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Topic tags/keywords: i am a woodworker am i have a problem i collect wood a wood hoarder it is becoming a problem

I am a woodworker and I have a problem. I collect wood. It is becoming a problem.

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#1 posted 02-25-2017 10:21 PM

A woodworker can never have TOO MUCH wood.

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#2 posted 02-25-2017 10:24 PM

Keep saving everything for that next project? Or maybe this little 1 inch cut off will come in handy as a handle? That piece of walnut is too nice for this project? And the list goes on :)

Eventually you get to use it-or just make another storage box for cut offs since the last one filled up already.

Sounds about right for me too

-- It's only a dumb question if you ignore the correct answer

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#3 posted 02-25-2017 10:54 PM

I have been a hoarder too. I collected lots and lots of wood when I could. Now I can’t afford to buy any worth having…......but I still got my stash to work with!

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#4 posted 02-25-2017 11:14 PM

I am glad I am not alone with this addiction. I go to the lumber mill to purchase 3 boards and come home with 8. I am not even sure how many I have stacked up now. Everything from Ash to Ziricote.

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#5 posted 02-25-2017 11:25 PM

I tend to also hoard tools also besides wood

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#6 posted 02-25-2017 11:53 PM

My problem is I come across deals and then end up with species of wood that is less desirable (to me) or wood with issue such as improper drying. End up with too much space tied up in this sort of stuff.

I have a stack of red oak, ash, and hickory that has been in the garage for probably 5 or 6 years now.

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#7 posted 02-26-2017 01:05 AM

I have no problem with hoarding wood. My wife stands there like a vulture and grabs almost every cut-off before the cut is finished. She also hoards handsaws, hand planes, Augers, bit braces and parts for all of the above.

-- Still trying to master kindling making

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#8 posted 02-26-2017 01:38 AM

I only have a few thousand board feet. So I don’t have too much yet.

How much is too much?

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#9 posted 02-26-2017 02:02 AM

I don’t understand what the problem is.

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#10 posted 02-26-2017 02:18 AM

Hi I’m Bob. I’m a wood hoarder. Is this where we meet?

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#11 posted 02-26-2017 02:51 AM

You can have too much wood. I have this problem now. If your building large things like cabinets it gets used up pretty quick. But….if you do true furniture it doesn’t go away quickly enough.

I’ve got enough 8/4 walnut stored in the shop to build and 8’ table and chairs twice. That’s just the walnut…

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#12 posted 02-26-2017 03:19 AM

Problem? What problem?

-- 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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#13 posted 02-26-2017 03:28 AM

I’m pathetic; not only am I a wood hoarder (I keep large scraps, cutoffs, etc., plus lots of lumber I may never get to use) but I also can not seem to throw away used sandpapers. I’ve got several small boxes of used papers sorted by size or shape. I’m not to the point of separating the used papers according to their grit, but I often dig through a box looking for the most useful piece for some odd job. It’s not as if I’m cheap, I have and use a wide variety of new papers for each project but I just can’t seem to throw away sandpapers in as much as I can’t discard wood scraps.
. ..Marc

-- Windsurfing, Woodworking, Weaving, and Woodducks. "Most woodworkers are usually boring holes"

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#14 posted 02-26-2017 03:31 AM

Feel free to send me some my way.. :-)

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#15 posted 02-26-2017 03:52 AM

I thought I was the only one. I can’t throw away scraps, I keep thinking I will do something with them, but never do. The next project always needs a new piece.

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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