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A small load of logs and slabs for some projects. About a $100.00 worth. I drive 90 miles one way to an amish community. There is a mill with piles of logs and Joseph the owner will cut just about any dimension you want.

-- Lance, southwest Missouri,

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#1 posted 07-26-2010 04:11 AM

The amish was using electricity? lol

-- M.K.

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#2 posted 07-26-2010 04:14 AM

Is that flame box elder on the right side? Sure is a nice looking red color.


-- A veteran is someone who, at one point in his/her life, wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America," for an amount of "up to and including his/her life".

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#3 posted 07-26-2010 04:53 AM

ain’t life a bitch…

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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#4 posted 07-26-2010 05:49 AM

That is $100 worth of wood???!!! I’m moving to your neck of the woods! WOW!

-- “Once more unto the breach, dear friends...” Henry V - Act III, Scene I

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#5 posted 07-26-2010 10:43 AM

Great buy Lance.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#6 posted 07-26-2010 11:59 AM

The Amish are great people. Be sure to stay for dinner, if invited.
Eastern red cedar is considered a weed around here.
I love the stuff.

-- 温故知新

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#7 posted 07-26-2010 03:27 PM

Beautiful slabs. Looks like you have a great source for your wood. It always helps when you can get your lumber at a very reasonable price, rather than paying top dollar. Congratulations.

-- I've never seen a tree that I wouldn't like to repurpose into a project. I love the smell of wood in the morning - it smells like victory.

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#8 posted 07-26-2010 08:17 PM

Looks like a great deal. What is the name of the mill and where is it?

-- "The only limits to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - FDR

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#9 posted 07-27-2010 12:47 PM

Just a little note. If you decide you can’t use that load of “ugly” wood let me know I’ll take it off your hands. Those slabs look like about 10/4’s, Beautiful color to them, wish we had some of that around here. The best I can get is shipped to me from northern Michigan.
That load will make some gorgeous furniture! Good score.
Oh, go ahead and gloat!

Bob G.

-- BobG, Lowell, Arkansas--------My goal in life is to be the kind of person my dog thinks I am! Make more saw dust!!

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#10 posted 07-27-2010 07:26 PM

Ron said it…THAT is $100 worth of wood? What the hell have I been doing!

Great find!

-- "Hey, you dang woodchucks! Quit chuckin' my wood!"

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#11 posted 07-28-2010 01:25 AM

Thanks for all the comments fellow wood workers, the wood in the truck made 3 pieces of the furniture on my projects list. I retailed the projects at $1,300.00 they were all pre sold. NO gloating here just feel blest to work the wood and make something beautiful. The prices are going up, several people have located this mill and bought just about all the cedar this guy had and he is having a hard time know getting loads of it in.


-- Lance, southwest Missouri,

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#12 posted 07-29-2010 05:43 PM

Scored! A post like this just gets my blood running. Now I will just need to go out to the wood pile and make some saw dust.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#13 posted 08-01-2010 05:30 AM

witch part of amish country did u go to indiana, southern oio or pennsilvania i live around the area just wondering

-- garage woodworker

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#14 posted 08-01-2010 02:48 PM

we have an amish family about 10 min away that has a saw mill and they say he is the best price to have it cut up he has given me some slab wood so i can redo my coal bin great people

-- Richie, PA - " from rough cut to fine rustic furniture "

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#15 posted 12-19-2015 10:35 PM

Most of the wood the amish mill around me still need to be kiln dried, and that is whybits so cheap.

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