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Blog entry by recycle1943 posted 08-14-2018 04:02 PM 958 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

can be your friend.
Because I’m in the habit of buying and selling almost anything, I ended up with a set of tires 265/65R18 that would go on my truck. The good thing is that they had 7/32” tread left on them. New is 11/32” so they still had 20,000 plus miles on them. The bad thing is I didn’t need them as I just bought a new truck.
I had them listed on craigs list for several months for $200. Got a lot of tire kickers (lol) but no sale. A couple days ago I decided to put them in the BARTER section. The next day a guy with a small saw mill saw them and offered 2 walnut live edge planks that were 2” thick – 16” to 18” wide and 12’ long and 2 Cherry live edge planks that were only 1” thick 14” wide and just over 9’ long
You probably have figured out by now that it didn’t take me too long to make that decision. On top of all else, he said he would offer any info and help for me to make my first river table.

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them



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Oldtool

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#1 posted 08-14-2018 04:23 PM

If I thought that would happen to me, I’d go get all the tires I could get my hands on.
Lucky deal, great wood and a new woodworking friend too. The Gods are on your side sir.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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UncleBuck

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#2 posted 08-14-2018 04:33 PM

i have a ton of slabs but never thought of that part of cl nice score i will have to try it out.

-- Terry Uncle Buck Carvins "woodworking minus patience equals firewood "

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recycle1943

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#3 posted 08-14-2018 05:07 PM



i have a ton of slabs but never thought of that part of cl nice score i will have to try it out.

- UncleBuck

It’s well worth a shot – the worse that can happen is that you waste a little time and occasionally you win !

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 08-14-2018 05:59 PM

Thanks for the info, Dick. I have stuff on there too and will go look at the Barter section. I like horse trading..no money!!

cheers, JIm

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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ralbuck

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#5 posted 08-14-2018 08:20 PM

Ah us old ‘economically challenged” people have to look out for each other!

I bet that was a good deal for both of you. New tires for my pickup ran about $850 after bargain hunting—A grand was what most wanted for the same tires!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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recycle1943

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#6 posted 08-14-2018 10:23 PM



Ah us old economically challenged” people have to look out for each other!

I bet that was a good deal for both of you. New tires for my pickup ran about $850 after bargain hunting—A grand was what most wanted for the same tires!

- ralbuck

My new truck had 20” tires and I hated the rims so that’s how I ended up with a spare set. I found a set of take off rims with tires about half gone for $700 delivered and a brand new set of tires locally on CL for $400.. I sold the 20’s and rims for $900 so now I’m in the hole $200 and a spare set of tires.
Now I have 2 walnut slabs and 2 cherry planks and both are flat

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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peteg

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#7 posted 08-14-2018 11:41 PM

You’re happy, your trader is happy, sounds like a good deal all round Dick, there is more than one way to skin the cat
bud :)

cheers
pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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