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Blog entry by grizzman posted 06-07-2012 01:17 AM 8412 reads 0 times favorited 35 comments Add to Favorites Watch

well fellow jocks today started out with a small wood gloat, i was blessed with the opportunity of going into some friends land where a tornado went through and salvage some wood that was there, one was a good size dog wood tree, and the other was a very large mimosa tree, i found out that mimosa is a beautiful wood, and i wanted to try working with it, so i took the larger trunks to my local sawyer and while there, i was given a rare opportunity , if you have been to a sawyers wood lot, well there can be some huge amounts of woods he has built up with what he doesn’t sell as there smaller pieces or they might be the leftovers from wood he has worked, well today when i left, instead of an empty truck, i left with a truck full of very good woods, walnut, cypress, oak and red cedar, the walnut i got is some of the most beautiful pieces Ive seen here, and so i was extremely happy with the sawyers generosity and wore myself out today adding to my already very large stores of wood, i shall add a few pictures to show the moment…and if any of you would like to share your good fortunes of wood gloat stories, i would like to read them here…thanks for reading the blog, you will see some of the beautiful wood i have gotten in future projects…grizzman and

the truck was full to the top

and you can see a small example of what i brought home.

and one last parting shot from the back of the truck!

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

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#1 posted 06-07-2012 01:22 AM

great score grizz

looks like some nice wood

that sawyer was a good man too

happy for you

now go and eat some more kraut
so you can build something tomorrow

-- 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 06-07-2012 01:24 AM

Sickening from someone that has no access to any of that. But I am happy for you. Wish I were there to trade you out of some!

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 06-07-2012 01:26 AM

Wow that’s an amazing collection of wood congrats Bob.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#4 posted 06-07-2012 01:31 AM

Nice, I see some attractive pieces in there. Congrats.

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#5 posted 06-07-2012 01:37 AM

Somebody must be living right. Way to go Grizz. Congratulations on the score and best wishes as you take your time working through all that wonderful wood.

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

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#6 posted 06-07-2012 01:39 AM

thanks david , it sure was a surprise when i found all that he had way on back where he has a small little shop he works , its away from his main large shop, and the ideal place work when you dont want any one bothering you…and i do happen to have a full jar of the pickled cabbage…

monte im sorry you dont have some of these woods there, i would love to trade with you, dont you need a vacation, ive got a lot of this and other wood i know you would love to get your hands on, so as monty hall says, come on down…

hey jim, thanks , and yea , that is what i said when i saw what he had back there…wow..but i got over the shock quickly and started loading…:))

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

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#7 posted 06-07-2012 01:41 AM

Nice wood gloat!

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#8 posted 06-07-2012 01:46 AM

The wood nympts have been good to you. I am so jealous.

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

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#9 posted 06-07-2012 01:46 AM

Wow Grizz. Who’s gonna be a busy boy then?
Fantastic haul.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#10 posted 06-07-2012 01:49 AM

Way to go Grizz. I liked the first pic (I knew you were a tree hugger). Great score and I know beautiful projects are forthcoming to amaze and entertain us.

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

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#11 posted 06-07-2012 01:51 AM

My nephew lives in Alabama. I may need to send him to see you on his way to Texas!!

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

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#12 posted 06-07-2012 01:51 AM

WHAT?!? no dress??

nice find. those logs have some pretty amazing grain patterns going there.

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

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#13 posted 06-07-2012 01:59 AM

Great score Grizz!!! Congrats!!!

That tall piece in the last picture would make a great looking top for a coffee table.

There are some great looking pieces in there. Now we want to see what you make of them.

-- 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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#14 posted 06-07-2012 02:06 AM

Nice haul, Bob!

Be looking forward to seeing the Dogwood when it is sliced up. Here those rarely get over a few inches in diameter.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#15 posted 06-07-2012 02:09 AM

That is disgusting, that is way too much for one woodie, if i was living close to you Griz I would have helped you load the truck LOL.
Great stach Mate, guess we will see a flood of new projects for the Grizzman .. (’’’’‘)

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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