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Offline Aaron H

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Re: It followed me home thread
« Reply #15 on: February 21, 2017, 04:42:13 am »
My supervisor found these in the trash the other day at work and asked me if I wanted to give them a good home, so they followed me home.   Who throws stuff like this away?

Offline Aaron H

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« Reply #16 on: February 21, 2017, 04:44:54 am »
Actually I went and looked in the trash with him, and there were about another fifteen pipe wrenches in there with this one, all American made, 24" and 36".   He wouldn't let me take all of them or I would have

Offline Chief RID

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« Reply #17 on: February 21, 2017, 05:23:30 am »
This si going to be a great thread!

Offline osage outlaw

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« Reply #18 on: February 21, 2017, 07:13:30 am »
Nice find Aaron.  Who would throw good tools like that away?
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« Reply #19 on: February 21, 2017, 07:18:36 am »
Clint I didn't make it five minutes with the Plumb hatchet and someone offered me 20 bucks for it. I don't normally do any alley trading but I wasn't gonna pass that up. I was shocked at what people would pay for cast iron cooking things. That is where the money is!

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« Reply #20 on: February 21, 2017, 03:52:46 pm »
My neighbor and I headed for an Amish sawmill this morning and was overwhelmed with the options.



In the end, we each came away with a few pieces and vowed to return in a few weeks. My share cost me a whopping $5, and some of this stuff is incredible.




Offline tattoo dave

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« Reply #21 on: February 21, 2017, 04:06:10 pm »
That's awesome Scott! My truck would be full for sure!

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Offline osage outlaw

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« Reply #22 on: February 21, 2017, 05:55:37 pm »
Jon,  Hatchet and ax prices are very high right now.  Good job turning a quick profit. 


Scott, That's some nice looking turning blanks.  Did you climb to the top of the pile to look around?
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Offline JW_Halverson

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Re: It followed me home thread
« Reply #23 on: February 21, 2017, 06:08:40 pm »
Scott...looks like things took a "turn" for the better.  Haha, did I "bowl" you over with that pun?  I gotta go lathe down and rest now.
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« Reply #24 on: February 21, 2017, 06:26:25 pm »
 ;D

Yep, Clint I was all over that pile. It was mostly oak, maple, and sycamore, but we were looking for the interesting grains, spalting, and ambrosia chunks.

Offline osage outlaw

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« Reply #25 on: February 21, 2017, 06:58:45 pm »
Looked like maybe some cedar?
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« Reply #26 on: February 21, 2017, 08:00:04 pm »
This is a great thread
failure is an option, everyone fails, it's how you handle it that matters.
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Offline chamookman

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« Reply #27 on: February 22, 2017, 01:18:38 am »
Nice haul Scott ! I really like that Spalted piece - Bob.
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« Reply #28 on: February 23, 2017, 11:46:44 am »
I had a few things follow me home today.  One is very interesting.  I'll post pictures this evening.
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Offline osage outlaw

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« Reply #29 on: February 23, 2017, 05:10:25 pm »
I took the wife on a quick lunch date in town today.  Just so happens to be an antique store next to the restaurant.  They were having a 40% off sale.  I got these for $2.40.  I'm going to grind the jaws a little and use them for holding flat steel in my forge.




He had a selection of cast iron skillets.  I got this Griswold for $19






And now for the interesting find.  I went to a guys house I met on Tradgang.  He lives about 30 minutes away.  We split a little wood and then talked bows for a while.  He ended up giving me this True Temper spring steel longbow.  I think it was made in the 1920's - 1930's.  It has a U cross section to the limbs.  I believe its a take down but I didn't try to take the limbs out of the cork grip.  The string is not original.  I think it came with a metal string.  We strung it up and shot a couple of arrows out of it.  It's slow with some hand shock/vibration.  He checked the draw weight and got 42 lbs @ 28". 



















I started out with nothin' and I still got most of it left