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Well it's Friday again and this morning my friend and benefactor of all things wood dropped by with a load of scrap wood from his cabinetry shop only this time he had a fifth wheel trailer hooked to his truck.

When he came to the door he said that he had still been doing some spring cleaning and had found some stuff that he thought that I might be able to use and if I would be so kind as to help him unload it perhaps we could come to some agreement on a fair price. When I saw what he had brought I almost crapped my pants and asked him what he thought that I was going to do with this stuff, he said that he didn't care what I did with it as long as I helped him unload it and paid him a fair price. I asked him what in the world a fair price might be as I don't have any children so I couldn't really offer him my first born or anything worthy like that.

He said that the price would be $75.00 and a Big case of beer if I could swing it. He said that the $75.00 was for loading and unloading as well as hauling it 28 miles and that the beer was because he was just some frightful thirsty.

I figured as I brew my own beer at a cost of .25 a bottle and the $75 bucks wasn't going to put me in the poor house I said Why not, lets do this thing.
So for a grand total of $81.00 this is what I got 572 board feet of northern red oak boards milled .78"x 2.5". x anything from 8 to 14 foot long, plus 70 board feet of alder. Here it is unloaded on my driveway and stacked in the basement workshop storage area. He all so threw in a bunch of reject doors and panels that he said I could use or burn.

And oh yeah I drank half of the beer, sweet deal huh?
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All I can say is;

HOLY LUMBER MILL BATMAN!!!!

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Holy moley.. That's a huge pile of wood!!

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Nice haul ,, it sound like it's time to open a charge account at the local liquor store for him.

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You lot make me sick!...lol..............AL
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Nice haul ,, it sound like it's time to open a charge account at the local liquor store for him.

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I have opened an account with the liquor store for him and it is ME.Thats just one of the reasons that he delivers all of his end cuts to me once a week. The biggest problem is what to do with it all, it's gotten to the point that I really have to cherry pick the best stuff and put the rest in the wood pile for the winter heat. As of this writing I have over 11,000 board feet of maple and oak end cuts in my shed and it is full and as you can see so is my workshop storage area so from now on it's pallets and plastic outside.

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Lucky Bas****. Sometimes you just gotta say what you feel.
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Lucky Bas****. Sometimes you just gotta say what you feel.
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Thanks Deb, the wife calls me that all the time, she says thats what I am cuz like she married me but I believe the reverse is true.

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