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Chris Neilan
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I have a problem. Too much wood!
Nov 4th, 2019 at 9:57pm
 
I admit it, I’m a wood hoarder. I had a bunch of wood I have been storing, and then one of my employees had some trees taken down on his property. The tree service kindly dropped off three trunk sections, 32” diameter, six foot lengths. Ambrosia maple.  I have a new (that is secret) Husqavara chain saw with a 36” bar... slabbed some, cut the rest into assorted blanks. I’m getting too old to wrestle with wood this big! During this time our local theater ( the Eugene O’Neill Theater) lost a huge Beech tree. Guess what, i took my truck and loaded up. Wife not too happy!   Today my pastor and friend tells me they lost their copper beech from the rectory’s back yard. Oh well, here we go again!  I may need to rent a storage unit!
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Re: I have a problem. Too much wood!
Reply #1 - Nov 5th, 2019 at 5:01am
 
Wink  Thumbs UpWow, you sure got problems.... where did you say you lived???
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Reply #2 - Nov 5th, 2019 at 6:39am
 
Just picked up more cherry, apple (nicest striped rich heart wood), ash, and black walnut, than I will ever use in several life times. I already had more than I will ever use in several life times of English walnut, hard and soft maple, spalted maple, pear, and hickory. A 3.5 ft diameter catalpa is coming down soon....
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Reply #3 - Nov 5th, 2019 at 9:11am
 
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Re: I have a problem. Too much wood!
Reply #4 - Nov 5th, 2019 at 9:19am
 
I just did a Google Earth search for Waterford and figure it is about a 7 or 8 hour trip from my place. Smiley

Seeing as how my Mercedes is a lease, I see no problem loading a few of those "problems" of yours into the back of it.  I still have about 15 square foot of open space left in my wood yard. Grin


I had a friend and his young son come over last Sunday and we...he.. cut up about half of the burls and spalted logs in my pile and figure maybe 2 more sessions and I'll be set. Been trying to get this done for over 2 years and I can finally see the ground again.


Really nice to have them cut into manageable pieces, sticked and stacked under cover.
Rediscovered the spalted Oak burl I got a year ago and cut it for the first time and it is AMAZING!!!

I'll try to shoot it this weekend.

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Re: I have a problem. Too much wood!
Reply #5 - Nov 5th, 2019 at 10:00am
 
Your second problem is that no one wants to hear about you original problem  Grin

Too much wood, whaaaaa...

That could be the jealousy talking  Undecided
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Re: I have a problem. Too much wood!
Reply #6 - Nov 5th, 2019 at 10:46am
 
"I may need to rent a storage unit!"


I  have actually got a storage unit half full of wood.  That is the way it goes.  Free up front but a ton of work and time  and $50 a month for the rest of your life.

You mean you do not have yours yet?

I guess I am going to fill the other half with bowls now.  Nobody seems to want them.
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Reply #7 - Nov 5th, 2019 at 11:15am
 
I actually did buy a 20' shipping container mainly to get rid of the constant rental of a storage space for my personal junk and the business stuff I need to keep for 10 years.

Managed to winnow out almost half the the junk and now the container is filling up with cut up wood pieces from this weekend.
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Re: I have a problem. Too much wood!
Reply #8 - Nov 5th, 2019 at 2:00pm
 
Chris, sounds like you have a business opportunity.  Start sell in bowl and other turning blanks on Ebay!
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