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04-18-2013 07:32 PM

I do some odds and ends favors for a buddy of mine. He called me up to see if I would takes some boards off of his Uncles hands that had been sitting in his garage for about 10 years. He knew that i did some wood working and figured I could do something with them. I told him to load them up and I would find some use for them. So about an hour later he shows up pulling a trailer full of rough cut lumber. It turns out that this was rough cut Cherry that had been cut on his uncles portable saw mill. Well after we unloaded it and I had a chance to go through it, here is what was in the pile:

30 1×6 8’; 16 1×8 8’; 29 1×10 8’; and 11 1×12-8’ A total of 86 boards amounting to 543 bdft!

The best thing about this deal… when I asked him how much, he said this is a thanks for all the help you have did for me in the past!!! I DID NOT PAY HIM A DIME!! I am not sure how much it is worth but even at $3/bdft that is almost $1700 !!!

I ran a piece over my jointer quick to see what it looked like and it has a beautiful character grain to it with almost a Quarter Sawn appearance!

So I guess you will see some future projects of mine being done in Cherry!!

-- Measure twice and cut once.....sneak up on it! Steve Lien

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#1 posted 04-18-2013 07:43 PM

Jealousy is a very real thing for me right now!

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#2 posted 04-18-2013 07:46 PM

Awesome, total envy

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 04-18-2013 07:46 PM

Ill say it … YOU SUCK!

Sweet score for sure. A friend with Cherry keeps you merry.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#4 posted 04-18-2013 07:50 PM

Suckage personified. You should be ashamed of yourself. I hate you…


-- jay,

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#5 posted 04-18-2013 07:53 PM

You guys should feel sorry for me…. my back hurts from unloading all of that wood!!! :)

-- Measure twice and cut once.....sneak up on it! Steve Lien

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#6 posted 04-18-2013 07:53 PM

Congratulations on the score…..and you suck ; )

-- Lucas, "Someday woodworks will be my real job, until then, there's this"

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#7 posted 04-18-2013 07:55 PM

Enjoy that back pain, you lucky dog!

-- Brian Timmons -

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#8 posted 04-18-2013 08:01 PM

Don’t be so mean guys take the high road just tell him it is pallet grade crap not worth the space it takes in the shop.” Audible snicker”

-- A tube of calk and a gallon of paint will make a carpenter what he ain't

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#9 posted 04-18-2013 08:07 PM

The YOU SUCK scale just added a higher level. What a total score!

I’d be glad to schedule a chiropractor appointment to help with the back. Be sure to leave your shop unlocked during that time and I’ll come over and guard the cherry, OK?

-- In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Thomas Jefferson

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#10 posted 04-18-2013 08:22 PM

Someone stole approx 550 board ft of rough cut cherry from me a month ago, it was all in 8’ sections, stack looks like that.. I think you need to return it, we can’t have you holding stolen lumber…..

Just Kidding ;)

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#11 posted 04-18-2013 08:26 PM

Yeah, You SUCK just doesn’t seem enough!


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

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#12 posted 04-18-2013 08:28 PM

It never fails….....Them that’s got, get. Doesn’t seem fair, Steve. It’s a good thing that you are a nice guy.

I know we will be seeing some beautiful projects coming from that stack.

-- Wood is a gift from God/Nature that maintains its beauty forever via the hand of a woodworker.

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#13 posted 04-18-2013 08:33 PM

If you don’t like to use cherry I will make the two hour drive and pick it up.

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#14 posted 04-18-2013 08:49 PM

I’ll say it too…. You suck! Totally jealous.

Seriously though… What goes around comes around… Looks like you’ve done some good. What a great score. Can’t wait to see what you do with it.

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#15 posted 04-18-2013 08:55 PM

Apparently, I have the wrong buddies and they have the wrong Uncles…

We’ll be expecting great things from your haul!

-- "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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