Wood Gloat!! (my first gloat!! woohoo!)

  • Advertise with us
Project by dakremer posted 06-25-2010 01:16 AM 3317 views 1 time favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got all this Walnut lumber from a guy who owns a personal mill. The longest pieces laying down are 7’ and it goes all the way down to 3’. The thick slabs on top are walnut as well. The boards standing in front of the stack are cherry – he threw those in for free!! The last picture is one of the walnut boards squared and cleaned up!! All the boards have been drying for 4 years. Most of them are 5/4”+ thick – the thick ones up top are about 3-4” thick. Got all of it for $60

Now…what to make….????.....(maybe a cutting board for starters..since i’m hooked..but no good at it)

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

29 comments so far

View paplou's profile


324 posts in 2000 days

#1 posted 06-25-2010 01:24 AM

it sounds like he threw it all in for free. he didn’t get enough for labor even. sometimes good luck comes our way. nice buy.


View Bearpie's profile


2587 posts in 1674 days

#2 posted 06-25-2010 01:37 AM

You can brag! That is a terrific deal, did he have any more or did you run out of money? Now have fun making sawdust and shavings.

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

View dakremer's profile


2455 posts in 1748 days

#3 posted 06-25-2010 01:41 AM

no he has TONS more…..i took maybe 1% of the walnut. He had started out wanting to create a small business selling all this wood, but it didnt take off (not sure why). he has been sitting on it forever, and so he was giving me the walnut for $1.50 a board ft, but as we were sorting through it, he kept throwing ones in for free…then at the very end he gave me all that cherry for free! I went there with only $60, and thats what I got. Next time I’ll bring more money! :)

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

View Richard 's profile


390 posts in 1777 days

#4 posted 06-25-2010 01:46 AM

Oh oh!

I see Snipe holes on the end grain of that lumber, we wouldn’t want the rest of your lumber in your shop to be infected. so I will swing by and take it off your hands. Also those fine looking clamps you made also look infected.

And besides the walnut lumber would only be a distraction from your chiropractic studies.

seriously good score on the wood, you might have to make the sawyer something.

-- Richard Boise, Idaho

View Lenny's profile


1255 posts in 2183 days

#5 posted 06-25-2010 01:52 AM

We might just have to start a new category of “super gloat”. Congrats on the awsome purchase.

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

View Loucarb's profile


2388 posts in 2101 days

#6 posted 06-25-2010 01:59 AM

Great score.

View cdbridge39's profile


154 posts in 1581 days

#7 posted 06-25-2010 02:01 AM

nice gloat there, that was a good deal !!!

-- If it ain't broke don't fix it, if you fix it make it better than it has to be.

View OttoH's profile


881 posts in 1666 days

#8 posted 06-25-2010 02:24 AM

Too bad Iowa is soooo far away, I could definately use a score like that! Congratulations and have fun in creating with your wonderful score.

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

View a1Jim's profile


112102 posts in 2233 days

#9 posted 06-25-2010 02:27 AM

Wow cool wood great deal.

-- Custom furniture

View nailbanger2's profile


962 posts in 1800 days

#10 posted 06-25-2010 02:36 AM

OK, I’m jealous! That’s what you were trying to accomplish, wasn’t it. Mission Accomplished.

-- Wish I were Norm's Nephew

View bake's profile


346 posts in 2333 days

#11 posted 06-25-2010 03:28 AM

So much wood wasted on the young. You should be out chasing girls not stuck in some dusty old shop. I’ll come and get it so you won’t have to waste all that time.

-- I love the smell of Home Depot in the morning, it smells like.......carpentry. Bake, Bar Lazy U Woodworks, Lehi,UT.

View dakremer's profile


2455 posts in 1748 days

#12 posted 06-25-2010 03:44 AM

no…..i’m not giving up my wood…... :) The sad thing is that I’l be gone for about a week after tomorrow. So wont be able to start cleaning it up until then! :(

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

View matt garcia's profile

matt garcia

1830 posts in 2328 days

#13 posted 06-25-2010 03:49 AM

Nice gloat!!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

View AaronK's profile


1397 posts in 2120 days

#14 posted 06-25-2010 04:05 AM

yeah… better go find that snipe first. i’ll look after your stash in the meantime.

View Cozmo35's profile


2198 posts in 1692 days

#15 posted 06-25-2010 04:22 AM


-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

showing 1 through 15 of 29 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics :: gardening showcase