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Forum topic by Dallas posted 06-04-2013 04:32 PM 771 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-04-2013 04:32 PM

Yesterday the wife and I cleaned out a bunch of Yaupon Holly from our fence line. We only got about 20-30 ft of it cleaned out, and with my messed up hip I was done for the day. that was about 09:00 yesterday.
I dealt with the inconvenience for the rest of the day, and went to bed about 21:00.
I was up at 23:50, 01:20, 02:00, slept for about 1 hour and was up again at 03:00 and have been up ever since.

A few days before it became clear I needed to clear out a bunch of stuff from the shop so I would have room for a new saw. (I still have the old saw, and I guess it will act as a back up).
So, about 03:15 I went next door and started tossing cut-offs and shorts. By about 06:30 I had filled my 17 cu ft lawn trailer 3 times. Bodark, China Berry, Oak, Hickory, some exotics, elm, Live Oak, cedar, etc.

It is now burning merrily away adding fuel to our burn pile.

As of 09:30 it was Miller Time! (Actually Coors time), I had 6, by 10:00 I had finished 2, and now, at 11:30 I have almost finished one more, but it’s hopefully nap time after that.

Woe is me, I hate getting rid of all that wonderful wood…. and I can’t even drink my troubles away.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#1 posted 06-04-2013 04:48 PM

sad to lose some of that wood

but it can overtake the shop space
if not dealt with from time to time

i have afriend that owns a cab shop
once a year he goes thru his off cuts
and if he remembers them from last time
he cuts them up and boxes them
and leaves them outside
free to anyone that needs kindling

or you could just post a free ad in the local paper
and maybe some woodworker close by
would get to use them for some project
even pen making

but you got to do
what you got to do

get well soon

-- 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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#2 posted 06-05-2013 12:35 PM

Ahh yes, It’s Coors time somewhere. :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#3 posted 06-05-2013 01:37 PM

Off cuts and drop will eventually choke any shop if not thinned out occasionally. However, getting rid of some of it still hurts even if you know it’s the right thing to do.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#4 posted 06-05-2013 05:58 PM

Thanks all, I went through all that and now find I have 5 or 6 elms I have to cut down. they are all wormy, but I would bet I can get some decent wood still, maybe not big but should be some nice 6” and 8-10” width boards out of it.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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