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Blog entry by splintergroup posted 04-05-2021 08:38 PM 414 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Rack is done!

I transferred the wood from my old rack to the new rack, but left all the red oak behind to keep the squirrels from jacking with my house.

I also had plenty of other wood stored in the shop to move

The bottom gets all the ultra heavy 8/4 stock of maple, red/white oak, cherry, and some Poplar.

From the bottom up:

QS White oak
White oak.
Walnut (have another 200 bf coming in)
Cherry w/some Ambrosia maple
Various “exotics”, mahogany, Jatoba (flooring), pear, and ash.

Barely any deflection in the pipe, no worries!

Behind it all I can store the under 8’ “shorts” vertically (QSWO, cherry, walnut, WO, eastern red cedar)

The unused ends of each tier plus some rusty shelving can hold shorts of local apricot, Russian olive, and salt cedar I cut up and dried.

I had some wood propped up out side as I was working. Some guy drove by and asked me if I was selling it.
He called it ”Ohespee” and said it was very valuable.

Not wanting to let anything go, I told him no and he went on his way.

Looking at it, I see the beautiful clear lengths and intertwined grain, indicative of many tropical species.

What a score!

You made it this far, thanks for dropping in!



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Dave Polaschek

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#1 posted 04-05-2021 09:21 PM

It’s like a treasure cave, all packed up and ready to go. Now I just need to get on o’ them big forklifts to haul it up to my place. ;-)

Nice work, Splint!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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splintergroup

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#2 posted 04-05-2021 09:25 PM

Not so fast Dave! I have a few loyal squirrels that are itching for a trip up to SF…8^)

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#3 posted 04-05-2021 10:16 PM

“Ohespee” hahahaahaha!

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#4 posted 04-06-2021 02:15 AM

Wow…great storage and nice selection!!

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Dave Polaschek

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#5 posted 04-06-2021 02:36 AM

Hmm. If it’s the Richardson squirrels, we’ve already got plenty of those here. Making some headway against the gophers, which makes for empty tunnels for the squirrels to invade through,

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#6 posted 04-06-2021 01:39 PM



Wow…great storage and nice selection!!

- BB1

Thanks BB!

Finding stuff I had long ago forgotten I had. Can’t believe I have so much red oak.

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#7 posted 04-06-2021 01:45 PM



Hmm. If it’s the Richardson squirrels, we’ve already got plenty of those here. Making some headway against the gophers, which makes for empty tunnels for the squirrels to invade through,

- Dave Polaschek

I’ve spotted the gopher tunnels going under the foundations, maybe if I release some snakes 8^)

Eventually I hope to find some reasonable animal in predator/prey hierarchy that I can coexist with.

Some of the worse are the chipmunks, miniature squirrels with the attitude of a swarm of horse flies.

Maybe this is all karma from the original oaks sacrificed for my stash?

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#8 posted 04-06-2021 01:46 PM


Wow…great storage and nice selection!!

- BB1

Thanks BB!

Finding stuff I had long ago forgotten I had. Can t believe I have so much red oak.

- splintergroup


yeah thats the good thing about reorganizing,ive got a few rows high up on the wall full of exotic woods that i have no idea whats in those piles.maybe i need to do a clean up myself.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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CutsTwice

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#9 posted 04-10-2021 01:11 AM

Looks great!

Will agree with you that in parts of rural NM, people do put out strange things I went to UNM many, many years ago
GO Lobos.

-- "worrying is like sitting in a rocking chair...gives you something to do but gets you no place"

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splintergroup

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#10 posted 04-10-2021 02:48 PM



Looks great!

Will agree with you that in parts of rural NM, people do put out strange things I went to UNM many, many years ago
GO Lobos.

- CutsTwice

I’ve always admired the family car cemeteries, Generations of family vehicles in a row along the fence, each one used until it would run no more.

Of course in some cases these can be valuable, kind of a redneck 401K. Myself? I only have 3 vehicles in the back yard 8^)

Lobos! aack! Go Aggies!!!!

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#11 posted 04-11-2021 08:22 PM

I hear chewing gum works on gophers. Maybe try propane and a match? I’ve seen bad things happen with that, though.

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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splintergroup

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#12 posted 04-11-2021 11:46 PM

The propane sounds fun! 8^)

I have tried a few “gopher bombs” from the 70’s, they light like a fire cracker, but pour out a bunch of smoke. Light, toss into the hole, then cover it up. At least the smoke plumes that pop up around the yard give a clue to the extent of the tunnel system.

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