Ran into a buddy who works for the railroad. They have been and will
continue to get large marine diesel engines in from Asia and South America
for rebuilds at the local plant. He knew I was into wood working and wanted
me to look at some of the timbers that had stacking up. I drove up and
started looking at what I though was white oak and ash. Guess what they
were. That was the timbers that they use for out going shipments. Carl yells
at me to drive down to the other end of the building.
I go down to the other end of the build and here is a stack of timbers about
9 ft high and 60 ft long. On the top is a piece of purplehart about
16'x4"x9" too heavy to move. Also in the pile is Teak, Mahogany, a really
red wood, and a deep reddish brown wood. Carl asks if I am interested. I nod
cause I am speechless. I have Carl take me up to his boss who just want to
get rid of it.
First off is it worth going after? What should I look out for in moving this
pile? Are they any dangers from chemicals? It appears to be semi-green. How
do you cut up such big pieces? How do you dry them? How would you move them?
Carl says that they use a cable crane to load the firewood guys trucks. I
was going to talk to truck driver whose wife is a friend of my SWMBO about
bartering him and truck and low-boy to move it. How do you unload it? Am I
nuts? What to do with the really warped pieces? Is it dangerous to burn
certain kinds of wood?
Ok you Knucklehead,
I should have said serious replies only. Now I am going to get it. And being
stuck with only serious old time boring dudes. Probably someone going to
suggest that I hand plane them down to a usable/transportable size.
Just Kidding Knucklehead.
BTW it is pick up only no deliveries.
Definitely worth getting, especially if you have bandsaw capable of
resawing those timbers into useable boards
Doubt there are any chemicals to worry about
Moving them make be as simple as finding some friends or college
students who would help supply the muscle needed. Offering a keg
party AFTER the "move the wood" project would often get better
"volunteers" from the local college
On Sun, 18 Jan 2004 22:11:47 GMT, "Master Chef Richard Campbell"
Any wood coming into the US must be treated or fumigated. Opening a
container is akin to opening a vat at the Raid factory. It will dissipate
over a couple of weeks though., Since crating material is not always KD it
is best to let it air dry for a few months anyway.
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