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Old 04-01-2009, 06:43 PM
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I had a great day today and this is one reason why. I decided to go to a local sawmill here in Tennessee about 8 miles from my house to see if they had any scraps/cut-offs that they would be willing to part with. I walked in, introduced myself, said I was a woodcarver and handed them my card. I then explained my situation and humbly asked for scraps. These people were so cool that within five minutes they were driving me around in a golf cart showing me all the stuff they had. After about 40 minutes and a tour of the scraps I was loading up with large, clean, seasoned cut-offs. I was also told to come back tomorrow to give them time to cut a few logs into the lengths I desired. All they asked in return was a carving to hang on their office wall. (You can be sure it will be a nice one). What a great day.

Don't even ask... it's like finding the fishing hole you've always dreamed of.

The barter system is alive and well.
Moral to the story: It never hurts to ask.
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Old 04-01-2009, 06:48 PM
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That is fantastic, post pics of the carving when you get a chance! (BTW, great website with some quality work there!)
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Nice one Lundy, a good sorce for sales too, once they see your work!

Thats what its about, recycling the bi-products!

And what ya dont carve heats ya kettle.

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Old 04-01-2009, 08:22 PM
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That has been a motto of mine for about 35 years (ever since I outgrew adolescent shyness):

"It never hurts to ask."

I try to get my kids to understand that about so many things, and I try to find examples every chance I get.
You can bet I'll be reading them your post.

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Good for you Timberface! This one of those things that always happens to someone else.
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what kind of wood did you get( walnut pine etc.)
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Yep. This stuff kind of restores one's faith in the human race.
Big Dave, It's mostly local lumber like white oak, red oak, maple, red cedar, poplar, american beech, etc. I like the poplar and american beech quite a lot.
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thanks timberface i took a look at your website very nice site and your carvings are 1st rate can't wait to see what you do with your new supply, post some pics for us,, i might have to stop by one of the mills around here tomorrow
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I get a lot of wood from landscapers and tree service company's, once they find out you carve wood pops up everywhere .
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