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Blog entry by poopiekat posted 1216 days ago 2109 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

And so it goes, according to Jerry Garcia! Is Karma involved here? Anyhoo, I was at one of few places in the city that actually has some interesting hardwoods. Their main focus is moldings, and they have an offcut box that generally goes unnoticed, but I have bought quite a few shorts of 2×6 maple and poplar, the ends of slabs that have checking or fade and unworthy/unsafe to put through their molders and shapers. They usually charge me a buck apiece, but today a sales clerk I’d not seen before tried to bite me in the ass for $15 for 3 small pieces and started barking at me about what a great deal it was. I politely refused and walked out.
Later, I went to work, and there was an email waiting for me, the 5-S co-ordinator had a load of dunnage wood for me, and I nearly fell over when I saw it! Fifty more pieces of American red beech 2” x 2” x 30” long!! Yahoo! One piece of 3” x 4” Black Walnut, 48 inches long!! and some red oak timbers of the same dimension as the walnut. Here they are: Photobucket
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Sooo.. A well-spent day after all. That load in my truck, plus which also included dozens of poplar/tulipwood 3X3X12 turning blanks not pictured, was mine for $10, the standard charge for a load of discarded lumber where I work. It’s used primarily for keeping heavy machinery stabilized in tractor-trailer flatbeds, or rail line usage. I’m happy!

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!



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Padre

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#1 posted 1216 days ago

Great find!!! I am jealous :)

-- Chip -----------http://www.penmanchip.com-----------------Micah 6:8

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poopiekat

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#2 posted 1216 days ago

Hi Padre!
From an earlier score of those beech 2×2’s I made my wife’s piano bench, well the spindles and legs, anyway:
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/24249 and I’m looking for a similar project. I’ve made also a butcher-block 30” X 30” benchtop for my vise bench and grinders. If all I had was scrap paper, I’d make origami! I just use what comes my way, and try to be resourceful.

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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Bertha

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#3 posted 1216 days ago

You, my friend, are enjoying the Karma.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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BigTiny

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#4 posted 1216 days ago

“Happy” “HAPPY”? Is that all? Not “Elated” or “ecstatic”, just “happy”?

Talk about understated! (grin)

If that walnut is in need of a good home and you happen to be passing through Winnipeg in the next little while…

(hint hint, drool drool)

And of course you wouldn’t want it to feel lonely on the trip, so you would feel obligated to bring a couple of pieces of the beech to keep it company. (grin)

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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poopiekat

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#5 posted 1216 days ago

Hey, Tiny….
You never did answer me, when I asked if you ever got your lathe stand for your newly acquired lathe. cuz I got one, now presently DEEEEP in storage, but going into my yard sale…which I’ve been planning for 3 years… Talk to me!

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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Jack_T

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#6 posted 1215 days ago

That is truly is a nice wood gloat. How often do they have wood like that available? Maybe I could find a similar type of business like that where I live as a source of cheap wood.

-- Jack T, John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life."

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pjones46

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#7 posted 1215 days ago

Bless you, my brother and may you use in good health.

-- God is great, the Beer is good and people are Crazy. www.pauljoneswoodworks.com

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GaryD

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#8 posted 1215 days ago

Oh man, Nice gloat!!!!!!!!

-- Gary, Little River,SC I've Learned that the Lord didn't do it all in one day and neither can I

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hairy

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#9 posted 1215 days ago

Talk about your plenty, talk about your ills…

You must be living right.

-- what a long, strange trip it's been...

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poopiekat

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#10 posted 775 days ago

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-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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Dusty56

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#11 posted 485 days ago

I politely refused and walked out.” This doesn’t sound like you , PK , were you running a fever ? JK : ) LOL

Nice haul though !! Congrats : )

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

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poopiekat

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#12 posted 485 days ago

@Dusty: Whaddya mean, ’this doesn’t sound like you’….I’m nice to everyone, unless they draw ‘First Blood’... then watch out!!! Hehehehehe. I blocked that Millwork place, LOL!!

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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Dusty56

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#13 posted 485 days ago

Have a great day , my friend : )

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

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