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Forum topic by AZWoody posted 12-26-2017 10:00 PM 1269 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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AZWoody

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12-26-2017 10:00 PM

Well, a couple months ago I was browsing machinery auctions and one came up in Colorado. It was a cabinet shop that was in a 100k square foot facility and had a few things I was interested in.

At the end of the listings, I saw a lot of lots for mdf with veneer. Thousands of boards. After skipping through that, I came across about 15 lots of real lumber. All different species and then I came across lots of lumber carts, contents can be picked up or thrown out. Well, the contents of that was lumber as well.

At the day of the auction, I figured why not….I bid on all the lumber lots and all the cart lots and then the emails started coming in.

Congratulations…..congratulations…...congratulations…..it didn’t stop.

Turns out, I wont all but one of them.

I was honestly shaking. A little out of excitement but mostly because I did not expect this to happen and would have a hefty wire transfer to send…

Well, in my real life I’m a farmer as some of you might know. One of my farms is in Colorado, 2 hours from there. So I called up my brother who runs the farm there and told him I had won. I told him before hand so he had bid on a few racks and containers and he won those so he set out to getting everything loaded and taking it to one of our storage sheds.

Finally, this last week we got the first load here. The farm has slowed down so we were able to cut a guy loose with the gooseneck and 1 ton and start hauling.

This is the first load. He estimates there will be 2, if not 3 more loads coming.

Species in this load are White Ash, Poplar, White Oak, Anigre, Sapele, maple and some Douglas Fir. I have no idea what they were using the Douglas Fir for but this is honestly really nice stuff. Very straight grain and no knots. This will make a nice benchtop for someone ;)

All in all, I think it’s going to be somewhere between 8-10k board feet.


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Redoak49

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#1 posted 12-26-2017 10:39 PM

Wow…..a lot of nice wood.

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Gilley23

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#2 posted 12-26-2017 11:00 PM

Holy crap, that’s a lot of wood!!

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Dave Polaschek

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#3 posted 12-26-2017 11:37 PM

Yow! That’s some serious wood, Woody.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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TheFridge

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#4 posted 12-27-2017 12:24 AM

No lie :) nice haul.

I’ll post here since I can’t message pics but I think I like mesquite:)

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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AZWoody

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#5 posted 12-27-2017 12:30 AM



No lie :) nice haul.

I’ll post here since I can’t message pics but I think I like mesquite:)

- TheFridge

Wow, that looks amazing.

How difficult was it to work?

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TheFridge

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#6 posted 12-27-2017 12:58 AM

Thanks man. Pretty good I thought. Even with the swirling grain there was no tearout when planing the templates off. Or when chiseling detail cross gross grain. I took a little while to work with the rasp but I like I better for that actually. I was hard to take off too much in one spot accidentally. It holds detail like a champ and can take a high natural polish as well.

All in all, I think I like mesquite a lot for ornamental items. Still have a good bit left over to play with :)

I need to save some pennies to get ahold of some of that ironwood if at all possible for a sister saw handle. That stuff looks dreamy :)

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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PPK

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#7 posted 12-27-2017 02:27 AM

I’m envious!!
Great haul!

-- Pete

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