Lumber #1: There can never be too much

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Blog entry by PurpLev posted 02-06-2009 09:38 PM 2504 reads 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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It seems like everytime someone says that he has “extra” lumber, or “more than enough” people jump to say that there can never be too much, as someone said: “there is no such thing is just enough, and too much is just right”.

I came upon a shop that closed, and they were getting rid of their overstock lumber. I got too late for the 5/4 10’ pieces, but I did manage to get all their short stock (cut offs, leftovers):

It’s mostly Mahogany, Cherry, some oak and Ash, a bit of Maple, Poplar ,and some Pine (I think I’ll use that for drawers since I can’t really figure out what else to do with it)

short lumber

I see so many small boxes, tool handles, etc…. some would only see firewood… oh well

So, next thing is – setup storage for these odd shaped, small pieces – I already have the place, and the design for it… but that would have to wait till the next blog entry… coming soon to a theater close to you.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#1 posted 02-06-2009 11:05 PM

OH DROOL OH DROOL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wow great find! Happy woodworking…

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#2 posted 02-06-2009 11:47 PM

How are you typing from under the pile? :-)

Only thing that would make it a better story is if it was free!

-- Steven

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#3 posted 02-06-2009 11:52 PM

I’ll be over to help you clean up that mess…and take some off your hands!
Seriously, I found a wood supplier in the next town and he saves stuff for me. Never that much but I couldn’t live with myself if my garage was so full!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#4 posted 02-06-2009 11:58 PM

Steven – it would have made the story too good to be true if that was all for free… I wish it was, but it wasn’t. def. worth the price paid for it though.

I think I got more than I can handle, but I didn’t know how much the guy had, and just decided to sign mysef up for it all since I didn’t want to give up such a great opportunity – especially after missing out on the longer stuff…

ellen – you’re welcome to stop by, I’ll leave the broom by the entrance door ;)

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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Douglas Bordner

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#5 posted 02-07-2009 12:27 AM

To quote The Seuss, “Oh the places you’ll go…” with this fine treasure trove. Have fun. Thanks for sharing this score!

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over two decades.

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#6 posted 02-07-2009 01:18 AM

A great find. Too late for some, but just in time for others.

Happy making sawdust.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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Pat Cavanaugh

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#7 posted 03-21-2009 05:38 PM

I’m so jealous. I have to drive to New Orleans or Mobile if I want that kind of variety.

-- Pat - Biloxi, MS

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#8 posted 03-21-2009 07:02 PM

Looks like a lot of boxes to me!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#9 posted 03-21-2009 07:48 PM

Great score.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#10 posted 03-22-2009 06:19 AM

Pat, for all it’s worth – I don’t have access to such variety either, it was by chance that I got to this one, I actually contacted the person about some long boards of Mahogany, which someone else beat me to it… I told him I am a woodworker, and asked if he had anything else he’s trying to get rid of- and this was it…lol.

Gary – we see a like. already started on one (don’t tell anyone, but It inherits the looks of your 1-box-of-drawers – I just can’t seem to change it enough to look much different – I really liked yours)

Thanks Mark ;)

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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