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boxcarmarty

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07-29-2012 12:33 PM

Topic tags/keywords: auction

The WOOD Gods smiled on me today. Those of you who know me, knows I like to attend auctions whenever possible. This was my purchase from the auction yesterday that I would like to share with you. Well it’s part of it anyway, what is on the truck and trailer is just the first trip. I’ll be hauling the rest of it today. I was able to purchase 1000 bd ft of white oak, red oak, and cherry. This has been stickered and stacked in a barn for the past 4 years. Price for lumber, $200…..

I’ll admit, Bidding on it was a much easier then figuring out where to put it and what to build with it…..

I also was able to buy a stack of wood porn and plans for a $1

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....


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Sailor

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#1 posted 07-29-2012 12:43 PM

Oh so nice! Great find there! I did something similar one time and bought a bunch of craigslist oak and didn’t really have anywhere to put. That sort of thing doesn’t cross your mind when a deal shows it’s face!

-- Dothan, Alabama Check out my woodworking blog! http://woodworkingtrip.blogspot.com/ Also my Youtube Channel's Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/SailingAndSuch

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#2 posted 07-29-2012 12:47 PM

To answer your questions!
1) Store auction winnings here in Vermont.
2) Stop viewing the “Wood Porn” and actually make what’s on the cover!

Great haul, congrats. I wood tell you that “YOU SUCK”, but I did that yesterday.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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#3 posted 07-29-2012 12:53 PM

Great score!

-- “That it will never come again / Is what makes life so sweet. ” ― Emily Dickinson

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#4 posted 07-29-2012 01:03 PM

Jerk.

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#5 posted 07-29-2012 01:03 PM

:)

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com

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#6 posted 07-29-2012 01:27 PM

Great score but why would you deck you trailer will all that nice lumber? Ill come by and re-deck your trailer and get all that old trailer wood out of there for ya.

-- "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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#7 posted 07-29-2012 02:10 PM

”...why would you deck you trailer will all that nice lumber?”

Made me laugh with my morning coffee … thank you for that.

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#8 posted 07-29-2012 02:10 PM

Haaaa! The splinter gods have smiled upon you. They were mad at me yesterday.
Great haul Marty I an happy for you

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

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#9 posted 07-29-2012 02:17 PM

Marty, you certainly know how to spread depression, now I have to deal with it. Hate mail is on it’s way.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#10 posted 07-29-2012 02:26 PM

Marty, I hate you.

-- My terrible signature...

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#11 posted 07-29-2012 02:30 PM

I’ll clear a spot in my shop attic. It’ll be a lot of work, but I’ll be glad to store it for you.

:-)

Nice acquisitions!

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#12 posted 07-29-2012 02:56 PM

So, you are in Indiana? I am just next door in Ohio :) and I have LOTS of room.

Lucky you – but as they say: The harder you work, the luckier you get. I am sure you spent a lot of time at many auctions with nothing to show. Now, it pays off. Congrats.

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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#13 posted 07-29-2012 03:31 PM

ah …. wood

and some instructions
on how to enjoy it !

what could be sweeter
(you could deliver it to my shop)

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#14 posted 07-29-2012 03:49 PM

I’m feelin’ the love guys….. Thanks for the comments…..

Now I’m off to get the rest of it…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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#15 posted 07-29-2012 03:55 PM

That’s awesome BoxCarMarty, now you can make what ever want, congratulations.

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