksan

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and these 4 logs in the foreground are the rest of my payment, plus whatever he doesn’t take from the larger log, plus a dozen smaller off-cuts about thigh thick and just under 1m long.

-- I may be schizophrenic, but at least I have each other.



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woodworm

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#1 posted 02-02-2010 01:58 AM

I appreciate jack effort – and you’re the truly wood rescuer.
What are you thinking to make out this wood? Aren’t you going to wait for many years from now unless you have the access to klin drying facility.

Congratulations!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#2 posted 02-02-2010 02:03 AM

cool looking wood

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#3 posted 02-02-2010 06:50 AM

Great story. Love the fact you are rescuing wood from the dump or fire pit. Allways good to give back to those that help you aquire your supplies.

Thanks for posting.

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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PG_Zac

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#4 posted 02-02-2010 11:17 AM

Hi Masrol,
I’m hoping that these planks will be dry in less than 6 months – see my next blog post. I don’t have any set ideas on what to make with this wood yet, but it will be posted when it happens.

Scrappy,
All this wood that is being donated to me has been preying on my mind. My values tell me that I should be giving back, and this one is easy – Jack gets part of the haul. All the others are not so easy – I want to make something for each donor out of the wood they donated, but what? We’ll figure something out I’m sure.

-- I may be schizophrenic, but at least I have each other.

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LittlePaw

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#5 posted 02-02-2010 11:43 PM

Would you be selling any of that good looking wood?

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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PG_Zac

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#6 posted 02-03-2010 09:03 AM

LittlePaw – Selling the wood is an option I am considering, but that is currently not the intent. I will nevertheless seriously consider any requests from possible buyers.

-- I may be schizophrenic, but at least I have each other.

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#7 posted 02-03-2010 11:50 PM

If you have any natural edge slabs 4/4 to 6/4, suitable for end tables, night stands and coffee table, please email me some pictures along with prices, please. I am interested.

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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PG_Zac

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#8 posted 02-04-2010 11:27 PM

LittlePaw – I would happily quote you some of these slabs, but the shipping costs from South Africa to the USA would probably be prohibitive.

If you’d seriously like to look into the option, please send me a PM.

Cheers.

-- I may be schizophrenic, but at least I have each other.

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LittlePaw

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#9 posted 02-04-2010 11:43 PM

S. Africa? I didn’t know! Yah, the shipping most likely would make it prohibitive. Thanx though. I sure wouldn’t mind finding some closer to home. Here in n central Oklahoma, there just aren’t a lot of beautiful wood available. So I’m always and constantly looking for anything interesting. Anyone out there know of any good wood source close to Tulsa, OK? I would really like to find one – or two!

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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