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Dallas

2882 posts in 1124 days


137 days ago

Today my boss in all his wisdom told me to clean out my small stash of logs that need to be slabbed.
If you want them, you’ll have to come and get them as I’m not able to lift much anymore, other than loading some on my mower cart and hauling them that way.

One is a 18” cedar. Actually, it’s probably Mountain Juniper, which is what many here in Texas call “Texas Cedar.”
It’s probably 7’ of usable wood.

Next is an oak (probably pin or burr oak, I don’t remember). It came down on the property a few years ago and I have never had a chance to work with it.
It still has it’s bark, but it’s all pretty loose.
The log is probably 24-30” across, and about 4’ long. There is also another log I took some slabs off of 2 years ago. I have probably 3 boards I am keeping from that one.

The last one is a black walnut. About 5-6’ long. From the logs I processed awhile back, I know there is some amazing grain in this log.
Probably about 18” at the butt.

There are also a few tools, (For instance), A Delta 22-580 planer, I just replaced the blades on it. It is broken and doesn’t work, but it shouldn’t be too hard to fix.

I’m tired anymore, I want to get this job finished to the boss’s satisfaction so he can sell the place.
I just don’t feel like fighting anymore. We are looking for a place to live as it is. We can’t even afford to buy a small piece of property anymore because of medical bills.

I’m not selling any of the working tools so no, don’t ask.
I would like to try to set up one more shop. As depressing as that may sound.

If you ware interested,

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


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richardwootton

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#1 posted 137 days ago

Dallas sorry to hear about what sounds like a sh!tty situation, and if I were closer I’d be there in a heart beat!

-- Richard, Hot Springs, Ar -- Galoot In Training

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gfadvm

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#2 posted 137 days ago

Sorry about your situation my friend. I’d be after those logs if it weren’t so far. I know things will work out for you. Just not sure when or how.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 137 days ago

If I had time I would come get them. Your boss is being a real sweetheart.

-- 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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CFrye

2867 posts in 476 days


#4 posted 136 days ago

Dallas, I hate that you have to lose the lumber. Hopefully someone will pick it up and make wonderful things out of it I know you are tired of fighting. Glad you are still able to see another shop in your future. Is your planer an older model like this?

-- God bless, Candy

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Dallas

2882 posts in 1124 days


#5 posted 136 days ago

CFrye, My delta is an older model, but it’s a 22-580. The one you show is a 22-540. Mine is much heavier dury and has a 2 speed transmission.
It is also a 13” model with all kinds of neat features.

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

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CFrye

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#6 posted 136 days ago

Sorry, Dallas. Can’t read! What a dufus!

-- God bless, Candy

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Blackie_

3379 posts in 1149 days


#7 posted 135 days ago

Dallas, you are two hours from me, you are wanting someone to take the lumber?

Randy

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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Dallas

2882 posts in 1124 days


#8 posted 135 days ago

Randy, a couple of other people have shown interest in the logs. If no one picks them up you’ll be third in line for them.

Just remember, I have no way to lift or load them anymore, so you’ll have to come up with a plan.

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

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Blackie_

3379 posts in 1149 days


#9 posted 135 days ago

Oh Dallas, let them have hmm, I have plenty, thanks :)

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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Blackie_

3379 posts in 1149 days


#10 posted 135 days ago

Did you see those mesquite logs I just posted on the trailer, in my blog? those were a bugger.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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Dallas

2882 posts in 1124 days


#11 posted 135 days ago

Yeah, I’ll bet they were! I moved the walnut up on the porch by myself and the wife had a hemorrhage. She told me not to ever do that again.
I didn’t think it was so difficult, I only had to take 2 nitro pills afterwards.

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

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watermark

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#12 posted 135 days ago

Hey Dallas, Sorry you are having to go through this, try and stay positive mate. I could really use some parts off that planer but I am in Hawaii and shipping it whole would be outrageous. If you don’t get any takers locally let me know if you would be willing to send over some of the parts. I would pay for the parts and shipping.

-- "He who has no dog, hunts with a cat" Portuguese proverb

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Dallas

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#13 posted 135 days ago

watermark, let me know what parts you need, and if they aren’t the broken ones we could probably stuff them in a flat rate USPS box. “If it fits, it ships!

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

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MarkTheFiddler

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#14 posted 135 days ago

Hey Dallas,

I’m sorry for the misfortune. It kind of feels like losing someone close.

If your OK with it and Watermark doesn’t mind, I’d like to take a crack at fixing up that planer. If I could get it running smoothly, it will be a dream come true. One thing is for sure – I will restore it to be a fully functional and precise machine. I have been needing one forever – I’m willing to invest the elbow grease and time.

I’ll keep that baby local for you. Well – Carrollton at least. ;)

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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Dallas

2882 posts in 1124 days


#15 posted 135 days ago

Come and get it Mark! It isn’t a commercial grade planer by any means, but is a well thought out design.

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

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