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#1 posted 08-14-2012 11:16 PM

Being in demolition its hard for me to see everything that goes to waste but on the other hand if i saved everything i though that was worth a buck, i would have filled a football field by now. One thing that doesnt slip by is lumber. Ive got the guys on a constant look out for good wood. They salvaged a handrail (8/4×8’) that was curly red oak. Ive had a garage full of barn board. 16/4×3’ mahogany. 24” wide black oak. Various pieces of chestnut, cedar from an old sauna room. All my hand planes except for one were purchase from tag sales and flea markets, same for my hand saws. “If its free, it’s for me!”

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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