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    Somedays we are blessed even more than others.
    I bumped into an old boss of mine that I hadn't seen for years.
    We talked about the new things in our lives and I mentioned scrolling.
    He had been doing renovations, and is now retired. His son in-law does hardwood floors, and there are tons of offcuts.
    Walnut, oak, maple oh my.

    Well he needed to get ridd of quite a lot and I happened to be there at the right time.
    I will have to run the back through the thickness planer to remove the ridges, but it is wonderful wood. I left a business card incase they have to "Get rid" of more.
    CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
    "proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."
    Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21

  • #2
    See Carl-- you are good person and good people get rewarded.. and aren't you the lucky one--- I am so tickled for you I could do a jig
    Love ya --- Sharon

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    • #3
      Congratulations Carl on the free wood. Isn't free wood just great ? Sounds like a nice stash you got there. I was never lucky enough to get much free wood for scrolling but since I have added turning as yet another one of my hobbies I am getting more free wood than I will ever be able to use . Mostly in log or firewood size pieces so if some splits or cracks I still have it as an extra bonus of more firewood.
      Can't beat free.
      W.Y.
      http://www.picturetrail.com/willyswoodcrafting

      The task ahead of us is never as great as the power behind us

      Delta P-20 Scroll Saw, 14" x 43" Craftex Wood Lathe and Jet 10" Mini Lathe .

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      • #4
        Carl

        did i ever tell you that we are actually related.

        Seems we have a common ancestor.
        Back in the 1220, I had uncle named Antonio, who married your great, great, (add 9 more times) grandmother’s maid’s cousins next door neighbor on her fathers side.
        So were practically brothers. Just thought id share this incase your putting your… ah….our family on the list to give out free stuff, like wood.


        I hate it when i go on line without my meds kicking in,,,,,,
        Pete Ripaldi

        ---------------------------------
        "Insert Clever Tag Line Here..."

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        • #5
          Congratulations Carl! I'd say what goes around comes around

          We all have many little blessings every day such as

          THE CLOTHES THAT FIT A LITTLE TOO SNUG
          BECAUSE IT MEANS
          I HAVE ENOUGH TO EAT.

          FOR A LAWN THAT NEEDS MOWING,
          WINDOWS THAT NEED CLEANING,
          AND GUTTERS THAT NEED FIXING
          BECAUSE IT MEANS I HAVE A HOME.

          FOR ALL THE COMPLAINING
          I HEAR ABOUT THE GOVERNMENT
          BECAUSE IT MEANS
          I HAVE FREEDOM OF SPEECH..

          FOR THE PARKING SPOT
          I FIND AT THE FAR END OF THE PARKING LOT
          BECAUSE IT MEANS I AM CAPABLE OF WALKING
          AND I HAVE BEEN BLESSED WITH TRANSPORTATION.

          FOR MY HUGE HEATING BILL
          BECAUSE IT MEANS
          I AM WARM.

          FOR THE LADY BEHIND ME IN CHURCH
          WHO SINGS OFF KEY BECAUSE IT MEANS
          I CAN HEAR.

          FOR THE PILE OF LAUNDRY AND IRONING
          BECAUSE IT MEANS
          I HAVE CLOTHES TO WEAR.

          FOR WEARINESS AND ACHING MUSCLES
          AT THE END OF THE DAY
          BECAUSE IT MEANS I HAVE BEEN
          CAPABLE OF WORKING HARD.

          FOR THE ALARM THAT GOES OFF
          IN THE EARLY MORNING HOURS
          BECAUSE IT MEANS I AM ALIVE.

          AND FINALLY, FOR TOO MUCH E-MAIL
          BECAUSE IT MEANS I HAVE
          FRIENDS WHO ARE THINKING OF ME.

          I'm sure you"ll put it all to good use!
          Bill

          DeWalt 788



          aut viam inveniam aut faciam

          God gives us only what we can handle.. Apparently God thinks I am one tough cookie.....

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          • #6
            I am blessed by the positive attituted of my friends on the forum which far excedes the negative grumblings I hear.

            That is an awesome post Bill.

            Pete. I am not sure you wqould want to be related to me
            I traced some of my family tree back and I found we had root rot!

            Sharon, We can do that jig together!
            CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
            "proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."
            Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21

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            • #7
              Carl you are blessed. and you are a blessing. I am so glad you have a good stash going on there. you diserve it. and isn't Pete a hoot. and Bill , that is one of my most favorit sayings. I just love this forum. now can i put my name in that wood stash some where. HOHO. now you have your work, to cut out for you. your friend Evie

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              • #8
                Carl If Pete says your family I think we are neighbors your like next door to me BC to Montreal! LOL,
                A great source for free wood but you need to be very careful before running it in the planner or jointer is found in the car dealership dumpster. 90 % of the stuff comes in creates or skids of 7 or so feet long and anywhere between 1/4 of and inch to 1 1/14 inch thick. Depending on what they get will depend on the wood. When I was teaching the kids at work September 2005 to June 2006 how to do wood working and using a scroll saw as a means to provide them their individual counseling I become good friends with the guy at the auto parts reception for his free wood. My boss loved that saved her subject for wood.There was more wood I could handle and what a shame to see it all go in the garbage what I could not use. He loved it too as it saved him time from smashing them up to put them in the dumpster. Loads of pine and spruce. Then I went to the car dealership dumpster behind my office and found loads of maple wood. I've also found birch, and oak for free. Another good place is the local shipping yards of trucking company and depending where the shipments are from you can get lucky on your catch of the day. Another place is cabinet shop they have all kinds of run off and BB ply wood. One of my neighbors owns a cabinet shop and he stated he would bring me some cut off and BB plywood some day instead of putting it in the dumpster can't wait.

                Good luck on your quest for free wood.

                Eric

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                • #9
                  Way to go Carl,
                  That's where I get most of my scraps as I to own a hardwood flooring business ( done it for 24 years). Tough on body but decent perks. Starting a 5" Brazilian Cherry (Jatoba) floor tomorrow. 2300 square feet. Already eyed a few boards that won't make it to to floor.

                  Tim
                  "All it Takes For the Forces of EVIL to Rule Is For Enough GOOD People To DO NOTHING!"

                  Saws: Excaliber 30; Dewalt 788 'Twins', Makita SJ401 (Retired), Grizzly G1012 18" Bandsaw

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                  • #10
                    Bill, I love your post. I do think we all probably complain a little too much. I am going to print that and maybe even read at Thanksgiving time. We do have much to be thankful for.
                    Mike

                    Making sawdust with a Dremel 1680.
                    www.picturetrail.com/naturephotos

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                    • #11
                      Yes, I definitely agree. That is a great one Bill. I am also going to print that one out.
                      It's a keeper.
                      Thanks for posting it.
                      W.Y.
                      http://www.picturetrail.com/willyswoodcrafting

                      The task ahead of us is never as great as the power behind us

                      Delta P-20 Scroll Saw, 14" x 43" Craftex Wood Lathe and Jet 10" Mini Lathe .

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                      • #12
                        Thanks Bill,
                        We all need a refresher now and then, yours is perfect.
                        Life is good, I don't have to duck bombs to get to my saw.
                        Rolf
                        RBI G4 26 Hawk, EX 16 with Pegas clamps, Nova 1624 DVR XP
                        Philosophy "I don't know that I can't, therefore I can"
                        Proud Member of the Long Island Woodworkers Club
                        And the Long Island Scrollsaw Association

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                        • #13
                          AMEN!
                          Bill

                          DeWalt 788



                          aut viam inveniam aut faciam

                          God gives us only what we can handle.. Apparently God thinks I am one tough cookie.....

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