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Title: Scrap Wood
Post by: woodshax on February 17, 2017, 01:21:22 PM
Lately I have been getting the hardwood leftovers from a specialty sawmill/cabinet shop nearby and cutting it up to sell as firewood.  Any of you guys sell your scraps or know anyone in the DFW...North Texas area with piles for sale?
Title: Re: Scrap Wood
Post by: Robert Owens on February 19, 2017, 09:05:37 AM
I do not sale my scraps. I have a friend who will cut and split all the pine and give it to local elderly people who need firewood. The oak, walnut and cherry scraps I cut and split and keep for firewood for both my family and my Mom's wood stove. I also give away a lot of pine trimmings to friends that I hunt and trap with to use as kindling.
Title: Re: Scrap Wood
Post by: GAB on February 19, 2017, 04:38:35 PM
Not far from me is a retired gentleman who makes toys for kids and refuses to take any money.
I've supplied him with some cherry, elm, ash, hickory, poplar, maple, apple, and black birch to mention a few.
Gives him something to do, and helps me clean up.
Gerald
Title: Re: Scrap Wood
Post by: WDH on February 19, 2017, 08:13:52 PM
I use my cherry, red oak, white oak, pecan, etc. scraps to smoke/cook meat on the grill.  I also give them free to customers for same or other small projects.
Title: Re: Scrap Wood
Post by: hersnsh#590 on February 19, 2017, 08:42:53 PM
I've offered my softwood slabs (for free) to numerous small  local sugar makers to use in their arches. 2WD accessible. 1 taker.   

Dale 
Title: Re: Scrap Wood
Post by: POSTON WIDEHEAD on February 19, 2017, 09:17:59 PM
I use my cherry, red oak, white oak, pecan, etc. scraps to smoke/cook meat on the grill.  I also give them free to customers for same or other small projects.

Y'all need to try WDH's White Oak Burgers. Dem burgers will make you slap Raider Bill.  :D
Title: Re: Scrap Wood
Post by: 5quarter on February 19, 2017, 11:03:58 PM
Dem burgers must make you real stooopid... ;) :D
Title: Re: Scrap Wood
Post by: 5quarter on February 19, 2017, 11:09:08 PM
Not far from me is a retired gentleman who makes toys for kids and refuses to take any money...

   This gentleman wouldn't be a short fella, say, 30" tall, with a long, white beard, red cap and spectacles, would he?

 ;D
Title: Re: Scrap Wood
Post by: fishfighter on February 20, 2017, 07:03:15 AM
I can't give away scraps unless it is late summer and people are looking for firewood. :( I do save enough for myself and family for firewood. Problem is, I didn't even burn a 1/2 cord this winter. Only had maybe 7 days of cold weather so far. :(
Title: Re: Scrap Wood
Post by: Magicman on February 20, 2017, 08:40:00 AM
So far this has been the Winter that didn't happen here.  I generally fill my rack at least 3 times and this year I am still on the first rack.
Title: Re: Scrap Wood
Post by: richhiway on February 20, 2017, 08:58:24 AM
I give mine away to the sugar shacks. I'd love to find a old guy who makes toys though!
Title: Re: Scrap Wood
Post by: Kbeitz on February 20, 2017, 06:47:56 PM
I'm down to my last box and winter isn't over.

 

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Title: Re: Scrap Wood
Post by: WV Sawmiller on February 20, 2017, 08:05:02 PM
Kbeitz,

   Those are good looking pallets. What size are they? Look to be about 4'X4'X4' which would be half a cord.
Title: Re: Scrap Wood
Post by: Solomon on February 21, 2017, 05:42:45 AM
Anything like white oak, hickory, Suger Maple, Pecan, Apple, ect...  I give to the guy at Sure-Set Saw here in Chesapeake, Va.
 Sure-Set is THE  local sharpening service in my area.
They do really good work and are really great folks, all of their customers look out for them in one way or another.
 We are very fortunate to have a small buisness like them in the area.
Good wholesome old fasion values and courtsey.
Like the old General Store without the Flour, Corn Meal and the old Coca Cola cooler with the water in it an the clean white cotton cloth to wipe the bottles off with.
  The world needs to get back to that,  and penny candy too.
Rember Hersey Kisses when they were two for a penny ?
I miss those days....... :embarassed: :-\ :-[ :( :o
Title: Re: Scrap Wood
Post by: Kbeitz on February 21, 2017, 05:50:06 AM
Kbeitz,

   Those are good looking pallets. What size are they? Look to be about 4'X4'X4' which would be half a cord.

You got a good eye... You hit it right on.
Title: Re: Scrap Wood
Post by: GAB on February 21, 2017, 08:30:10 AM
Not far from me is a retired gentleman who makes toys for kids and refuses to take any money...

   This gentleman wouldn't be a short fella, say, 30" tall, with a long, white beard, red cap and spectacles, would he?

 ;D

Nope but he does replenish this individuals local reps.
Gerald
Title: Re: Scrap Wood
Post by: Peter Drouin on February 22, 2017, 07:45:19 PM
All mine go in the wood stove or chipper.
Title: Re: Scrap Wood
Post by: petefrom bearswamp on February 26, 2017, 11:39:54 AM
I have 2 sizable mountains of Hemlock slabs and edgings.
I give away all i can but only have 1 really good source for the giveaway at present.
My helper who moved to Texas on me used to take all but the edgings.
Kbeitz I too like your pallets.
I plan to run my boiler all year now for my domestic hot water and plan to copy tour design and burn as many of my slabs as i can.
Used to just have a huge bonfire by NY in its wisdom banned most open burning.
Title: Re: Scrap Wood
Post by: Kbeitz on February 26, 2017, 03:02:48 PM
On the bottom of the pallet in the back is one steel rail.
This keeps it from tipping forward when picking it up with short forks.
The plate is 1/2" thick x 3" wide x 4 feet long. It helps a lot. Two long
bolts keeps it all together.

 

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