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Project by studie posted 1774 days ago 3023 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Logger & tree topper with a sawmill, great combination. He has many fine stacks of big slabs including maple, walnut, cedar and mostly Douglas Fir. I trade him work for the right to raid the slash pile. Always some large pieces for table tops & such. My latest project is a rustic fence, now it’s time to let the wood speak to me for the design. What size and or look can I get from what is available, but that will be on a later post. For now drool at the piles of fresh cut seasoned boards & wide planks waiting for…?

-- $tudie

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#1 posted 1774 days ago

thats alot of wood

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 1774 days ago

Hi Jim, He gave me a 6×3 foot slab of 300yr old DF from a 5 foot round section. Not sure but a nice table top? Many other slabs to choose from are there. Going to raid the pile tomorrow & will post pic’s later. I hope these kind of posts are OK with Lumberjocks, we all start our work from some source of wood. Resources like this are hard to find for most, but in the Northwest we are lucky as there are TREES left! I would like to post pictures tomorrow & ask for ideas from others here as it takes a village to build the world.

-- $tudie

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#3 posted 1773 days ago

Having a hand planing contest! Bring your own sharp plane & show off your skills. The contestant who planes the most planks wins a fine Bowling trophy from Goodwill Industries! Entry fee is $40 US. Don’t forget the annual woodchopping contest later this week, lots o fun! Free stacking seminars and on site sweeping contests for the elderly & children. Entry fee $30 and probably the same trophy! RSVP as we will sure to have an overwhelming outcome as usual!

-- $tudie

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#4 posted 1773 days ago

Hey $tudie,
Sure could use some of that timber right now for our hulls.

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#5 posted 1773 days ago

$tudie, this is a wonderful post. It is nice to see that much wood waiting for a project or two! :)

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Bob A in NJ

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#6 posted 1773 days ago

I love making turned wine bottle stoppers for gifts. If you get into that, you could make about a ba-jillion of them. :-)

Nice stash of wood. Wish I had the room to store this much wood!

-- Bob A in NJ

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#7 posted 1773 days ago

me too As it stands now I need to clear things out for the trip to the sawyers on Sunday

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#8 posted 1773 days ago

I wish I could move my shop to the adjacent lot.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#9 posted 1773 days ago

wait, people are paying to do woodworking for a Bowling trophy?? haha truth is always stranger than fiction i guess =]....nice wood

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#10 posted 1770 days ago

Did anyone tell you that teasing is not nice? lol… I have a nice stack of lumber waiting to be shaped as well, not quite as large as yours in the pic, but still, always a good feeling having some planks laying around isn’t it…
Good Luck, we all look forward to future posts that show what this timber ended up being…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#11 posted 1751 days ago


-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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