What you can do with $85 and 4 hours besides get a disease? buy wood thats what ;)

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Forum topic by XBIGJIMX posted 136 days ago 1160 views 0 times favorited 25 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Well I had some time to kill at my local auction house the other day and $100 burning a hole in my pocket, so I did when any red blooded human would do I spent it on wood of course but I think I got a bargain. So 4 truck loads and 7 pallets later and $85 spent here is the haul(s). So far I have found Maple, Curley Maple, Walnut, Mahogany, Cherry, Brazilian Cherry, Poplar, Oak, and Beech.

Funny part is my 17 year old son needed $10 to go eat and asked for some money and I told him I had some woodI need taken down to the shop wanna trade?. He looks at me like he is the master negotiator and goes $15. I am like sold. He sooooo did not look in the garage first before quoting a price, I think he is planning my death now….

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#1 posted 136 days ago

Nice score. What kind of lumber did you get?

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#2 posted 136 days ago

I am still going though it all but most of it was 4/4 and some 8/4 every thing from 4” -12” wide up to 40” long all s4s already. So far I saw 20 pieces of 8/4 oak about 40” long 470 pieces of 1×2x 40 maple/ curley maple (perfect for doing guitar necks which i would of been laminating anyway)

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#3 posted 136 days ago

Seems like a great haul, especially for the curly maple and cherry!

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#4 posted 136 days ago

Well your 4 hour and $85 investment should keep you off the street corner and out of trouble for a good long while. ;-)

Nice Gloat, You suck. :-)

Best Regards. – Grandpa Len.
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-- 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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#5 posted 136 days ago

I’ll have to remember that negotiating tactic when my boy gets to be a little older. By the way great score and you suck

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#6 posted 136 days ago

Where did all of this come from?

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#7 posted 136 days ago

Awesome. I would have bought it on the spot.

-- 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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#8 posted 136 days ago

I live in southern Indiana and it is the local Auction house. They get it from Kohletter (sp) woodworks. Which is in the same town. it’s all stuff to small for them

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#9 posted 136 days ago

Kaleb, I should be more worried about him talking about the garage accidentally burning down hahah

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#10 posted 136 days ago

Fantastic!!!!! You hit the Mother-load there, can you send me a piece of your Lucky White Heather.......

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#11 posted 136 days ago

Nice score on the wood!

PS. Please tell me where to get 4 hours for 85.00… :)

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#12 posted 136 days ago

i guess no one else went looking for wood

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#13 posted 136 days ago


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#14 posted 136 days ago

You suck….That could make alot of cool stuff!

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#15 posted 135 days ago

Nice find. Thanks for sharing. I dream about that. Wood is outrageous around here.
Be careful about storage. Black widows would like that. I kill several every year in my shop. Got nailed by one once. Night in the hospital. Bad.

-- Steve - "Never Give Up"

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