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Feb 6th, 2014 at 12:48am
 
MAY I HAVE YOUR ATTENTION PLEASE!


You asked for it, you got it.  Again!

Announcing a new wood trade to celebrate reaching 6500 members.  We have gained 500 new members since July 16th! 

Ladies and gentlemen, YOU are the reason Woodturners Resource exists.  Since we have reached this incredible count we want to celebrate by having another wood trade.

This trade is open to all members, even new ones.


Here is how it works:
     Go to the post office and obtain a flat rate box.  (They are free, stock up.)  Unfortunately, the Flat Rate Boxes are only good within the US, so this trade will be restricted to members inside the borders of the USA.  (So sorry to have to do this    Cry )
     Post in this thread and Send me a PM with your mailing address and list any woods you are allergic to in the PM.  To keep things straight, use the subject,
6500 Trade
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     You must designate whether you want to trade one MEDIUM or LARGE flat rate box, one of each or 2 of either! I will be keeping 2 lists, one for Medium, and another for Large.
     Cut some of your local wood to shape and size so that it will fill that box. Be sure to
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     Just after the deadline I will send a PM with the name and address of the person you will send your box to.  Get your box in the mail and then sit back and wait for a similar box to arrive at your house.

Names will be put into random.org to assign who you will send wood to.  Once those names are announced, you may contact your partner via PM to see what their preferences are and then fill their desires, or simply surprise your recipient.  Since this is a Round Robin trade, no one knows who is sending to them unless you contact them.  Personally, I prefer surprises and suggest having your box(es) filled long before the names are drawn.

So, get your names and addresses to me via PM, fill those boxes, and let the trades begin.

Deadline to have names and addresses in:      Tuesday, 3/4/14, 8am PST
Recipients to be announced sometime:      Wednesday, 3/5/14
Wood in the mail no later than:                     Saturday, 3/15/14

If you go to the Multimedia File Viewing and Clickable Links are available for Registered Members only!!  You need to Login or Register website, print a label and pay on line, you can save $1.05 medium or $1.55 large on the postage and have your carrier pick it up at your house.

IMPORTANT!!  PLEASE READ!!  There are lots of creepy crawlies that have infested much of our wood here in the USA.  Because of that fact, borders have tightened on raw wood.  Even within the country I understand that the PO is watching things a bit more closely.  Besides we don't want to be responsible for the spread of insects that can devastate our supply of raw material.  I would ask that everyone PLEASE remove all bark from your wood. Do NOT send any Walnut or Ash. Both woods are under various quarantines.  Do NOT ship any wood that has obvious borers, or other bugs, present.

I would further suggest that you fully tape all the seams and corners of the box so that any critters that do make it through your diligent inspection will be contained until it arrives at its destination.  If you used a sealer on the end grain, place the wood inside a plastic bag in the box.

Let's do some trading!



If we have several members in Canada that are interested, we can have a separate Canadian Round Robin.
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Re: 6500 Member Wood Trade
Reply #1 - Feb 6th, 2014 at 9:47pm
 
ONE MORE THING!
As everyone is well aware, Mother Nature has given many, if not all, of the members a very strange winter indeed. The wide range of temperatures and humidity in particular may cause some species of wood to react badly by cracking or splitting.
If possible it would be a good idea to seal the wood you are sending.
Anchor-seal, wax, paint or even plastic wrap would help, you don't want your trade partner to receive cracked wood.

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I'm in.  Sending PM
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Reply #3 - Feb 9th, 2014 at 4:00pm
 
Jen and I will be in for another large. Since I have a month I should be able to break down some rough limbs.
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Reply #4 - Feb 10th, 2014 at 12:56am
 
Is there any way for me to buy into this? Since I am not setup yet (no bandsaw) to cut up wood and limited access to green wood.
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Reply #5 - Feb 10th, 2014 at 5:58am
 
Count me in for a large.  This is so much fun.
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Reply #6 - Feb 10th, 2014 at 6:04am
 
Jim, you are an ex member?  will not let me send a PM
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Reply #7 - Feb 10th, 2014 at 11:24am
 
Try again.
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Reply #8 - Feb 12th, 2014 at 11:56am
 
Please do not take this as being selfish.  The last thing that I wish to do is "take away" from somebody else.

My question is, can you enter this trade more than once....meaning, if I am willing to send in (as an example) 2 small pieces of wood and 2 large pieces of wood, should I expect to get 4 pieces of wood from other people involved in the trade?
It would be my thought (might be wrong) that the more wood sent in, the better the opportunity to accommodate more people.

Regardless of the answer to this post, count me in for one large piece.

Jim, thank you for taking the time to put this together.
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Reply #9 - Feb 12th, 2014 at 4:20pm
 
Dick the way the trade works is you put in for either a large USPS flat rate box or a medium. Then jim will send you info on who to send the box to and any allergies they may have or what they may be looking for., when the sign up is closed. Another member will get your name that coralates with what your tradeing. Please send jim a pm with your info as requested in the first post.

Also if you wanted to do more then 1 box thats ok too. Jim will work out who your sending to.


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Reply #10 - Feb 12th, 2014 at 4:50pm
 
Generally we have limited the trade to 2 boxes.  Either one of each, or 2 small or 2 large flat rate boxes.  Make sure the box is full and each piece is labeled as to type of wood.  I have received boxes of Dunno wood.
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Reply #11 - Feb 12th, 2014 at 6:29pm
 
Elijah DuBois wrote on Feb 10th, 2014 at 12:56am:
Is there any way for me to buy into this? Since I am not setup yet (no bandsaw) to cut up wood and limited access to green wood. 



