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Blog entry by therookie posted 1135 days ago 2804 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So a man from my boy scout troop is moving to California for a job offer and he had a woodshop. Well he was in the middle of building a snake tank and asked me to finish it for him. I asked him in a nice way what can I expect as a payment. He then tells me I will surprise you in a week. Well that was last sunday. So when I brought the tank down to be delivered, he said follow me and what a nice surprise. He was like this is all yours.

The list includes the following:
158bdft 4/4 cherry
a 14’ long by 7.25” wide piece of 5/4 cherry
25bdft of Old Barn Wood
50bdft of 4/4 white oak and a whole lot of drops

Then this wednesday I get to go back and pick up $900 in drawer pulls and hinges as well as 700#’s of nuts bolts screws and washers!!!!!! and I am buying all of his clamps and incra 1000d Miter Gauge off of him. So here is a couple pics of the wood.

This is a good size portion of the load ^


The 14’ Board

What I sorted through and kept all of the best drops

First part of the cherry

All of the boards on the tractor ready to be stored.

Oh and my favorite part 2 BOARD FEET!!!!!!!

-- http://aewoodworks.webs.com



13 comments so far

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Bertha

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#1 posted 1135 days ago

Forget all that, what kind of tractor is that!?

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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Dark_Lightning

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#2 posted 1135 days ago

Niiice! I’ve been repurposing old dining tables and such that I get for cheap, but I can’t beat free.

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oldskoolmodder

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#3 posted 1135 days ago

wood gloats are nice

-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric

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therookie

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#4 posted 1135 days ago

Bertha, the tractor is a yanmar 226 diesel with a koyker front end loader.
Atom no you can not beat free.
OldSkool I couldnt agree more especially when they are yours…

-- http://aewoodworks.webs.com

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matt garcia

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#5 posted 1135 days ago

Nice gloat!!! Well done!!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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Pete_Jud

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#6 posted 1134 days ago

Hey Rookie, I have a Yanmar 186 D 4WD that I use the heck out of. Good tractors.

-- Life is to short to own an ugly boat.

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therookie

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#7 posted 1134 days ago

Matt thanks, and Jud they are extremly great tractors is urs hyrdo drive or gears because the gears just keep the wheels turning no stopping it.

-- http://aewoodworks.webs.com

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Bertha

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#8 posted 1134 days ago

Lots to feast the eyes on, wood and tractors, can’t beat it.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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Wiggy

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#9 posted 1134 days ago

Daaaaammmn…
That is Saaa-weeet…

Ok, guys… this is how the deal goes down…
1.) “The rookie” gives me half of his gloat and the tractor.
2.) I let you other guys touch the wood but, NOT the tractor… you can just watch while Ms. Bertha and I drive it around the yard…
HEY! I got excited when I came across an 8’x3” Poplar closet rod!

HA~!

-- 'I sand, therefore, I am'. Richard/Wiggy.. whatever. Washington, State.

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Wiggy

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#10 posted 1134 days ago

I just read, ”...Oh and my favorite part 2 BOARD FEET!!!!!!!” under the last pic.
So what?! Big deal?! Pfffft!!
I have two left feet, cloth ears, a knot head and lead in my butt.
Sorry… had to go there… guess I don’t do envy very well.
Ha!

-- 'I sand, therefore, I am'. Richard/Wiggy.. whatever. Washington, State.

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DaddyZ

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#11 posted 1134 days ago

Sweet Haul!!!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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therookie

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#12 posted 1134 days ago

Wiggy: .......... thats all I can say lol
Thanks Daddyz

-- http://aewoodworks.webs.com

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rance

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#13 posted 1105 days ago

For smaller jobs, sometimes I just let them choose the price. Many times I am surprised. Nice gloat.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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