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Project by EmeraldDragon posted 09-04-2012 06:18 PM 2536 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The owner of a local recycling center took a liking to me and gave me as much recycled wood as I need for free!!!!! These shipping crates are 3 feet by 4 1/2 feet plus the boards are 1 inch thick! There is so much wood at his place, he said I can come back anytime and get as much as I want. Then he took me inside the plant and in a large area, there is a man setting up a huge woodworking shop. That man told me I could work there anytime I want for free!!!! Industrial size sanders, drills, lathes….......... God blessed me today!!! Thank you, God!

-- There are countless woodworking plans but have you checked out God's plan? Jeremiah 29:11

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 09-04-2012 06:21 PM

Never enough wood. Take all you can get. Good job.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 09-04-2012 07:42 PM

I guess you have been blessed in more ways than one : )
Is this your completed project ?

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

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#3 posted 09-04-2012 07:44 PM

What a great “get” and invitation.


-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#4 posted 09-04-2012 09:32 PM

You are one lucky man.
Best of luck with your plans with it!

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Chris McDowell

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#5 posted 09-04-2012 11:46 PM

Wow, that is awesome. What a blessing for sure!

-- Chris, , FACEBOOK: , Proverbs 16:9

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#6 posted 09-05-2012 01:27 AM

I use to have a place where I could get plenty of scrap wood but sorry to say they went out of business. They had those long 8 to 10 feet pallets with plenty of 2×4’s and of course the standard shipping pallets. I was able to build several building with the scrap lumber. Some times I would just stack the pallets to make walls then tie them together. Sure miss my free scrap wood.

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina (

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#7 posted 09-05-2012 01:52 AM

It’s nice when you are smiled upon.

I work at a trailer manufacturing company and when we get steel trucks in with raw material, there is a bunch of dunnage that comes thru and there is some nice wood. Lot’s of oak, rough sawn about 3” x 3”. I recycle a lot of that at the home shop. Not to mention the tons of pine that is useful for smaller projects and trial runs, experimenting, etc.

Good Luck.

-- "We'll preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we'll sentence them to take the last step into a thousand years of darkness." R. Reagan, "The Speech", 1964

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#8 posted 09-05-2012 11:43 AM

That is awesome! God was absolutely watching over you. Great score!

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#9 posted 09-05-2012 12:41 PM

Hallelu Yah!
I pray that God will keep watching your fingers as you work with big machinery.

-- Bert

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#10 posted 09-05-2012 01:29 PM

Hey great news on the wood crate supply score! I pick up lumber and wood every chance I get. It is valuable in the hands of a craftsman. One trip to the lumber store to buy a single piece of dimensional lumber in even plain old Pine is a quick lesson on how costly the stuff is. Also no telling what you can learn working in that woodworking shop, even when not getting paid. I wish I could do the same and maybe I will when I retire.

-- Dan Benson---Hitchcock, Texas......Got wood?

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#11 posted 09-05-2012 05:46 PM


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