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Forum topic by EPJartisan posted 899 days ago 683 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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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.

-- the sacrifice of one's ego is the greatest gift to someone you respect

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#1 posted 899 days ago

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.

-- "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 899 days ago

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!

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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#3 posted 899 days ago

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.

-- If it smells good, eat it ! The pig caught under the fence is the one doing all thesquealing

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#4 posted 899 days ago

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 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#5 posted 899 days ago


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

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#6 posted 899 days ago

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 899 days ago

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


-- Glen, Vernon B.C. Canada

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#8 posted 899 days ago

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 897 days ago

sha-weet! nice haul

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#10 posted 897 days ago

Stack it behind the couch!

-- Danny, Located in Perry, GA, Forester, Wood-Mizer LT15 Sawmill

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