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969 days ago

There is a new way for meth heads to get money for there habits. It seems that they are taking burl from our forests and selling then to wood dealers and furniture makers to provide money for supplies. I hope they are not taking endangered species from public or private lands. It has gotten so popular a heavy metal band has writen and produced a video on the subject. Title of song ” Curl of the Burl”.
Be aware drug abuse has even spread into woodworking.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com


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#1 posted 969 days ago

I saw an episode of “Intervetion” a while back, probably about 4 years ago, and the addict on the show was on the hunt for massive burls to feed his habit.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#2 posted 969 days ago

I think the problem here is that they are cutting and removing healthy trees while running 36” chainsaws on a 3 day binger with no sleep.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#3 posted 969 days ago

I agree, I fear the damage they are doing to the forests and possibly to themselves. Lets see I think I will get high and go to the woods with gas operated power tools and cut some wood. hmmmm NOT

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#4 posted 969 days ago

Let them get high and go run all the power tools they want as long as they don’t hurt anyone but themselves. That’s one way to get rid of stupid people. It’s all the lawyers’ fault that there are more stupid people today than ever. They put warning labels on EVERYTHING telling you not to do stupid things. Before all these warnings, stupid people did stupid stuff and were killed off eliminating them from the gene pool. Their stupid genes didn’t get passed on. Now we have all these warnings and stupid people are not dying as fast and their genes get passed on creating another generation of stupid people. Think about it, don’t you know more stupid people today than ever? Stop the stupidity!!!

-- Every day above ground is a good day!!!

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#5 posted 969 days ago

drugs is sad enoff … but this is horrible …... lets get the 10-A wart-hog out of the shed and load it up
for some revenge raids …. no one mess with my coffee or wood (just spilled the coffee all over)
I can take it if its a joke that was presented …. but this is going to cost …. Grrrr
Dave will you take affair and roll her out for inspection

Dennis

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#6 posted 969 days ago

cjwillie that’s why we have the Darwin awards. You made my wife smile.
Lets go get em Dennis. Stop spilling your coffee, you have done in to many keyboards already. Inspection coming!

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#7 posted 969 days ago

there you see Dave how upset I am not even able to spell my favorit airplane right
called it 10-A when its A10 ….. now I´m Viking MAD …. were is my broadsword and battleaxe …. Grrrrr

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#8 posted 969 days ago

Got ya Dennis A10 warthog. That thing has one mean Gatling gun. Easy don.t don’t get your horns in a ruffle.
And you would think the noise of running a chainsaw would get attention, cr1. But I would bet these guys are off in the middle of nowhere. And it is probably hard to tell if the saw running is authorized or not.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#9 posted 967 days ago

Better a burl than my flat screen.

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

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#10 posted 967 days ago

Good one Charlie. I guess I would rather have them out back of the house. Than robing me with my teenage girls home.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#11 posted 967 days ago

Dave you just send out a letter to the authorized to stay home the next month
becourse of low going airtraffic …. problem solved :-)

Dennis

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#12 posted 967 days ago

There you go Dennis, problem solved.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#13 posted 967 days ago

The problem with the lumber poachers isn’t so much that they are taking the burls, although steeling another man’s property is reprehensible. The problem here in the NW is that they are killing large trees on public and private land. Some of the maples are huge, and they will kill the entire tree for a small burl. Some of the trees they killed in maple valley then became hazards to drivers on the road that runs through the valley.
Might not sound like an issue to some, but if it was your tree, and it was adding value to your property, and now you incur the clean up cost to boot. I think it would be an issue for you.
Drug abuse fills our prisons hospitals and cost more and more every year.

-- Mel,

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#14 posted 967 days ago

drug abuse spread into woodworking long ago, just look at the money this forum voluntarily gave to a drug addicted son in the name of a great charity and the good people that fell for it

-- My favorite projects were firewood bound

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#15 posted 967 days ago

Jeepturner I had a fear that it was at the level that the poaching was killing trees. Yes it is sad.
RiverWood I am sorry to hear that.
I do believe in what comes around goes around.
Most everything bad I have done comes back to bite me.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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