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Blog entry by woodshaver Tony C posted 09-14-2017 11:48 PM 1603 reads 0 times favorited 40 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just letting all my buddies know why I haven’t been posting on doing to much in the way of making comments.
My buddy pottz posted a blog about what happened to us here in Florida and how the hurricane effected us.
This is a link to pottz blog and here you can read about it and see some photos I posted.
http://lumberjocks.com/pottz/blog/112161#comment-4121185
Thanks for looking!
Tony

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!



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hunter71

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#1 posted 09-14-2017 11:49 PM

Good to see your back and safe.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#2 posted 09-15-2017 12:03 AM

Thanks Doug! It was a wild ride but we are all doing fine now!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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doubleDD

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#3 posted 09-15-2017 12:31 AM

Good to see your smiling face again. You and Carol went through a lot and I’m glad you have things under control. Time for a vacation. Swing by over here, we only had about 1/2’’ rain in 5 weeks.
I see carol is giving you instructions.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#4 posted 09-15-2017 12:42 AM

Hey Dave! We are A-OK my friend! But I was sweating bullets for a while.
Only 1/2” of rain in 5 weeks.. Wow! is everything still alive there. Makes me thirsty just thinking about it.
I hope we don’t see any more rain for a while! LOL!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#5 posted 09-15-2017 12:48 AM

Tony, the grass is burning up, the weeds are coming back, the trees are turning and already started to loose leaves. The lake has dropped 12’’. But hey I’‘m not complaining. LOL. I’ll take this any day compared to what you Floridians and Texans went through.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#6 posted 09-15-2017 12:58 AM

I think we stole Texas Thunder. No pun intended. LOL! The new is all about Florida now and I don’t here anyone complaining about gas prices anymore.
Abut that Moringa tree, I’m saving the trunk. Maybe I can make something out of it when it dries out. It’s only about 6 or 7 inches in diameter so I won’t be getting too much wood from it.
.

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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doubleDD

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#7 posted 09-15-2017 01:04 AM

6 to 7 inches, perfect for a lathe project. LOL. I wonder how it will dry out. Seal the heck out of those ends. I could see a couple bowls out of that. I’ll have to look it up in my tree to lumber book.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#8 posted 09-15-2017 01:06 AM

Tony,

Glad you’re safe and sound. Do you own a chainsaw? I’m sure there are a lot of downed trees. I guess it’s sometimes a good thing to live in the very boring Midwest farm country.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#9 posted 09-15-2017 01:07 AM

I’ll seal the ends with wax… But I can’t find anything about the wood of a Moringa tree. It’s all about eating it. :(

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#10 posted 09-15-2017 01:30 AM

Tom, I have a little chain saw that goes on the end of a weed eater motor. Not very big at all for big jobs. When we lived in MA I had a nice Stihl chain saw but got rid of it when we move to FL.

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#11 posted 09-15-2017 01:51 AM

Tony, really Glad to see you are alright. Any big damage to the house or shop? I remember seeing pics of Greg’s shop and hearing his story from Louisiana… Yikes.

Can’t wait to see some more of your work once things get back to normal. Best of luck

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#12 posted 09-15-2017 02:13 AM

Thanks Tooch!
No serious damage here at all. We dogged a bullet for sure. My two car garage is my shop and I had our truck and tools all in there with the hurricane brace on the big door. The only thing we had happen in the house was two leaks, one in the dinning room and one in the master bathroom.
I remember seeing Greg’s also.. not fun!
.

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#13 posted 09-15-2017 03:56 AM

Looks like you fared pretty good and judging by what I saw on the news I figured you may be in big trouble .
Stay well and wish you all the best .
Oh that trunk looks pretty good to make a special box from you better get at it and dry it carefully !

Klaus

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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#14 posted 09-15-2017 04:12 AM

Thanks Klaus,

I was afraid to go out and look after the wind and driving rain stopped. I saw shingles on our walkway and that tree uprooted and our neighbors flashing swinging in the breeze clanking against her house in the night darkness; It sounded so eerie.

I got to seal the ends of that log and put it up someplace out of the way for a few years. Do you think I should cut it up and dry it or dry it the way it is?

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#15 posted 09-15-2017 06:11 AM

I am glad to see you again,safe and ok

-- bambi

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