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Forum topic by Manitario posted 991 days ago 1119 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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991 days ago

Took an awkward step towards recovery from my wood hoarding addiction and got rid of a small amount of scrap pine, trim and some oak railing and balluster (from a house I no longer live in but that I was keeping “just in case”). Cut it all into smaller pieces for firewood but I had tears in my eyes as I did it…

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#1 posted 991 days ago

Lol….I feel your pain…I was just doing the same thing last week….still have a bunch to do but it was a start….and I lived :)

-- John H. [To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk. ~Edison]

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#2 posted 991 days ago

All looks pretty useful to me… :) Are you sure you did the right thing?

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#3 posted 991 days ago

You know… I keep the splinters I take out of my hands… never know when you’ll need an inlay ;-)

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#4 posted 991 days ago

How could you??!!! Do you think this stuff grows on trees? I keep my sawdust! I do, it’s everywhere.


-- Steve in KY. 44 years so far with my lovely bride. Think I'll keep her.

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#5 posted 990 days ago

Then “Next Week” you will be working on a project wondering WHERE that piece you have been saving went ? Been there, done that. LOL

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#6 posted 990 days ago

haha ellen

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#7 posted 990 days ago

I feel your pain. I hate to get rid of scraps, but eventually, one has to clean things up. Fortunately, I have a wood burning stove in my garage, so I get some use from the scraps. Just spent this weekend burning my old scraps while making new ones. Its the great circle of life.

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#8 posted 989 days ago

I do the same…I keep scraps for years, then suddenly I get a mean streak and cut it all up for firewood. It is nice to have the space in the shop again. LOL.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#9 posted 989 days ago

The tipping point for me was that I was leaving my nice “project” lumber on the floor because the rack was full of scrap…still hurt to cut it up though…

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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