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#1 posted 03-18-2007 04:03 AM
Schroeder; For the other side of the USA. I can only say – How nice of you to be a source of some the finest maple around.-
But I can’t participate at this time. I sure that trucking to the east coast would be quite high.
-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia email@example.com †
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#2 posted 03-18-2007 04:10 AM
Count me in…I’m interested
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#3 posted 03-18-2007 05:10 AM
How can there be no market for this type of wood?? Curly Mape here in New England goes for $7-$15/BF. You’re making me cry!! Thanks for thinking of us.
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#4 posted 03-18-2007 05:32 AM
I, too appreciate the offer, but feel as Karson does that the trucking fee to, Louisiana would put this deal out of my reach. I hope many of the LumberJocks will be able to take advantage of your generousity.
-- Jesus is Lord!
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#5 posted 03-18-2007 05:38 AM
$26 a ton!... I’m so sad, but thrilled for anyone closer to your neck of the woods.
I hope you’re able to sell it. such a shame to waste such good wood. Even if a bunch of us chipped in, I’d guess anyone east of the Mississippi is outta luck.
Can’t you just put a couple stamps on it?
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#6 posted 03-18-2007 07:18 AM
Thanks for the offer Schroeder. I estimated the delivery charge from Oregon to Iowa and it would be above $2,000. If I had good transportation and the time, it would almost be worth the drive using a pickup truck and trailer to get what I could. Maybe someday.
-- There are three types of people in the world, those who can count and those who can't!
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#7 posted 03-18-2007 08:36 AM
I am new to this but would be very interested and would like to talk with you about cost if we came up to pick the wood up ourselves. My buddy and I have big duramax powered deisel trucks and they love long drives with trailers.
-- Drew, Pleasant Grove, Utah
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#8 posted 03-18-2007 10:00 AM
This is definitely something to keep in mind. I’m only about 350 miles south o’ the border. As soon as I figure out where to put it, I’ll start planning arrangements. If now now, I’m sure you’ll be cutting again.
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#9 posted 03-18-2007 10:33 AM
Why can’t this happen in Texas? :-(
-- Making sawdust is what I do best
#10 posted 03-19-2007 04:53 AM
Well Drew if you and your buddies LOVE long drives, I’m sure we could come up with a nice long route for you…. you could swing by our neighborhoods like the Ice Cream Man… There’s enough of us to almost make it worth your while ;)
Make mine a maple!
I don’t have room for a whole truckload anyway, but I’m sure I could find space for a ton or two, if not a couple of bookmatched wide boards!
#11 posted 03-19-2007 05:45 AM
I’m with you Scott. Drew, please add Cedar Park, TX (suburb of Austin) to your route :-)
#12 posted 03-19-2007 09:03 PM
You guys are funny…. I have a JOB… but the trip would be fantastic (My kind of vacation) but the wife would not go for it I am afraid… However… I have a 14×8 trailer with 2 7500 lb axels on it and another that is similar sized… I am serious about driving it up…
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#13 posted 03-20-2007 02:32 AM
Dang it, I don’t have the space to store anything or the ability to mill it, or even, right now, much in the way of spare capital to pursue anything on a business scale with it, but I’m just down the coast a ways.
How can we do this? Sounds like a truckload would be $600-800 in raw wood, probably another hundred or three in moving it to the mill, whatever milling costs are and then we’d either have to split it up there or pay for a year or two of drying storage before we got it shipped out to various people.
Drew, I’m just north of San Francisco, and I’ve got acquaintances in Sacramento and Fresno who could probably be talked into taking a moderate quantity of interesting wood. If you were doing the drive would you come over I-80 to I-5 and maybe we could set up to subdivide a load in Sacramento? Or I could probably figure out how to get a few tons from Oregon down, worst comes to worst see if I can rent some space near Sacramento for primary driving and go rent a Ryder or something.
I guess that’d be an excuse to finally get a planer [grin].
How many board feet can we expect to get out of a ton of logs?
-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California, http://www.flutterby.net/User:DanLyke
#14 posted 03-20-2007 02:33 AM
We can offer food along the way, you’re wife’ll love it! ;)
Seriously though, can’t wait to hear, and see all the good things that come of this maple harvest.
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#15 posted 03-20-2007 04:23 AM
Obi and I are trying to set something up as well, we are both around Fresno. Plus Bill is in Turlock and he might want in.
-- Rob McCune
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