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Forum topic by Dustin Ward (aka Tearen) posted 02-15-2009 10:43 PM 1319 views 0 times favorited 17 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Dustin Ward (aka Tearen)

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02-15-2009 10:43 PM

Topic tags/keywords: free lumber cherry maple walnut oak

So, I have purchased a new Rigid jointer w/Home Depot gift cards(Thank you Chase Rewards) and was given an antique jointer just yesterday. So, I need to make some room in the shop.

I have a pile of cherry and maple/curly maple about knee high and 4ft wide. Sizes starting at 1”x1” and up. Most are 5 to 6 foot long. I even have boxes of shorter lengths in oak, maple, cherry, and walnut. This stuff works great in cutting boards, inlays, edgings, and turnings.

So, are there any lumberjocks in West Michigan that would like some FREE wood? Yes, FREE.

I would of course be open to donations of unique wood.


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Karson

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#1 posted 02-16-2009 12:17 AM

Watch out you may have LumberJocks driving for days to get free wood.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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#2 posted 02-16-2009 12:21 AM

West Michigan isn’t so far from eastern Minnesota…

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#3 posted 02-16-2009 12:22 AM

They would be welcome at my shop…. as long as they brought a couple nice pieces of lumber to trade. :-)

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#4 posted 02-17-2009 02:49 AM

I’ll be there soon How soon you want it gone? I call Dibbs :-). Knowing Tearen there is more than enough for everyone. I am going to pick some of it up this week.

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#5 posted 02-17-2009 07:40 AM

I’ll be driving from chicago to grand rapids Wednesday. I could use some lumber if anything isn’t claimed.

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Dustin Ward (aka Tearen)

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#6 posted 02-17-2009 03:21 PM

Rustic is correct. I always have too much lumber on hand. Someone will call and say “I have another load of curly for you. Make sure you bring the empty van.” How could any of us say NO! I would rather find someone to use it then for it to be chipped and sold to the mulch companies. Needless to say, my local high school woodshop class always has materials for the students.

Marcb, I sent you a message so we can make arrangements for you to stop by and get some stuff. If any of you LJ’s are going to be around the Grand Rapids, Michigan area anytime this year make sure you add me as a buddy and drop me a line when you are going to be in the area. Odds are I will have some material for trade, swap, or just need to move out of the shop.

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Douglas Bordner

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#7 posted 02-17-2009 04:20 PM

For God’s sake man, don’t give my wife any ideas!

Very decent of you to think of the community here, Tearen. Be prepared for unbridled popularity.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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Dustin Ward (aka Tearen)

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#8 posted 02-17-2009 04:50 PM

Sorry Douglas, I cannot control the mind of a woman. One day you will come home and all your cutoffs will be gone….. Happened to me once when I was on a business trip to Australia. Only took a couple years to replace all my lost treasures!

I could probably sell the materials online, but I feel better when I am able to meet a fellow woodworker and know that the wood is going to be used properly.

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YorkshireStewart

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#9 posted 02-17-2009 07:35 PM

Mrs YS wouldn’t dream of clearing anything out of mine. I’m so lucky. But then, I wouldn’t touch any of her stash of knitting yarn; and it’s quite a stash!

Now, where’s West Michigan…?

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business. http://www.folksy.com/shops/TreeGems

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jm82435

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#10 posted 02-17-2009 07:41 PM

I know where you got your name now – You have me tearing up in Wyoming… this is just cruel…

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

#11 posted 02-17-2009 09:19 PM

LOL!! I hope you’re not parting with all those boards you got from me ALREADY!!

Take care!!

-- Lane Custom Guitars and Basses

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#12 posted 02-18-2009 12:27 AM

oh no… I am keeping those Alanealane for my special projects. I am just moving out some of the other stuff.

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#13 posted 02-18-2009 12:28 AM

Don’t do too much damage JM82435!

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#14 posted 02-18-2009 12:32 AM

stuart its a bit far for us mate but if your hinking of renting a boat im in lol

andy

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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jm82435

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#15 posted 02-18-2009 01:28 AM

that is tearin’ as in crying…

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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