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05-25-2010 07:37 PM

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One of my grandsons is 4 today. I visited his daycare today and had lunch with him. I had a couple of errands to run downtown. While on the way, the city was cutting down an oak tree. I stopped and picked up a log, with the permission of the guy operating the saw. Wish I had the pickup truck instead of the van. My wife will wonder why the log stack is growing. Now, I look for downed trees, stuff at curbside. Before LJ, I led a mostly normal life. Now look at me!
Afterward, I thought of contacting the public works department to get leads on tree cutting. Never can tell what will be coming down.

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#1 posted 05-25-2010 08:00 PM

It gets worse. Before you know it you’ll have logs stacked in your driveway, in the basement, behind the garage, in the trunk of the car. Ask me how I know. Get help fast!!!

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

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#2 posted 05-25-2010 08:27 PM

Rance is right. Especially since you have only been here 37 days. Yeah I got it stacked in the garage,in 2 places. On the back deck covered up. And waiting on winter getting closer, will buy more logs to turn. I can usually get a pickup load for about 65.00.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#3 posted 05-25-2010 10:28 PM

urban logging

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#4 posted 05-25-2010 10:47 PM

It starts like that, pretty soon you will be sneaking out behind the neighbors woodshed looking for pieces you can’t stand to see going in a woodstove. I do it to, it’s terrible. People don’t care, either; a guy down the street gave…gave… me his 5’ diameter maple tree. I had to take it, what else to do? It’s a curse, and I don’t know how to break it. Thanx for letting me know I’m not alone.

-- Power tools put us ahead of the monkeys

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#5 posted 05-26-2010 02:44 AM

I love urban logging!

it’s addictive :o

-- Lis - Michigan - -

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#6 posted 05-26-2010 03:11 AM

I was at the petstore buying dog food when I noticed that the auto garage across the street was getting a tool box delivered on a pallet made of 6/4 white ash with an amazing grain pattern.

you arent the only one ;)

-- ~Eagle America~ ~Woodcraft~

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#7 posted 05-26-2010 03:12 AM

Ah, and another one slips into the morass. You have 2 choices, knothead. Deny you have a problem and continue to operate as if nothing is wrong. Or . . . admit you have a problem and get a bigger place to store the wood. ;)


-- Even if to be nothing more than a bad example, everything serves a purpose. cippotus

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#8 posted 05-26-2010 04:24 AM

I don’t have a problems with Urban Logging. I have a problem find space to put my treasured logs and lumber!

-- Rustfever, Central California

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#9 posted 05-26-2010 04:32 AM

The next thing you know, you’ll be looking for a WoodMizer sawmill. This “affliction” just goes on and on.

-- "Heaven is North of the Bridge"

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#10 posted 05-26-2010 05:19 AM

Deny, Deny, Deny. I have a neighbor that use to work for a tree trimming/removal company. I got a lot of mesquite limbs from him but will be used for smoking. I also live in the Pecan capitol of the US and now have a huge stack of that. I also got a small stack of cedar from him. Most of it won’t be able to be milled but I like having it.

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#11 posted 05-26-2010 05:44 AM

Yup, you have the fever. County workers falling trees, then all trees somehow look differently. You will be checking to see if they are alive, (and inside hoping they aren’t) so that you may offer to help cut them down. Yes the alleys look different, then u ask yourself when in the hell did I become so interested in Pallets. OOOHHHH then there are house fires. Sad as it is (something as devastating as a housefire) you realize in your gut that the part that did not burn just may have something you need. And since NO ONES GOING TO USE IT!!?
There is also that orange tree, perhaps pomegranate tree, apricot tree in your backyard that for no reason at all you decide needs pruning.
Yup you got LJ’s in your bones. Good luck too ya!!!

-- Allison, Northeastern Ca. Remember, Amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic!

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#12 posted 05-27-2010 12:48 PM

You’re gone man. Once the bug bites, that’s it. Learn to live with it, difficult sometimes especially when you forget the time and the LOYL decides its time do do something else.

-- If you try to fail and succeed, what have you done?

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