It pays to chat about the weather

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Blog entry by dustbunny posted 07-23-2009 10:48 PM 1040 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So I’ve seen many posts about wood gloats, now I finally have one of my own.

I struck up a conversation at work with someone I don’t really know, the best topic, the weather, as usual. This summer Connecticut weather is more like Seattle weather, it has rained almost every day. I asked her if it was raining out, and she said yes, but not like last Friday. She then tells me that a tornado touched down in her backyard and she lost about fifteen trees….blah blah blah. On my way back to the OR I stop and asked her what kind of trees? She says, hickory and cherry. I tell her I will be right over to get some that weekend. The next day she tells me the wood guy came that morning and took all but the cherry trunk which he cut into three pieces for me. NICE !!
They are about 16” to 18” in diameter and 24” high. They are already starting to crack, so I have to debark and seal them right away.

My car smells like heaven…. with cherries on top. LOL


Look at that color….

-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~

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#1 posted 07-23-2009 10:52 PM

I talk to everyone and always come away with something positive from it..
good haul … keep it up..

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#2 posted 07-23-2009 11:06 PM

I brought my muscle man with me to pick these up. He thinks their about 50 lbs a piece. I didn’t weigh them, I took his word for it. I could have loaded them myself for sure, but I had back surgery a few years ago and would rather not tempt fate.
I plan on turning a large salad bowl with one of these next year…when they have dried.

Larry, I totally agree with you. There is always someone out there who either knows or has something you can use. I keep trying to find them…...


-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~

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#3 posted 07-23-2009 11:07 PM

lol, I was talking to a friend of mine couple of weeks ago, and she told me there was a tornado alarm for worcester area…. I told he “no way” ....

I guess I was wrong :oS – but at least it made someone happy…

looks fantastic. what are you going to use this for? any plans?

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

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#4 posted 07-23-2009 11:11 PM

I told the woman I got them from I would turn her a platter. Maybe some pens, and band saw boxes too?

That was probably the same storm, I’m about 30 minutes south of Worcester, pronounced Woosta- LOL


-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~

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#5 posted 07-23-2009 11:11 PM

gosh, I can smell it from hear. nice hall for sure. just a suggestion. you probable know already, but just in case. you may wont to paint the ends. so they don’t check or crack on you. very pretty wood for sure.

-- If you don't learn from the past, your doomed to repeat it.

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#6 posted 07-24-2009 12:24 AM

nice score, but why wait turn them green then return them when they dry. it will be alot faster that way.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#7 posted 07-24-2009 12:38 AM

super find

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#8 posted 07-24-2009 02:49 AM

The Hickory would have been neat too. Tough to work but nice looking…
Lucky you!!!!!!

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#9 posted 07-24-2009 07:28 AM

Don’t forget to bring something that you’ve made from these to Purplev’s picnic this fall : )

If I pawk my caw in Woosta , will you drive me home ? LOL

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#10 posted 07-24-2009 11:49 AM

Dem is some nice chunks of wood. I think talking to strangers may just be a skill worth developing.

-- Working at Woodworking

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