Thu, Nov 8, 2007, 6:57pm (EST-3) firstname.lastname@example.org (Robatoy) who
doth sucketh quite a bit sayeth:
A long time friend and loyal client gave me a nice 6/4 x7" x 72" board
of black walnut today. She would like me to make a proto-type of a
picture frame. If she likes it, she would like me to make a dozen-or- so
of them to give away as Christmas presents, and she will give me all the
black walnut I need to complete the order. As payment, I can take what
I can carry in two arm-fulls of birds-eye maple and/or black walnut.
You do realize you have to think this out, don't you? Can you
carry/hold more cradling the wood in both arms? One bundle encircled
with both arms? Or, a bundle under each arm? Can you load more with a
"helper" loading you up, or not? Can you actually carry that much the
distance to your truck? Do you have to dump the load in the truck, or
can you dump them on the tailgate, or ground, or have someone relieve
you of them at the truck? Believe me, if I was giving away wood like
that (it'll never happen) I'd have rules to abide by. A small amount of
decent wood, not necessarily from this stash, as a sacrifice to the
Woodworking Gods would now be appropriate for this advise. The spelling
is correct, you are advised to not piss them off.
Viet Nam. Divorce. Cancer. Been there, done that, got over it. Now
where the Hell are my T-shirts?