Arson, Officer?

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Blog entry by degoose posted 05-13-2010 09:04 AM 1805 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have taken a leaf out of Todd A. Clippinger's book… If you want to be a professional, have a professional outlook.. and a professional’s work space.. etc…

After cleaning the main workshop.. I looked out and felt that the woodstore needed to be made more accessible … so I spent the day re-arranging all the timber and … sorry all… burning all the bits and pieces that I did not think I would use..I could have given some of it away but the cost of shipping it to you would be prohibitive..

Mind you a lot of this was scrap from a big clean up a few years ago… I did the clean up of a workshop of a bloke who had passed onto the big Workshop in the Sky…

Most was Scrap without the “S”.. I kept it and stacked and racked it and now I burnt it..yes Officer I lit the fire…

This pic shows the pile of ash that was about 1000 bf.. or 2 plus cubic metres of bits and pieces….Further pics can be seen at my blog site...

It took all day to clean up the woodstore and the fire is still burning… will be for a few days yet I think.

Now at least I can see what I have and easy access to the timber I want to use…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#1 posted 05-13-2010 09:24 AM

you could have brought it with you to ChCh! we use log burners here! and its winter!

-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...

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#2 posted 05-13-2010 11:32 AM

Time for a bbq Larry. Hot dogs on sticks would work well.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 05-13-2010 11:53 AM


ahah jokes
hmmm.. you make a good point, maybe i should clean up my shed….

-- BRODY. NSW AUSTRALIA -arguments with turnings are rarely productive-

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#4 posted 05-13-2010 12:04 PM

I’m also guilty of hoarding (S)crap ! Nice going , Larry : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#5 posted 05-13-2010 12:25 PM

All those nice scraps… given up to the fire gods!
I hope there wasn’t any of that hairy stuff in there!

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

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Chris Davis

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#6 posted 05-13-2010 02:06 PM

I have a problem of keeping too much scrap. It seem I have to move it to get to something and then cover up the next piece I’m needing.

-- Watch live video from our shop.!current-projects/c3c1

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Walt M.

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#7 posted 05-13-2010 02:27 PM

i just know if I throw it out today I’ll need it tomorrow should at least thrown a pig on there LOL

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#8 posted 05-13-2010 03:29 PM

A grreat man. What you revel in today, you may rile in tomorrow.

But, I stand by your deeds.

-- 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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#9 posted 05-13-2010 04:04 PM

If my wife sees this post…. I’ll have to buy 2 bags of marshmallows!

I too am cursed with the “I can’t throw it out” disease…. I have old scrap 2×4’s from a gate my Dad made back in about 1976 or so! I have held onto it for so long it almost has sentimental value to it now!

Oh well… maybe this is a wake-up call to “lessen” my fire hazard. ;)


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#10 posted 05-13-2010 04:22 PM

I need to do the same thing Larry, but as soon as I burn something I will need it. lol

-- Smitty!!!

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#11 posted 05-13-2010 05:08 PM

Hey Mate
Burning up is hard to do LOL It’s all about being able to function in your shop. I need to do a clean up and blow out too, But no routers will go ! LOL

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#12 posted 05-13-2010 09:37 PM

It is now a pleasure to walk through my Workshop and Woodstore.. this equals productivity….hopefully.

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#13 posted 05-14-2010 02:43 AM

Shop looks great now larry. Did you contribute to global warming with that fire? :-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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