Well, while cruising craigslist I came across an interesting post in materials. Apparently a guy was giving away some air dried pecan because he was moving out of that state. The pictures showed a burl and some slabs; but he was an hour away. I decided to make contact and see what he really had. He claimed it was enough to take a couple of trips with a half ton pick-up. I was skeptical, but decided to check it out. I also ropped my friend Jeremy Grubbs (http://www.jjhgwoodworks.com/) into bringing his closed in trailer….
I might have underestimated how much Pecan there was…
This was less than a third of what we hauled:
A top down view:
With MORE in the CAB:
An idea of scale (Some of the boards were over 8 feet long!):
Some REALLY IMPRESSIVE FIGURE:
My Total Haul:
Here's the impressive thing. We were the second group of people to get there. Apparently the first group (a husband and wife duo from 3 hours away) grabbed all the stuff that was milled as if it were for one of the big box stores. I shudder to think what they managed to drive away with. But they only brought a pickup and couldn't haul it all… There loss, my gain!
Now, I left quite a bit with Jeremy. I am not setup to resaw burls, but he is. He's already told me if I want more all I have to do is stop by! We left Houston Friday around 5, and I didn't finish unloading at my place until MIDNIGHT!
A final note, in case James sees this (the guy giving away the Pecan), you did a GREAT JOB slabbing with a chain saw, truely impressive.
Now, what am I going to build with all of this?!
P.S. Does anyone else have trouble loading pictures? Rather than appearing where the cursor is placed it appears at the top of my entry! Truely Annoying!
Congrats on the great score! I've scanned the 'Materials' listings in local CL, but there's only ads for cork and bamboo flooring. There's nothing more satisfying than a ride home with nice truckload of just-found lumber!
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