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Forum topic by AngieO posted 505 days ago 827 views 0 times favorited 18 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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AngieO

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505 days ago

I have a buddy that’s a woodworker. He is getting ready to move to Florida from Indiana. He is taking the bare minimum with him. He said I could come look at the wood that he’s not taking with him and take all of it that I wanted. He said he was going to burn the rest. This was the “junk wood” that he was going to burn if I hadn’t rescued it.

And yes… this is what my daughter Bre calls “junk wood”. But I know she already has her eye on a few pieces of it and has her next project swimming around in her head. I can’t wait till she cuts one of these “ugly” boards up and sands it all down and throws a real finish on it rather than paint. :) (not that there’s anything wrong with paint… just don’t like making something and then painting it.)

This was only a small portion of what he had. And… it was all FREE!

Think I can make something with this haul? LOL :)


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GaryL

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#1 posted 505 days ago

Ok…I throw it out here right away…..You Suck!......great score!

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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AngieO

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#2 posted 505 days ago

Yeah…I know! :) It is pretty awesome

Guess what the first shop project I’m going to need to make now is…? A lumber rack!

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Gary

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#3 posted 505 days ago

so now we’re going to be looking for something spectacular from Angie…right?

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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Alongiron

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#4 posted 505 days ago

Damn…Good Score! Let me know if you have any leftover leftovers ?!!!!?

-- Measure twice and cut once.....

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a1Jim

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#5 posted 505 days ago

Good score,enjoy

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boxcarmarty

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#6 posted 505 days ago

Sweet…..

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

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Airspeed

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#7 posted 505 days ago

I burn a pile like that every spring! The stuff I burn is ugly, full of knots, too small to use or covered in glue, stain, paint and mystery substances! I can’t imagine burning that pile though, looks like you scored some nice wood! Good for you!

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GrandpaLen

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#8 posted 505 days ago

Angie,

There is only one thing that I find more exciting than FREE wood, ...but that doesn’t have anything to do with woodworking.

As you can tell, we LJs are happy that you were able to help your friend with their dilemma. ;-)

Work Safely and have Fun. – Grandpa Len

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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JoeinGa

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#9 posted 505 days ago

Good on you!

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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Monte Pittman

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#10 posted 504 days ago

My only question is, are you going back for the rest of it. I am a wood hoarder at heart. Never turn down free wood.

Good score.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Monte Pittman

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#11 posted 504 days ago

Start pointing out things around the house that your daughter can build. If she has a favorite grandparent, show her things she can build for them. A box for a favorite teacher maybe. She will be helping you collect this stuff in no time.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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GrandpaLen

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#12 posted 504 days ago

Angie,

Have you seen Steve’s new Potting Bench “Video of the Week”?

http://lumberjocks.com/Stevinmarin/blog/35406

Great ‘pallet wood’ challenge for your daughter to expand her horizons with.

Work Safely and have Fun. – Grandpa Len

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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DS

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#13 posted 504 days ago

Is there really any such thing as “junk” wood?

Nice score… have fun!

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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AngieO

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#14 posted 504 days ago

There absolutely isn’t. :)

GrandpaLen…. Tried to watch it earlier and lost my connection. Going to check it out through. Love that guy!

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woodbutcherbynight

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#15 posted 504 days ago

Nice find, heck even sawdust isn’t junk, works good as pumice additive in handcleaner. For those of us that have to get grease on hands in dayjobs…..(laughing)

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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