Elijah

The only way for you to buy into this would be to buy wood to trade, which really doesn't make sense.

Just keep an eye out, there will be other trades.
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Reply #12 - Feb 14th, 2014 at 8:04am
 
Okay.. My first time!!

I'm in for a large!

PM Sent Cheesy
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Reply #13 - Feb 14th, 2014 at 1:58pm
 
Gotta check my flat stock, if OK, I'm in. Glenn J.
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Please count me in for a large.
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Reply #15 - Feb 15th, 2014 at 8:10pm
 
Dennis,  Send me a PM with your mailing address and size preference.

I have a couple of PM's with mailing addresses or size choice, but not both.  I need both to put you on the list.
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Reply #16 - Feb 19th, 2014 at 1:34pm
 
I'm in for a large.
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Thanks Jim I am in and sending a PM
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Reply #18 - Feb 22nd, 2014 at 10:35am
 
Usually Guy is in for trouble.  But I'll be in for a large on this.   Wink
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I'm in for this one,medium size. PM being sent---
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Reply #20 - Feb 23rd, 2014 at 12:28am
 
This sounds like fun. Im in for a large

Thanks

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Ok here is my second post to meet my 2 post minimum needed to send PM.
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I would like to do the wood trade but can not get into the pm
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Reply #24 - Feb 28th, 2014 at 12:01am
 
Here's where we stand.  We have 2 people trading Medium boxes, and 8 people trading Large.  And one person that hasn't sent me his mailing address.

Deadline is 4 days away.
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Last call
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I just sent my PM in to Jim for a large.

Sorry to have waited for the last minute....I didn't know if we were going to be home in March.

Thank you
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Reply #28 - Mar 4th, 2014 at 10:24am
 
If not to late, I'm in for a large.  I'll PM you my address.
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Wood trade is closed.
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Reply #30 - Mar 4th, 2014 at 5:59pm
 
All the PM's have been sent, so everyone knows to whom they are sending a large or small flat rate box.  Please try to have it in the mail before Saturday, March 15.  Thank you for participating.

Post here when you ship, and again when you receive your package.
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Reply #31 - Mar 5th, 2014 at 4:56pm
 
I signed up at the last minute but glad to be the first to get my chores done.

Mailed my package today at 4:04PM.
It weighed 18 pounds 2 ounces.
The beneficiary is scheduled to receive it Friday (03/07/14.

Jim, thank you again for putting all of this together.
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Reply #32 - Mar 5th, 2014 at 6:38pm
 
Thanks jim,
glad to be doing another. My package will be going out close to the deadline. I have to get a new chain to break down some stock.

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I have shipped my large package this afternoon.
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Reply #34 - Mar 6th, 2014 at 2:48pm
 
Just dropped my 20 lbs. large box at the post office.  The 8 varieties of wood I included in the package should arrive at the recipients' home on Saturday.
Can't wait to get mine.  Have a GREAT day everyone.
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Mine was mailed out this afternoon also---
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Reply #36 - Mar 7th, 2014 at 12:37pm
 
My large box is out today.. estimated to arrive on Monday!
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Reply #37 - Mar 7th, 2014 at 4:41pm
 
Jim, did you get my PM answering your question?

A couple of members (including myself) got knocked out of the forum and got marked as "ex-member".
I e-mailed the administrator to advise him of this and he answered me today stating that there was a "glitch" in the system....he also got knocked out.  He mentioned that everything was OK now.
I was just wondering if this effected the PM that I sent you.

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I received my box today from Don Proctor. Don you did a great job on your wood assortment,I'm very impressed,Thanks so much.
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Reply #39 - Mar 9th, 2014 at 8:03am
 
I got home late last night and at my back porch was a box.
WooHoo, got my package from Steve and what a package it was.
I am very pleased and impressed with the assortment of wood that he sent.

Thank you very much Steve.
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Reply #40 - Mar 10th, 2014 at 2:51pm
 
Got my package in the mail today from Guy Bratt.  A nice big chunk of box elder.  Can't wait to see what it grows up to be once I turn it. 
Guy, I notice that you are not from from my brother in Rochester Hills.
Thanks Guy, I'll keep you posted on my progress.
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Reply #41 - Mar 10th, 2014 at 4:54pm
 
Just walked in the door and found my box from Dave Hill...can,t wait to turn some pecan and mesquite!!!! Thanks Dave! Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
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Reply #42 - Mar 10th, 2014 at 5:43pm
 
Donald Jordan wrote on Mar 10th, 2014 at 4:54pm:
Just walked in the door and found my box from Dave Hill...can,t wait to turn some pecan and mesquite!!!! Thanks Dave! Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy


You're welcome!!! was hoping that would hit the "spot"
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Reply #43 - Mar 12th, 2014 at 10:44am
 
Got mine, on monday from Zank, little worse for wear thanks to the P.O.  Angry

Thanks a bunch. Deffinitly some very useable stock. And my favorite so far flame elder.

My box will be in the mail first of next week due to work scedual. Thanks again jim!
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Reply #44 - Mar 13th, 2014 at 3:58pm
 
   Just finished moving some snow....again...so I headed out to the mail box just as the mail lady pulled up.  "Got a box for you Guy"  Smiley Smiley Smiley
   Thanks  Patrick that was a nice box of assorted blanks.  Great for bird houses and ornaments.  I really like the color of the dogwood.
   Thank you again.
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Reply #45 - Mar 24th, 2014 at 12:37am
 
Has everyone received their box of wood?  If not, let me know.
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