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Blog entry by grizzman posted 12-08-2011 07:24 PM 1591 reads 0 times favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch

well my fellow wood workers, i have scored a truck load of some of the best lumber you can get for what was the timbers and wood that built this country, YES, antique southern yellow heart pine, i have 4 boards that are almost 15 inches wide, and they are 18 1/2 feet long…..with parts that have growth rings so close, its hard to count them…..and the rest of the wood , they are all 18 feet long, but just not as wide, these boards have been laying flat in the atic of a very old house since around 1920…no nails holes…just a little white wash on one side…but these are prime boards, and for now…there in my lumbers stores…, so i wanted to share my good fortune and let you see what i have gotten…they dont come like this anymore…grizz

and here is a picture of a few smaller pieces that i planed to see the beauty..

and one last shot

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



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#1 posted 12-08-2011 07:28 PM

great score grizz

now to work
to work
to buy a fat pig

or build a big box

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 12-08-2011 07:31 PM

Sweet!

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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#3 posted 12-08-2011 07:31 PM

Niiice!!!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 12-08-2011 07:37 PM

gonna share?

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#5 posted 12-08-2011 07:38 PM

That is amazing! You got the tools, you’ve got the knowledge, now the wood, can’t wait to see what comes out of it.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#6 posted 12-08-2011 07:40 PM

Wow grizzman, absolutely a great gloat. Man I see hope chest, corner cupboard or one massive table. I bet they will smell like pine cones when you start cutting into them.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#7 posted 12-08-2011 08:03 PM

Let me be the first to say it: YOU SUCK!

But it’s a great find anyway.

Build something beautiful like you always do and show us!

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#8 posted 12-08-2011 08:09 PM

Very nice score, Grizz

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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#9 posted 12-08-2011 08:15 PM

Nice catch Grizz. I got a piece of Sapele the other day 17 1/2” wide and 3’ long. I’m going to make the top for my bath vanity with it.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#10 posted 12-08-2011 08:19 PM

Nice….

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#11 posted 12-08-2011 08:38 PM

i suggest making an old ice box. Nice score Grizzman … nothin better than posting something with the word GLOAT in it.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#12 posted 12-08-2011 08:50 PM

Nothing is better than sharing a good gloat – and you can really share by sending me some of those beautiful boards….LOL. Very nice stuff and they will make a project really pop with that very nice grain. I would be those are from some larger older growth trees….which are very hard to find these days due to the increased logging and demand.

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

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#13 posted 12-08-2011 09:02 PM

you are right about coming from old growth, and the tree’s these came from are no longer logged, this wood is what they built america with back in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s…....they logged them almost to extinction, there is a very small spot of acres left that has some of these tree’s…i would like to go see them some day, but ive got all of this heart pine in my house, and there are some boards that you cant count the rings, there so tight…and some are so heavy because there full of pitch…they are beautiful…i know a lot of wood workers poo poo pine, but this is different, this wood is rated as being as hard as oak…and it is… ive built with this wood for 15 years now…and i have a lot of it, and any time i get a chance to get more, i get it…but i dont have any more room for any more wood…..if you could see what i have in storage, you would pop…..ive got enough of this old wood to last me my life time…....i just aquired some a few months ago that has a beautiful bead milled into it..my trailer is full….if anyone is ever around central alabama, and they want some….im always willing to share some….thanks for the posts…grizz

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

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#14 posted 12-08-2011 09:06 PM

Congrats…put them to good use.

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#15 posted 12-08-2011 09:21 PM

Great score Grizz. It’s great to have old timbers like that. You know, “If wood could speak.” sort of thing. Congrats and have fun with it.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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