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Blog entry by RusticElements posted 05-12-2008 10:13 PM 1278 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This weekend I was at a flea market and a guy stopped by to look at my stuff and said his nephew has a furniture shop and keeps giving him scraps to burn. He said some of it was just too nice to burn so he kept it aside. I gave him a spoon for this:

I see a lot of laminated cutting boards, spoons and other stuff in these boxes :).
Another guy purchased an oak salad set. He said he makes bowls and would like to offer salad sets with his bowls made from the same wood as the bowls but has no interest in making them. I stopped by his place and now it looks like I have a quasi contract for multiple salad sets :).
Even a flea market can pay off some times!

-- Michael R. Harvey - Brewster, NY - - -

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#1 posted 05-12-2008 10:26 PM

Dawg! Nice trade.


-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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#2 posted 05-12-2008 11:28 PM

This is a wonderful deal. I love seeing posts like this. This was a winner for everyone involved.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 05-12-2008 11:33 PM

scraps, like a dog at a butcher shop, salivating allowed….nice swap….

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#4 posted 05-13-2008 12:21 AM

Nice work… Nearly free wood and a business agreement to boot! Not a bad weekend!

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#5 posted 05-13-2008 01:14 AM

You are one lucky fella Mike.

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

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#6 posted 05-13-2008 04:48 AM

I’m droolin’ here! Looks to be a great variety!

-- I'm a wood magician... I can turn fine lumber into firewood before your very eyes! - Please visit and sign up for my project updates!

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#7 posted 05-13-2008 05:00 AM

man oh man i gotta get to some flee markets and auctions this summer…all you guys are making me crazy with all the great deals I am seeing people fine—-congrats!!! cant wait to see the beautiful work!!!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#8 posted 05-13-2008 05:56 AM

I’ll give you two spoons!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#9 posted 05-13-2008 01:49 PM

I’m hoping to stumble on such a deal as this. I get depressed every time I go to the lumber warehouse and look at the prices. I would just love it if I could go back some yrs. ago when I could have filled my truck up for free many times over. At the time I was working for a Tree surgeon. Oh well. Glad you hit the “Jack Pot!”

-- JJohn

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#10 posted 09-06-2008 04:01 AM

great score, I need to go rescue some wood from my wife’s fire company field days. They cook their chickens on a live fire, fueled by scraps from Stickley in Fayetteville. Yes, That Stickley… couple of years back I rescued a bunch of 8/4 Mahagony after the field days, I didn’t poke around in there yet this year, but now that I have a lathe, you can bet I will!

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1

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