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Forum topic by mmh posted 09-13-2009 08:46 AM 1344 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-13-2009 08:46 AM

Topic tags/keywords: wood aholic anonymous wood addict wood lumber burl too much wood humor wood photos

Hello, my name is M _ and I’m a wood-aholic.

I have given up buying clothes, shoes, food and other necessities of life so that I can buy more wood. My wood addiction comes from the need to have the latest and greatest version of what Mother Nature has created in the form of a tree or other woody growth.

I can’t help myself, as I have no control over my spontaneous purchases of unusually grained lumber or exotic burl wood.

I wander the streets scanning for fallen limbs and scout the curbside for freshly sawn logs from neighborhood trees.

I haul unclaimed logs home in my wheelbarrel or my SUV. I have tons of logs stored in my backdoor patio that are larger than anyone can move.

I dream of finding the ultimate figured burlwood that I can cut and shape into a new project.

I am a wood-aholic. But I don’t want help!

fancy wood,exotic wood




-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#1 posted 09-13-2009 09:12 AM

If you want to gather more wood and need room to store it, just send it my way. I promise I wont use ALL of it! hahahahaha

Great collection. Would love to get my hands on some of that turning stock!

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#2 posted 09-13-2009 09:36 AM

My request is don’t hoard so much of wood because excess of any thing is not good. First make use of whatever you have.

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#3 posted 09-13-2009 10:05 AM

Hello mmh;
....what a de-light-full array of wood you are in-vested in….and I do believe that some of the wood I see in your shop, is much like what is sitting in my woods, wood-lot and shop. Keep your eyes open and you’ll soon be in the mind set of wood-scape. To tell the truth, some days at days end, I just sit a spell and stare at wood.


-- --frank, NH,

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#4 posted 09-13-2009 04:24 PM

A beautiful collection of woods. I guess that you had lots of samples to take to the Woodworkers guild.

But don’t feel bad about keeping all of that wood from other collectors. They probably already have too much anyway.

-- 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 †

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#5 posted 09-13-2009 05:46 PM

I need a bib to catch all this drool…

-- James -

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#6 posted 09-13-2009 06:37 PM

wow! I’m jealous, especially of that nice board of ziricote. Feel free to send that to me.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#7 posted 09-13-2009 06:42 PM

Mellie Thats a great collection of wood

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 09-13-2009 09:32 PM

OK, Meilie, now you are just Showing Off ;^)

Nice Collection.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#9 posted 09-13-2009 10:15 PM

I guess I should have unboxed the Rosewood that I got from Al (aka: Bibb). It’s hidden in the brown box under the white Priority Mail box. I haven’t had a chance to work with it yet, but that stuff is rock hard! It’s going to take some sweat to shape that wood into cane handles. I need to eat my Wheaties.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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