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08-24-2017 10:56 PM

Topic tags/keywords: resource mahogany cherry maple walnut

There was a professional woodworker that specialized in the repair and refinishing of antique furniture. After he retired, he continued woodworking as a hobby for about 15 years. Now this man is just to old and tired to work on anything. His brother-in-law is helping him clear his estate so that he can move into an assisted living facility. They have already sold off all of his tools and machinery, the only thing left is his prized stockpile of wood. This man will not sell his wood or give it to anyone that can’t appreciate what it is and use it like he would have.

Today I picked up the first half of his stockpile and brought it home. Next Thursday I will pick up the other half. This load consisted of a bunch of antique doors from cabinets and wardrobes, some wide planks of Walnut, a few amazing burls, and 6 = 200 year old walnut beams that came out of a log cabin. Next weeks load will just be more of the same.

I know… pictures, didn’t happen.

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#1 posted 08-24-2017 11:00 PM

That’s a seriously nice load of timber.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#2 posted 08-24-2017 11:00 PM

Those burls!

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#3 posted 08-24-2017 11:17 PM

I am glad he felt you can appreciate his treasure and could entrust with it.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#4 posted 08-24-2017 11:21 PM

Nice haul Dan!

-- Bill, Yo! Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#5 posted 08-24-2017 11:33 PM

A couple truck loads of some seriously good stuff.
Good haul.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#6 posted 08-24-2017 11:47 PM

man your going to be busy this fall and winter!!!!

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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#7 posted 08-24-2017 11:53 PM

man i wish you were closer id come over and help you unload that stuff-”into the back of my truck”-lol.nice score papa,looks like youll be havin some fun with that.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#8 posted 08-25-2017 12:29 AM

I’m going to be pretty busy for sure.

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#9 posted 08-25-2017 12:41 AM

It sure does make the dodge look better. :)

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#10 posted 08-25-2017 01:16 AM

It sure does make the dodge look better. :)

- TheFridge

So tell me how you really feel about Dodges. LOL I like my old truck.

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#11 posted 08-25-2017 03:05 PM

What I want to know, is, what lie did you tell him to make him think you are a good guy???

Do you understand how cruel this post was, what depths of envy you are stirring up in your good buddies?

.......I am going to go find some Hate Crime Police and see if this post qualifies.

Ruined my whole morning…so back to fixing up used furniture, while you dream of the project of the century.

Bleh, bleh, bleh!!!

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#12 posted 08-25-2017 04:44 PM

How sad that he can’t continue his love affair with wood and his craft.

-- Bill - Rochester MI

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#13 posted 08-25-2017 04:50 PM

I think this perhaps qualifies for a You Suck….. All for Free???

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#14 posted 08-25-2017 04:50 PM

Thank You, Jim! So glad I could ruin your day. Actually if any of the local jocks would contact me I would share the wealth on some of this stuff. After I pick up the rest of it next week, I will be able to inventory it all and know what I have. All of this wood is seriously dry and ready to use.

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#15 posted 08-25-2017 04:52 PM

Thanks for the “You Suck” Chefhdan, that’s better than making a top 3 of the day. ;-)

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