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Forum topic by RogerM posted 05-28-2014 01:24 PM 981 views 0 times favorited 14 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-28-2014 01:24 PM

Apparently I posted some of these pictures in the wrong place – - sorry!

Was able to submit the winning bid for about 400 board feet of virgin wormy chestnut in a local estate sale. I am told that this lumber came from North Carolina and it still has the circular saw marks from the old lumber mill. Not a nail in any of it and some of it is more than 18 inches wide.

-- Roger M, Aiken, SC

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#1 posted 05-28-2014 01:26 PM

Totally sickening. You should ship it all to me.

Great haul.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 05-28-2014 01:37 PM

That is a great find.

-- billA

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#3 posted 05-28-2014 03:00 PM

Gotta love a score like that! Can’t wait to see what you make with it.


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#4 posted 05-28-2014 03:01 PM

You suck ! ;o))

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#5 posted 05-28-2014 03:03 PM


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#6 posted 05-28-2014 03:14 PM

So…..............where do you live exactly….I want to send you congratulations or something like that? No seriously, great score and you really suck

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#7 posted 05-28-2014 05:26 PM

I heard the internet police were cracking down on misplaced posts. Sorry that you got caught in the speed trap lol.

Amazing haul of some untouched chestnut!

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#8 posted 05-28-2014 05:31 PM

Back home, in France, chestnut was often used a “cheap” wood under expensive marqueterie and/or veneer.

-- Bert

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#9 posted 05-28-2014 11:33 PM

oooo.. nice gloat!

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#10 posted 05-28-2014 11:37 PM

I’d kill for that. KILL!!, I’m tellin’ you.

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#11 posted 05-29-2014 01:18 AM

All the chestnut I’ve seen was reclaimed. Didn’t say what you paid, but I think you did good.

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#12 posted 05-29-2014 01:27 AM

I think I saw in his first post that he paid like $175 (iirc). I could be confusing it with the guy who landed 300bf of 8/4 walnut.

Yes… I lurk and envy.

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#13 posted 05-29-2014 01:34 AM

Buckethead, Either one of those is “suckworthy”!

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#14 posted 05-29-2014 01:29 PM

The bid was under $1,000 for all of it. Wish there was more so I could share some of it with all of you. I’ll be sure to post the projects that are made with it.

-- Roger M, Aiken, SC

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