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post #1 of 21 Old 06-06-2012, 09:08 PM Thread Starter
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Just had to share my auction steal, 600+ bd ft of 4/4 mostly 12' long WALNUT for a grand total of ...... drum roll...... $50 Me happy!!!

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post #2 of 21 Old 06-06-2012, 09:19 PM
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Who wouldn't be happy. What a deal!!!!!!!!!!!!! Good for you my friend. You deserve it.

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Wow! Great score. How much to replace the rear springs on your truck?!

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Wow! Great score. How much to replace the rear springs on your truck?!
Great score indeed.
And the rear springs. Lol I can tell you all about that one.

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Wow! Great score. How much to replace the rear springs on your truck?!
Well my dad never taught me to worry about the springs, he always stacked his stuff to the sky, if it didn't reach the sky he still had room haha ..... I guess that explains why both our trucks had to have the rear springs replaced ... oops might have to again.

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Holy cow! Good for you! Course now you need to make lots of great stuff and show us.
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Really nice deal! Wish there where auctions around here like that.

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Like they all said, way to go

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Really nice deal! Wish there where auctions around here like that.
I love going to auctions and this lumber was not on the listing, just saw a pile of something under a tarp and pulled it back and there it was, I guess nobody showed up looking for lumber. Lucky me

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lol I can always use another best friend !!

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I love going to auctions and this lumber was not on the listing, just saw a pile of something under a tarp and pulled it back and there it was, I guess nobody showed up looking for lumber. Lucky me
Ooh, that really is the holy grail. I usually target auctions that list lumber, but of course, so does everyone else. To stumble across it with little competition is awesome.

I've got one in my crosshairs now that has pics of huge piles of "cherry and hemlock" lumber. We'll see...
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NICE!!! That was one heck of a steal, for sure. I can't wait to see some of it come to life in some projects.


I guess I don't really need to explain to you how much I've always considered you to be a great personal friend of mine ... or do I?
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I guess I don't really need to explain to you how much I've always considered you to be a great personal friend of mine ... or do I?
I guess it's like they say, you win the lottery and your friends come from everywhere!!!! Lol

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I guess it's like they say, you win the lottery and your friends come from everywhere!!!! Lol
Bingo! Though I'm sure we'd easily be friends if we actually knew each other

As is, you're just that really awesome dude with the killer stash of walnut that I'm jealous of!
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As is, you're just that really awesome dude with the killer stash of walnut that I'm jealous of!
The last time I got a great deal at an auction, I paid $10 for a pretty good amount of "walnut"....a couple dozen long boards, about 8-10 ft long, close to 1" thick, 8" wide.

When I got them home, turns out they were just really dirty red oak. Still a good deal at the price, but not what I was expecting.
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The last time I got a great deal at an auction, I paid $10 for a pretty good amount of "walnut"....a couple dozen long boards, about 8-10 ft long, close to 1" thick, 8" wide.

When I got them home, turns out they were just really dirty red oak. Still a good deal at the price, but not what I was expecting.
What a disappointment. Like you said, still a great deal, but it had to be a heart breaker.
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Heh...not as much as it could have been. We were after the cherry (and it really was cherry), and so we got that, and another pile of "miscellaneous" that happened to have several large slabs of hickory, and then the "walnut" which we bid on just because it was so ridiculously priced. We already had a pile of walnut at home, so we weren't in dire need of it.

The nice thing with all that red oak is that I now have an abundant supply of "experiment" lumber. so before I try with any of my less plentiful woods, I'll try with the red oak first. I'd hesistate to do that with walnut, no matter how much I had.
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OK I'm going to ask a question that shows how green I am to auctions. Where do you find out about auctions that have hardwood?
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