My New Lumber Stash

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Blog entry by sedcokid posted 08-20-2012 02:14 AM 3899 reads 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend of mine has a saw mill and ships native lumber all over the country. A while back I asked him if he ever has material that they can’t ship for whatever reason. I told him that I would be willing to buy short pieces that would not fit into the cells. His response was I’ll look into it and let you know….. Well time went by and at a get together he told me that he was getting some lumber together for me. About a week or so later he called me to say that he had some ready for me and that he would deliver it later that day. Here are some photos of the lumber.

The long top pieces are 6-7ft and are figured maple, in the pile are Cherry, Hard Maple and Red and White Oak.
I asked my friend how much I owed him, he said do you think you could make me a Cribbage Board….. Of Course I could make him a Cribbage board but that is for another post under new projects.

Just thought I would show you how lucky I am!!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#1 posted 08-20-2012 02:21 AM

I need to get me some friends … High on the list would be a guy who gives me free wood. Applications available?

-- "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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#2 posted 08-20-2012 02:28 AM

Nice, I guess my only questions would be…do you another friend, or a second cribbage board. Sweet score.

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Bob Collins

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#3 posted 08-20-2012 03:38 AM

Nice haul Chuck, well worth a cribbage board and more. I have just had a call to say my cabinet maker has some plywood off cuts for me, might be worth a picture once I pick it up.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#4 posted 08-20-2012 04:06 AM

What a great friend. Look forward to seeing what you make with that haul…..

-- Brock, Illinois

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#5 posted 08-20-2012 09:46 AM

Very nice score Chuck! All Michigan wood I would guess?

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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#6 posted 08-20-2012 11:26 AM

Thanks fellas! Yes, I am one lucky guy…... Spanky46, yes all from Michigan, some could come fromNW Ohio don’t know.

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#7 posted 08-20-2012 12:32 PM

Nice stack o projects sittin there.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#8 posted 08-20-2012 12:34 PM

Nice haul Chuck. Good friend that you have there. Looking forward to the projects from this pile. Take care.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#9 posted 08-20-2012 02:59 PM

Wow. What a haul. you could make him a casket out of that, too, to go with the cribbage board!!

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

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#10 posted 08-20-2012 05:01 PM

Having friends in the wood business can be a very good thing. Tell me is kiln dried too? I save a lot of my smaller stuff for a nice older man that I know. He’s so happy to take small stuff to make small things with. I have less to store or put on the burn pile. Looking forward to see what you make of this stuff.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#11 posted 08-20-2012 07:32 PM

Jim, I don’t think he would appreciate a casket. However I have often thought of making me an urn….
Doc, Yes I failed to mention that all this material was indeed kiln dried except for the figured Maple and that has been air dried for 3 to 4 years. I think it was a Great Haul!!

Thanks for looking!!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#12 posted 08-20-2012 11:31 PM

Quite a score you can make lot of cribbage boards out of all that.

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#13 posted 08-22-2012 01:12 PM

Congratulations on your lumber acquisition. That’s a nice stack you have there, young man. I’m sure you’ll put it all to good use. Can’t wait to see your finished work.

-- 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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#14 posted 08-24-2012 03:50 AM

Bingo! I see you’re in Michigan, as am I, just outside Lansing.

-- Matt CueBall Rosendaul. I don't think I've ever had a cup of coffee that didn't have cat hair or sawdust in it.

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#15 posted 08-24-2012 09:41 PM

Man what a score. I live in the south, Myrtle Beach area as do other LJers, and we have no sawmills anywhere around that we could ever get this kind of thing. Well done

-- Gary, Little River,SC I've Learned that the Lord didn't do it all in one day and neither can I

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