a guy I work with is ripping out a cherry orchard to put in a golf
course and is tearing out most of the trees I've fill my truck 3 time so
far with 8"-15" diameter logs 4'-6' long and there is still tons more,
the real big stuff can't load by my self so I haven't gotten it yet.
SWMBO - is upset because I come home late (doesn't care how much
money I'm saving, doesn't understand why I don't use pine to build
stuff) and how much room I'm going to take up with this (thinks the
garage is for parking cars)
Co-worker - Wants to burn it and be done with it, and it really being
nice by letting be sort though the slash piles
ME - I'm upset because I need a bigger truck or a trailer and some help,
some of logs I can't hardly more let alone load into the truck so I can
bring stuff home
like I said to much of a good thing
did a bunch of maple, willow, and cherry last spring, so now it's nice
and cured, the cherry turned out really nice, same with the maple, the
willow is so, so, wasn't expecting much but it was free but the labor
and if you stain it right it looks kinda like walnut, just not as heavy
On Tue, 10 Oct 2006 20:39:06 -0600, Richard Clements
All that cherry and none of it getting turned?
You just can't know how weird that sounds to folks on the left coast!
Seems you folks have cherry like we have pine... lol
I wish, were high plains desert, Boise is the city of trees only by
comparison, wild trees are almost all pine or willow, fruit land has
Orchards but before this all the stuff I've gotten was urban trees
On Wed, 11 Oct 2006 21:42:21 -0600, Richard Clements
I feel your pain...
If it weren't for my friend Chuck in N.Y., I would still have not turned cherry
He sends me care packages regularly and what a pleasant education it's been...
Ahhh, the self-delusion of the home woodworker. Rationalize yourself into
buying more tools so you can save money building or using something else.
Unfortunately, the delusion never ends and you're constantly buying more
tools to save more money ad infinitum. It's only a number of years down the
road that most of us realize just *how much* money we spent trying to save
At least we had a good time trying to save all this money. Better than the
guy with a whole boatload of saved cash who is mostly too old to enjoy it.
You can't take it with you. You'll be filling the minutes of your
life doing *something*! I think this is better than spending it at a
bar or the pursuit of a bigger and bigger number on a financial
statement and then ending up giving it all to a nursing home at the
Enjoy life now. Hard to say how much any of us have.
"boatload of saved cash" Now there's an oxymoron if I ever saw one.
Believe me, I tried the boat thing about 30 years ago and like the old
saying goes, a boat is a _hole_ in the water where you can throw your
money. "Boatload of saved cash!" Sheesh... that's agood one.
Reminds me of when SWMBO comes home with a carload (and it's a station
wagon too) of bags and boxes after shopping at the big sale, and says
something like "I could have saved another two hundered dollars if I
hadn't tun out of money..."
No dumb questions, just dumb answers.
Larry Wasserman - Baltimore, Maryland - email@example.com
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