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A wood gloat

by Nubsnstubs
posted 07-30-2016 02:18 PM

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#1 posted 07-30-2016 02:31 PM

Good save. That is a great haul. I sometimes procrastinate whether to grab some logs or not. Luckily, not too often, grab them when you can, you can always get rid of them. I wish we had some mesquite trees around here but I do get a variety.

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

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#2 posted 07-30-2016 02:44 PM

This warrants a ‘YOU SUCK’!

Nice find, Jerry … wish I could happen on a score like that.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#3 posted 07-30-2016 05:06 PM

Yep. You move to the top of the “You suck” pile. Wonderful score and some really beautify wood.

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#4 posted 07-30-2016 06:29 PM

Sometimes folks just get lucky, nice score Jerry!

-- Bill

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#5 posted 07-30-2016 09:40 PM

Gloat on, Beloved Buddy.

-- Mark

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#6 posted 07-30-2016 10:15 PM

Nice grab, even though it looks like it was a lot of work to load, should be hours of fun working it.
No you suck from me! (I think it’s a juvenile saying)

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#7 posted 07-30-2016 10:28 PM

Yea, nobody likes a braggart, But in this case Ill make an acceptation. Nice wood you found.

-- "Boy you could get more work done it you quit flapping your pie hole" Grandpa

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#8 posted 07-30-2016 10:48 PM

That’s a great haul. I wish I could have been able to get over there for some.

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#9 posted 07-30-2016 11:01 PM

The amount of good timber piled up and burnt can be quite shameful at times. Great to see you salvaging this load ready to put to good use. 90% of my timber is logs fallen over out in the bush and I have brought them home and milled them up. Also from neighbors cutting down unwanted trees in there yard.

Happy project making with you acquired logs.

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#10 posted 07-31-2016 01:28 PM

Nice save Jerry.


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#11 posted 07-31-2016 04:40 PM

I have some friends who my wife calls my wood pimps – but nothing like this !!! :o)) Nice haul Jerry.

-- When I was a kid I wanted to be older . . . . . this CRAP is not what I expected ! RIP 09/08/2018

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#12 posted 08-02-2016 04:45 AM

Nice find Jerry…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#13 posted 08-02-2016 11:55 AM

Oh, man, they’ve been doing that for the last year along I-65 in KY. Wish I would have thought to grab some of the lumber before they toasted it…
Great find, Jerry, congrats!

-- "Ladies, if your husband says he'll get to it, he'll get to it. No need to remind him about it every 6 months."

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#14 posted 08-02-2016 04:07 PM

Too bad that’s so far down south or I would be asking if there’s more piles. Good score.

-- Dave - - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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#15 posted 08-03-2016 03:11 AM

Too bad that s so far down south or I would be asking if there s more piles. Good score.

- ki7hy

There were still about 30 piles as of yesterday….. There has to be at least 50 Mesquite stumps and trees plus a ton of Palo Verde trees. I’ve reached my limit. Too old for the stash I have. If you think you’d come on out in the week or so, I could keep you informed on whether the stuff is still available.

A braggart!. I never brag on the work I have to do when I gloat. I never worked as hard as I did for one week collecting that stuff, and now it’s a waiting game. Gotta beat the bugs and the heat to keep the wood solid….

Jeff2008, it really is a shame as all this wood is wild, not domesticated wood. It’s rare to ever see a wild Palo Verde as large as I collected, and several of the Mesquites were even larger. I wish had the energy to gather all the Mesquite.

Azwoody, there’s still some time before they burn it..

Mahdee, I think I owe you something if you were Jinx….. Pm me..

Thanks for the sux, guys…......... Jerry (in Tucson)........ .. ......... ............ Jerry (in Tucson)

-- Jerry (in Tucson)

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#16 posted 08-03-2016 03:48 PM

Thanks Jerry, I will be heading to woodys in about a month but I assume he will be loading me up with a lot of flat stock so I doubt I will have space for it. Besides, it will likely be gone by then anyway unfortunately. I have two kids who do sports, scouts, etc so finding time to make the trip is tough.

I’ll be cutting down two mesquites at my place this fall though, so I’ll have some good turning stock for awhile at least. I need lots of handles made (like 70+) so that will helps. I might grab some of the branches I know woody has laying around for this too so I can get started.

-- Dave - - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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#17 posted 08-05-2016 02:05 AM

Are those T-111 stumps in that first photo? I always wondered where that stuff grows – guess it’s Arizona.

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#18 posted 08-05-2016 01:03 PM

Otto, you get the prize for the best question today….... The prize is on my right hand as I’m missing a digit on the left…....... heheheeh Just kidding, but that was funny. Jerry (in Tucson)

-- Jerry (in Tucson)

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