I've built a new greenhouse and was looking around for some material for the
sills when a friend of mine told me he had some cypress he couldn't use that
I could have. The cypress turned out to be ten foot planed 6x8s and I got
six of them, which he has nice enough to load for me with his forklift. On
the way out, he remembered that there was a little more, so he threw in
another five six-footers for me to use as a porch rail. The only problem
with any of it was a few pecky areas on the outside - cosmetically a problem
for his application. Total cost: 0.
I'm not a regular here. Is this a gloat?
My definition of a gloat:
I didn't have one. Now I have one. I have to tell someone.
Works for me. Gloat on, Wayne, Gloat on, Garth.
Master Woodbutcher and seasoned termite
Shamelessly whoring my website since 1999
Well, given that definition ...
I picked up a metal file handle at an estate sale yesterday. I'd never
even seen one before. It's cast iron, hollow, with an "open grid"
pattern on the handle to reduce weight. There's a place to put the
rattail of a file (or anything else) and a thumbscrew to tighten down on
If nothing else I can quit buying a wood handle every time I buy a new
Oh yeah - it cost me $1.
Your'e not really going to use it for sills are you? Sounds like you could
get some great outdoor furniture out of that.
Maybe you need to hang out here for a while so we can help you decide what
to do with it.
Used it is. Cut and installed. I put on a warm peach preservative stain
first. Looks great. But there's plenty left over for some truly massive
"Montyhp" <montyhp at yahoo.com> wrote in message
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