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Offline Fla._Deadheader

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Anybody Watch our Competition
« on: November 25, 2005, 08:49:20 pm »

 Just watched the Underwater Loggers in the GReat Lakes, on "Dirty Jobs" on Discovery. It WILL rerun very soon.

  These guys are WOOSSES. The water is nearly CLEAR. They use screw eyes and ropes ??  They wear DRYSUITS. They use a CRANE. They use an RF Wave Kiln, to dry the lumber. Then it goes to a slicer veneer mill.


   Nice lookin stuff. ALMOST as nice as ours  ::) ;D :D :D :D
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Re: Anybody Watch our Competition
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2005, 08:56:18 pm »
Couldn't be much fun, not havin gators to swim with.
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Re: Anybody Watch our Competition
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2005, 08:59:36 pm »

 Yeah, 'speshully when ya can see whatcher doin. NO susprises.  ::) ::) :D :D

  NO adventure  ;) :) :)
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Re: Anybody Watch our Competition
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2005, 09:06:29 pm »
call them to one up them, harold!

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Re: Anybody Watch our Competition
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2005, 10:28:47 pm »

 No time. I got very little time left before leaving.
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Re: Anybody Watch our Competition
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2005, 10:52:32 pm »
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What are your plans?  If you don't mind me askin?  :)
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Re: Anybody Watch our Competition
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2005, 10:59:18 pm »

  Are you not aware that I'm moving to Costa Rica ??
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Re: Anybody Watch our Competition
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2005, 11:10:08 pm »
 :D :D :D :D

I think he GOTCHA, Harold. ;D

 :D :D :D :D
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Re: Anybody Watch our Competition
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2005, 11:11:51 pm »

 I'm pretty easy to get.  ;D ;D :D
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Re: Anybody Watch our Competition
« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2005, 01:17:20 am »
I watched that show tonight and I said outloud where is the gators and the zero visibilty ! Was neat to see the big squared up oaks that went down on their way to europe 150 years ago .
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Re: Anybody Watch our Competition
« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2005, 01:38:14 am »
It is the episode:  "Chimney Sweeper"
and will air again on
DEC 21 2005 @ 11:00 PM.

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Re: Anybody Watch our Competition
« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2005, 06:30:54 pm »
I've been to Costa Rica, nothing great I can tell you that.

Black sand beeches, lots of big snakes, and WAY too hot. I'll take twenty below and blowing twenty any day of the week!

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Re: Anybody Watch our Competition
« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2005, 07:54:32 pm »
Harold, I gotta say, that clip of Dirty Jobs offended me like you would not believe.  I don't know of any of the rest of you that does woodworking or deals in reclaimed lumber, but watching what they did with those logs was just SICK.   >:(

Here you have cherry, beech and birch logs that have been underwater for a hundred years or more, old-growth wood with tight rings and some fabulous grain and color, and what do they do?  They slice it into veneer, the glue it to termite barf sheets, and then they cut it up and STAIN IT with something that they think will make it look more like cherry?  And some bigshot executive gets a decent-appearing desk that will fall apart and be relegated to the dumpster the next time they remodel the office.   There goes the veneer.

That wood oughta be sold to someone who will produce a piece of heirloom-quality furniture - a Chippendale or Queen Anne highboy, or some Greene and Greene- styled furniture, or at least something worth the effort it takes to salvage that lumber.  Granted, if someone wasn't pulling logs out of the lake, the corporate types would have to have new trees cut for their office furniture.    Why don't they just take poplar or alder or something if they are gonna stain it and glue it to sawdust pancakes, though?

Ergh.  >:(  :'(  Makes me hoppin mad.  Hope you woodworkers can understand.

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Re: Anybody Watch our Competition
« Reply #13 on: November 26, 2005, 08:08:27 pm »
They may as well be either cutting those logs into firewood or chipping them up for pulp as to what they are doing with them.  I guess that just rests my case in proving that the big wigs don't have any brains in their coconuts.... :D :D....oops I meants heads....... :D :D :D.    Case closed.
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Re: Anybody Watch our Competition
« Reply #14 on: November 26, 2005, 08:28:44 pm »


  Gotta agree with the uses, but, money talks, unfortunately.  :( ::)
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Re: Anybody Watch our Competition
« Reply #15 on: November 27, 2005, 09:42:58 am »
I would bet if there were some fine furniture builders willing to pay the big bucks for the wood they would have found them.  Unfortunately, for what they get for veneerer it would cost a fortune for anyone to buy it by the BF for any type of craft work.  Even if they could buy it, they probably would have a tough time finding a market that was willing to pay the big bucks and make it a profitable venture.

What would I do?

I would keep some select pieces for my own projects and probably sell the rest to the highest bidder.  Whether its in the veneer or lumber stock would not matter to me as I FINALLY learned not to get attached to a piece of wood..............................well kind of ;D

I have some of the most beautiful wood ever sitting in my barn buried deep in a pile.  I hope to SOMEDAY use it but as time goes on and I cut more and more wood I realized that I am cutting it to make money and there are only so many jobs I can do in my life time when it comes to making fine furniture. 

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Re: Anybody Watch our Competition
« Reply #16 on: November 27, 2005, 10:30:37 am »
Like Kirk said, most businesses are in the business of selling their producs for the highest dollar they can get.  We are too. ;)  If you want to sell me your veneer logs for firewood prices then I will take all that you will haul me. 8) 8) 8)

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Re: Anybody Watch our Competition
« Reply #17 on: November 27, 2005, 10:42:23 am »
Kirk, you will need ten life times of projects before you will burn up your stash... so to speak.  The nice thing about trees is that they grow new ones everyday.  Besides, your going to have to build another barn pretty soon cause that one looked mighty full already.
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Re: Anybody Watch our Competition
« Reply #18 on: November 27, 2005, 11:41:25 am »
Kirk,

Are you needing to join "Wood Hoarders Anonomous?"  It think a fine piece of wood is more adicting than alcohol!

So, how did I end up here anyway?

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Re: Anybody Watch our Competition
« Reply #19 on: November 27, 2005, 02:09:03 pm »
I don't see anything wrong with collecting wood or lumber as-is.  I have several nice boards in my shop that will probably never make it into a project.  I also have some apple burl halves laced with ant tunnels that I have sanded down and put a finish on, there is no way I can make a project out of something like that and make it look more visually appealing than it already does (and not ruin it in the process).  Maybe in a couple decades when my lathe skills are up there, I can chuck a half on the lathe and see what turns out.   ;D