Big wood find #3: Starting to get some of the haul home.

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Blog entry by rtb posted 12-11-2009 05:30 AM 1540 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I picked up Mike and his brother Chad and met with the son(executor) who opened the barn for us. The trailer backed in to the area where the wood was directly overhead.Starting at the far right where most of the cherry was Mike handed the wood, one board at a time to his brother to be stacked on the trailer. I made like a big shot, I supervised. Since the cherry came down first it was stacked to one side of the trailer.With some careful loading and several strong straps we managed to load about 1/2 of the wood. The trailer was lowered somewhat by the weight. (the trailer is rated to handle a load of 7000 pounds.) when we returned to my barn/woodshop they unloaded all the wood, keeping it separated.








There are a couple of other piles not shown That together probable have as much wood as the pile of cherry but are somewhat mixed. With most of this wood Its going to take planing to identify each board.

To answer some of the question That have been mentioned. Scrappy, The first project will to be trim the board to remove checking where it exists. Reduce some of the longer board to more manageable lengths, I can’t really think of any projects that will require 16-17 foot lengths. I’am not going to undertake to do any resawing at this time but want to plane one side to better identify each type so that they can be placed in the proper location. When this has been accomplished I can then think about getting the other half of the wood and doing the same thing. For those who mare care the pile of cherry is about 15 ft long 6-7 ft wide and 3 ft high.

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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#1 posted 12-11-2009 06:21 AM

Ooooh – envy! Was this an enormous bargain or a free pile?

Oh before I forget… where did you say this was located and do you keep the large doggy inside your house… not near the wood?

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#2 posted 12-11-2009 06:24 AM

Just read the other two in the series and answered my first question.

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#3 posted 12-11-2009 07:42 AM

The more I see of what you got, the better it looks.

Thanks for keeping us posted on the progress.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#4 posted 12-11-2009 01:57 PM

Wow, this is a wonderful bargain on the wood and that should be enough cherry to last you for a while. :)

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#5 posted 12-11-2009 02:03 PM

If you find out that you have more wood than projects you can let me know and I’ll take some off your hands…............LOL

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#6 posted 12-11-2009 04:59 PM

Webb, thats just a pup about 15 mths or so. Hes not small BUT if he lowers his head he can walk under our big dog


He weighs about 225 and when he stands on his back feet he can put his front paws on my sholders and ‘kiss” me on the top of my head (this is not encouraged) I stand 6”1. (his name is TITAN)

Jerry, wouldn’t mind an excuse to go south, it 16 here this AM. and am willing to share BUT I’m afraid that you would jump for joy and than would realy set back your healing.

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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#7 posted 12-11-2009 06:12 PM


-- gagewestern

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#8 posted 12-12-2009 02:35 AM

Wow that is a big dog – what kind of dog is that? Congrats again on the wood – I guess a new doghouse would pretty much use all the lumber…

Still trying to figure out where I can find cherry for less than the price of a 2×4 at home depot :-)

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#9 posted 12-12-2009 05:11 PM

Webb, hes a very large Great Dane, on steroids(actually does get a small amount of steroid every day for allergy condition. I don’t know about home depot but Lowes has had some very nice 2×4 for less than $2.00. You might Rockler they’re prices are usually about that. Of course thats by the inch.

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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#10 posted 02-06-2010 03:49 PM

O.K. webb will go in first then after the dog if full I will load the wood.


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#11 posted 02-06-2010 09:24 PM

Big job

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