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Blog entry by YBNORMAL posted 11-07-2011 at 01:34 PM 1063 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This story starts off sad, but ends happily for me at least. A local sawyer passed away last month and the family is having trouble getting rid of all the “STUFF” he has acuminated in his long lifetime. One of the items that they were particularly interested in liquidating was his inventory of wood. LOTS OF WOOD. This gentleman had several large warehouses full of lumber of different kinds. Thousands upon Thousands of board foot of Cyprus, cherry, heart pine, SYP, white oak, red oak, etc. Well just so happens my wife’s cousin made an offer to the estate and purchased the whole lot for a unbelievable price. He was really only interested in the cypress and heart pine, he offered me the rest if i would just move it. OK!, Well about a thousand trips later we have moved what I estimate to be about 100 tons of lumber to our location. If anyone in the Albany Ga. area needs pine or oak, I have the market cornered, give me call.

YBNORMAL!



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David Grimes

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#1 posted 11-07-2011 at 01:37 PM

Too lucky ! You must be a preacher’s son.. ;=)

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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#2 posted 11-07-2011 at 01:43 PM

Nice, good luck with the sale. Congrats on the score.

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#3 posted 11-07-2011 at 02:53 PM

I am not normal, does that count?

Boy I would like to help you out, but too far away. Drat.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#4 posted 11-07-2011 at 03:07 PM

I used to live in Albany, GA. After reading your post, wish I was still close.

-- The more I work with wood the more I recognize only God can make something as beautiful as a tree. I hope my humble attempts at this craft do justice by His masterpiece. -- Tim

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YBNORMAL

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#5 posted 11-07-2011 at 04:31 PM

Picture added, This is just a small view of what was there,

YBNORMAL!

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David Grimes

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#6 posted 11-07-2011 at 09:15 PM

So that’s why I couldn’t reach you Saturday… Best excuse not to answer a phone I EVER saw !

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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PurpLev

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#7 posted 11-07-2011 at 09:22 PM

wow, that is insane! good find

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

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ShaneA

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#8 posted 11-07-2011 at 10:44 PM

More wood than I ever could have imagined, wow that is a lot. Going to be an undertaking to sell it. Best of luck.

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#9 posted 11-08-2011 at 01:19 PM

Thats about the biggest score I’ve seen in a long time. Let me be the first to say it “you suck”.

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#10 posted 11-08-2011 at 05:07 PM

Sorry to hear about his passing. Did the man ever get a chance to make anything?

-- Jay in Changsha

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#11 posted 11-08-2011 at 05:17 PM

Now I know where all the good red oak has been hiding. Wish I was in your area to score some of that…..but it costs more to ship the wood now then it does to buy it. I haven’t had a chance for even a minimal wood gloat yet so I will just have to live vicariously through someone else’s.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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YBNORMAL

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#12 posted 11-08-2011 at 06:48 PM

I dont think this man ever built anything, he just collected (junk) the metal salvage people have been there for weeks hauling off truckload after truckload of junk. I think he had become a hoarder like you see on TV, Just a much larger scale. the site must have 10 acres with 12 or 15 large warehouses full of junk. There were several LARGE jointer and planers there. But they were way too large for my needs. I think the jointer alone must have weighed a ton. I think it was 12 or 14 inches wide and i think the bed was 8 or 9 feet. Large hunk of iron.

YBNORMAL!

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#13 posted 11-08-2011 at 07:41 PM

WOW EEE what a find. Congrats.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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