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11-28-2010 12:53 AM

A local woodcrafting shop went out of business a while ago and all the equipment and stock of lumber is being liquidated. I literally have my pickup (Colorado Crew Cab) filled to capacity with lumber I bought for a total cost of $47.50. WOW!

They had lots of bins of cut-offs and odd pieces of lumber that were sold by the bin. You could see some of what was in the bin but much of it was like a grab-bag. I don’t have a lot of big pieces but I have lots and lots of cut-offs that are big enough to do something with. Each of the 5 bins I bought had at least one piece that was, by itself, worth what I paid for the whole bin.

Virtually everything is walnut, cherry or oak.

I don’t think I could have bought this much firewood for $47.50.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#1 posted 11-28-2010 12:58 AM

OMG now that is what I call a great pick up!!!!
Your dad must have sent it to you as a thankyou!! :-)

-- Theresa,

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#2 posted 11-28-2010 01:13 AM

rich you have been here long enough to know…no pictures…it didnt happen…….come on…pictures….

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#3 posted 11-28-2010 01:22 AM

yep pictures before the congrat´s :-)

take care

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#4 posted 11-28-2010 01:37 AM

You guys are tough.

If I can figure out how to do it, I will put up a picture tomorrow.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#5 posted 11-28-2010 03:01 AM

Pictures with the wood sorted, labeled, and dimensions…........maybe then you ought to do a resell, then go buy a new power tool with the profits, and gloat some more, and still have wood left over…...................(-:

He who is diligent scores, and you even gave your neighbors a heads up… are so smart, and so nice, Rich.

.........................i hate you, i hate you, i hate you…...................(-:

Don’t you really get pissed, guys and gals, when someone else is lucky….........even if he deserved it?

Now you have something to be thankful for this Thanksgiving, Rich, it better be a memorable one….....(-:


PS I am in a bad mood, doing some picky sawdust control stuff with my old TS, got so tired hit my finger with the hammer… least it was a light hammer, and the fingernail appears unfazed… I came up here to LJ’s to harass someone, and you were the first one in the email…..........(-:

Now I feel a lot better, thanks for putting up with my abuse, Rich…............................(-:

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#6 posted 11-28-2010 03:27 AM

oh wow rich…you got hit by the bertelson rath…....and he hit a finger….oh man…you better get some pictures up soon before he comes back or hits another finger…maybe he will swing by his coffee machine and drown his sarrows in some caffeine….....either that or run for you lives…..until he gets his new band saw..we all might stay clear…....grizz…...

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#7 posted 11-28-2010 03:35 AM

Nice wood score! I’ll cut you some slack on the photos. They only prove you can copy and paste from the internet anyway…unless of course you are in the photo and a copy of today’s news paper. Call it the proof of gloat shot ;)

-- Galootish log blog,

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#8 posted 11-28-2010 05:12 AM

Personally, I don’t want to see the pictures because then I will just be jealous. On another group that I participate in, we use the word CONGRUDGULATIONS at times like this. We are happy for you and we want to congratulate you, but at the same time, we wish it wer us and not you that was being congratulated. So….. CONGRUDGULATIONAS!


-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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#9 posted 11-28-2010 05:27 AM

Okay Rich – I’ll help you out a bit. I checked out the auction's web site . They certainly did have a good selection of lumber. So I can verify the lumber was up for auction – you’ll have to take care of the proof of possession ;) Sounds like you did well – Congratulations!

PS: the picture posting is pretty easy. Just hit the “img” button along the top of the editing window. It will walk you through it. You just need the image on your computer…

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#10 posted 11-28-2010 05:57 AM

KOOL!!!! :-)))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#11 posted 11-28-2010 06:31 AM

Sounds like a great score!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#12 posted 11-28-2010 03:58 PM

THats pretty selfish of you to tell us AFTER the fact! Great find!

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#13 posted 11-28-2010 05:21 PM

Grizz and Rich and Doc
Finally up, drinking my espresso, from my machine, dreaming about the bandsaw. I realize that I do have the room for it. My wife noted we can move the upright freezer out of my space into the garage proper, because we can move the doors for the next remodel phase into some other storage space adjacent to my shop, that she has claimed. Maybe I ought to con her into simply moving the freezer into her space?

Then maybe I can start dreaming about a wood auction that I score on, and doc gives me CONGRUDGULATIONS, and Rich is envious of me and….......well… gotta have a dream.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#14 posted 11-28-2010 07:03 PM

Good job around here it would have went for about 4 times that.

-- Chuck, wiswood2

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#15 posted 11-29-2010 12:05 AM

Okay guys (and gals), here is a picture of the back of my truck. You will see a lot of shorter pieces but there are many longer pieces that run towards the front of the truck. Included is a box of cherry spindles that I have no idea what to do with but there are over 150 and it cost me $5.00. This is almost exclusively walnut, cherry and oak and I tried to emphasize cherry.

Did I tell you I paid a total of $47.50 for this (plus state sales tax of 7%)? Based on the way the truck rode, I estimate I have about 1000 pounds. At 5 pounds per bf, that implies 200 bf (i.e. less than 25¢ per bf).

Sorry ‘bout rubbing it in.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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