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Blog entry by cajunpen posted 06-08-2014 09:48 PM 1866 reads 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It finally happened to me. My Cousin, who lives in Mississippi, called and asked if I could use some wood – Can I ever :-)!!!!! I met him in Franklinton, LA (about half way to his house) and he had the back end of his pickup loaded! He had cut 3 1×12x10’ boards of Walnut (beautiful stuff) in half. His Dad purchased this wood from a local mill about 30 years ago and had it stored in his shed all that time. I ws afraid that it would be cupped, checked and mostly unusable – but it was flat relatively unchecked and beautiful! He also had 2 boards of Pecan, 2 boards of Red Oak, 2 boards of Red Cedar all measuring 1×10x5”and several large chucks of Walnut. Can I tell you how happy I am!!!!

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#1 posted 06-08-2014 09:58 PM

Lucky! Luck!

Someone is smiling down on you.

-- jroot

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#2 posted 06-08-2014 10:26 PM

woot ! looks like a whole bunch of fun !

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#3 posted 06-08-2014 10:33 PM

congrats thats a very nice haul!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#4 posted 06-08-2014 10:34 PM


-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#5 posted 06-08-2014 10:34 PM

im so happy for you bill, well i guess this cancels out you coming this way, well the wood i had stored for you for turning will still be here if you ever do come this way, i cant wait to see what you start making with this new gloat, congrats friend….!!!

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#6 posted 06-08-2014 11:25 PM

I am always looking for these things, never find them. Great find.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#7 posted 06-08-2014 11:38 PM

Good score…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#8 posted 06-08-2014 11:58 PM

It couldn’t of happened to a better guy. Just think of the fun you will have thinking of what to do with it. And you know it’s dry.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#9 posted 06-09-2014 12:10 AM

Congratulations on a very nice bit of luck.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#10 posted 06-09-2014 12:20 AM

You are one fortunate guy Bill.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#11 posted 06-09-2014 12:26 AM

Great score!

You do realize that you are now obligated to make him a nice “thank you” gift from some of this wood?

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#12 posted 06-09-2014 01:00 AM

Most awesome…! Now, Whatcha gonna build first?

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#13 posted 06-09-2014 02:38 AM

Some great looking wood.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#14 posted 06-11-2014 01:15 PM

Whoop Whoop!!!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#15 posted 06-11-2014 01:19 PM


-- Custom furniture

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