Shop Stuff. #7: Wood Gloat

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Blog entry by rsmith71 posted 03-11-2010 04:30 AM 1659 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Just had to add my own free wood gloat. Last fall a friend of a friend decided to clean out his workshop. My friend called me and asked if I was interested. I couldn’t get there fast enough. We loaded up in my truck and hit the road.
Let me say first I thought I might get 2 or 3 boards out of this trip but decided what the heck. We get there and talk to the guy and he’s decided he doesn’t have the room for everything he had and we started loading my truck up. And kept loading.
I ended up with quite a haul. List includes: Bubinga, Paduak, Hard Maple, Soft Maple, Birdseye Maple, Walnut, Brazilian Walnut, Willow, Mahogany, White Oak, Red Oak, Cedar, Cherry, Poplar, Zebrawood, and Lyptus. I think there’s more but can’t remember what right now. Some long boards and a lot of short pieces. Other than Hard Maple and Walnut, there’s not a whole lot of any one type but I thought I got a heck of a deal for the total cost of a tank of gas in my truck and a couple of cokes for me, my son, and my friend.

-- Robert - Haven Wood Crafts

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#1 posted 03-11-2010 05:06 AM

Nice gloat!! Great score!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#2 posted 03-11-2010 12:58 PM

Hmmmm, I came on here to say something Robert, but I can’t remember what it is… Oh, now I remember… I hate you!

Just kidding :) Great score! That should help keep the woodshop busy for awhile. Let me know if you need any help cleaning out your woodshop. I will make sure to bring a 12 pack of coke :)


-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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#3 posted 03-11-2010 01:19 PM

What a haul Robert. Congrats!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#4 posted 03-11-2010 09:11 PM

Yep, I’d say I was a little jealous if that were true but it’s not….I’m a lot jealous. Heck of a deal for a couple sodas. Everybody needs friends like that.

-- The safest place to be is within the will of God. God Bless. Michael

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#5 posted 03-12-2010 03:20 PM

Great looking haul. WOW

-- Hope Never fails

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#6 posted 03-12-2010 03:34 PM

Great free deal!!! I hope I can find a deal like that too… I got to keep some soda around!!

-- Mike, Southern IL

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#7 posted 03-17-2010 07:53 AM

Well, I keep hoping that my day will come – Happy for you.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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