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Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Flatbedford, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    I got an email today from the guy who runs a local day camp from which I scored about three cords of Black Locust and Red Oak last year.
    http://www.hearth.com/talk/threads/score-update-01-01-12.66177/
    and
    http://www.hearth.com/talk/threads/nice-black-locust-score.68967/#post-68967

    He asked if I needed any more wood. He said they had a lot of trees down from Sandy. I'm going to meet him next week and see what he's got. I saw a tree company working in there a few weeks ago so I'm guessing it is all cut and ready to load up. Nice when an old contact comes back to you with more. If its good stuff, I should be set with all that I have space for this year.

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  2. ScotO

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    Awesome, FBF! Sounds like you showed yourself to be a man of good character, and he's rewarding you yet again! Show us some pics when you get the goods!
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  3. raybonz

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    You need to start charging him Steve ;)

    Ray
  4. PapaDave

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    Everybody say it with me.....STEVE SUCKS!
    Wow, very nice. Like Scotty says, we'll need pics for verification.;)
  5. Lowtech

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    Good for you Steve!
  6. Wood Duck

    Wood Duck Minister of Fire

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    You're killing me! Those were some huge, straight Red Oaks you got last time. If this stuff is anywhere near as nice I am jealous.
  7. Ralphie Boy

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    You go Flatbed! I'm keeping the faith that I someday soon I make a score, even if it's a split that has fallen off some one's truck! Things have been dry here, very dry.;hm
  8. velvetfoot

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    I wish I had a truck!
  9. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    Not to worry. There will be pictures. ...or it didn't happen.
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  10. Hickorynut

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    I concur with what Hearth.com Members said. You showed yourself to be a class act on your end of the deal and the guy gave you another call. Helps him out too of course. I used to do the same when I was a big beagle rabbit hunter. I always showed respect and consideration for the landowners and usually/almost always was welcome back the next year.
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  11. clemsonfor

    clemsonfor Minister of Fire

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    Then buy one. You can get a very good wood getter for 3k. That will also serve you well to make supply trips for the house at lowes, carry a mower to the shop if you dont work on your own stuff or get yard plants, get a christmas tree, bring home your own refridge or dishwasher!

    I have 2 of them and cant imagine how i could funtion without a truck. I will never not have a tuck, now i drive a small car to work each day when i dont get wood or hunt, these days unless you make 90k you have to with gas prices. But to give you an idea, those who say vehicles are dead at 150k dont know anything or abuse thier stuff. The truck in my avatar is a 1980 k10. I still take it on 3 hour one way trips towing. My other truck is a 1990 ranger that will make the same trips and it has 295k miles on it. My car has 222k miles on it. Many think once something is 5 years old and has 100k on it its junk, i like that leaves plenty of good for those like me. Well you either need to check an old one out if you cant do your own work with a shop or you need to know how to do repairs to save money when you need to work on them. They will need work unlike something 5 yrs or newer that almost never needs anything.
  12. velvetfoot

    velvetfoot Minister of Fire

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    I almost did a couple years ago..starting thinking again. Thinking, not good...
    It helps that your road crews probably don't have to put much salt, if any, on the roads-it really eats up the vehicles. Plus, if I'd want to drive it in the winter, a 4x4 would be nice, but also more $.
    Where I used to live, more deep in the Salt Belt, dealers sometimes specialized in selling Southern cars.
  13. clemsonfor

    clemsonfor Minister of Fire

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    yea very little road salt here. ANd i hate driving my older stuff on it when they put it out!
  14. Standingdead

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    Check out TCAR on the internet. They are a repo auction place here in Burnt Hills (30 mins from you) They auction off tons of cars and trucks most high mileage cheap prices. I have seen full sized trucks good for farm/wood work go for 2-3 k.
  15. velvetfoot

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    Thanks for the tip. You don't have to be a registered dealer?
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    No its not just for dealers. Anyone can go to their site and check out vehicles. Bid on line. If your high bidder they do paperwork with DMV. I have bid on some of their trucks, snowmobiles in the past. Good luck.
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    Thanks again.

    And now, back to our regularly scheduled thread...
  18. Backwoods Savage

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    Congratulations Steve. You have a winner and so do they! Being invited back shows that you did good work and it was appreciated.
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  19. Flatbedford

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    I went to the camp yesterday and picked up the wood. It was a little pile of Black Locust rounds.
    DSC07440.JPG
    A nice easy 1/3 truck load.
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    There were some nasty crotches and believe it or some pretty rotten stuff too! I got two carts, or about a week's worth, of splits and one cart of garbage.
    DSC07443.JPG

    It was a little disappointing, but I'll take it and consider taking this small load as an investment in the next big load from here.
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  20. Backwoods Savage

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    Hey, it will keep you warm for a few days anyway. Besides, you helped the poor fella out.

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