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Forum topic by ki7hy posted 09-05-2016 09:06 PM 529 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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ki7hy

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09-05-2016 09:06 PM

The pretty wife was out jogging early this morning and found these on her trail in our neighborhood. Free wood is good wood. These are huge for mesquite. Free if you don’t count labor.


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#1 posted 09-05-2016 09:48 PM

Nice find, what’s your plans for it.

-- "Boy you could get more work done it you quit flapping your pie hole" Grandpa

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#2 posted 09-05-2016 10:00 PM

There are some straight and large enough to get some boards that are about 2.5’ long by 12” but mainly I’ll cut it into turning blanks for handles, bowls, saw handles, etc. I still need to seal it and I had to order a new chain saw so I won’t do anything until that comes so I can get these down small enough for the band saw (only have 12” capacity). So I guess with the cost of the chain saw it wasn’t free but I needed a new one anyway.

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#3 posted 09-05-2016 10:42 PM

Well that’s like the wood workers lotto in a way. Good deal.

-- "Boy you could get more work done it you quit flapping your pie hole" Grandpa

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#4 posted 09-05-2016 11:23 PM

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#5 posted 09-05-2016 11:37 PM

The fact that she saw waste wood and thought of you and your hobby enough to call and say ‘get over here’ is the real prize.

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#6 posted 09-06-2016 12:15 AM

She is a catch hazelton but she loaded it. I just drove the truck. ;)

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#7 posted 09-06-2016 12:17 AM

JW, it isn’t long boards or anything special but if you turn, you can turn those into a lot of gifts and things. We are always making things for others and it gets spendy so anything is awesome. Especially since I just started turning.

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#8 posted 09-06-2016 07:24 PM

Hey ki7hy, what part of town are you in? I’d like to see your process for breaking these down to useable lumber. I see stuff like this all the time and think I should grab some of these logs but I never do. Also I’ve got some olive from a tree I took down in our yard if you are interested in some of it. I’m near Tatum and Bell up north.

-- Matt - Phoenix, AZ

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#9 posted 09-06-2016 10:19 PM

Hey Matt. I’m in chandler. I live in the neighborhood that adjoins stellar air park. You’re welcome to participate and I’ll take all of the olive you want to get rid of.

Are you a turner? I know you use a lot of hand tools (which I do as well) but it’s mainly a machine process for me to get this stuff down. It’s time consuming and really not a lot of fun. Plus it’s rare you get any usable “lumber” unless you are doing small stuff like the business card holder you made. Definitely worth doing if you turn though. Lots of oportunty there.

I have been playing with the idea of saw building and these will be perfect for some saw handles. I’ll turn most of it though.

I’ll probably work on some in a few weeks. i don’t think my chain saw gets here until the 12th or something. I do have my old one but it makes me grumpy even looking at it let alone starting and running it. I’m also working on finishing my tool chest. That’s been a month in the making and that’s just because I haven’t had time. I really want to try and finish that the next two weekends then I’ll deal with these logs.

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#10 posted 09-09-2016 03:00 AM

I’m not a turner but have been sitting on this olive for a while not knowing how best to break it down. Plus I always see big chunks of mesquite laying around that I’d grab if I knew what to do with it. Not as big as this stuff you found though.

Shoot me a pm when you think you’ll go to work on it. Chandler is a bit of a haul but I’d like to get down for that if I can swing it.

-- Matt - Phoenix, AZ

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#11 posted 09-09-2016 03:09 AM

Lucky duck! There’s some cool projects just waiting to burst out of that haul.


The fact that she saw waste wood and thought of you and your hobby enough to call and say get over here is the real prize.

- dhazelton

100% agree with this thought!

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#12 posted 09-09-2016 03:20 AM

I don’t think you understand guys. She not only ran home to tell me. She helped load every one of those logs. She’s a trooper.

Matt, I’ll PM you when it’s time. FYI, I’m not far, you are. ;)

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