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Forum topic by EPJartisan posted 11-03-2011 04:12 AM 1054 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-03-2011 04:12 AM

I went up to Wisconsin to help my father move hay bales for the Llamas yesterday. After a long day of hard work on the farm, he asked me if I wanted the cedar wood he has been storing in the basement for who know how long. Ends up he and my uncle chopped down a cedar tree ages ago, cut and planed it to 1” thick, but neither of them ever used it. The pile sat in my uncles garage for a while, then it moved to my fathers house. If I wasn’t going to take it my Dad was gong to toss it all out.. the idea is horrifying to he, so I took it all. some where around 70 board feet of the most aromatic and beautiful cedar I have seen. Now I just have to make something out of all this.. and find someplace to store it. I am running out of room in my 1,000 sq ft place.. yikes.

-- " 'Truth' is like a beautiful flower, unique to each plant and to the season it blossoms ... 'Fact' is the root and leaf, allowing the plant grow and bloom again."

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#1 posted 11-03-2011 06:48 AM

I hate when I’m forced to take wood like that to save it from the dump ;-)) Too much wood in too small a space it a terrible thng we all deal with. You will get used to it ;-)) Nice haul.

-- 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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#2 posted 11-03-2011 02:50 PM

I can give you my address if you want it stored in a secure place where it will be quickly used ;)
Talk about a wood gloat!

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#3 posted 11-03-2011 03:16 PM

What a windfall ! I could offer you my wall stretcher , but it’s in use

You’ll find a spot….throw out your coffee table and stack it in your living room for now. I anxiously await the cedar projects you post in the future !

your north florida friend don.s.

-- The pig caught under the fence is always the one doing all the squealing !

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#4 posted 11-03-2011 03:54 PM

I would offer to drive over and take your problem off your hands, but I am certain that someone you know
would really appreciate a cedar chest, and they do not take that long to build. Thank you for sharing and
making us wish we had volunteered to move the hay bales before you got there.

-- As ever, Gus-the 78 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#5 posted 11-03-2011 04:08 PM


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

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#6 posted 11-03-2011 04:09 PM

Whoa! It’s spectacular!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#7 posted 11-03-2011 04:26 PM

Just lovely !
Cedar ChestS !, canoes, paddles, cigar will never end !


-- Glen, B.C. Canada

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#8 posted 11-03-2011 04:43 PM

Very nice cedar but very hard on tools, you will have to re-sharpen your planner knives ofter.
The smell is great too

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#9 posted 11-04-2011 11:17 PM

sha-weet! nice haul

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#10 posted 11-05-2011 01:37 AM

Stack it behind the couch!

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT40HD35 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln.

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